Tell us about your partnerships
To maximize reach and quality of the knowable.org-resources, building sustainable partnerships with organizations and local initiatives is curcial. This also links back to technical partnerships and co-operations. At this point we are in very close contact to GIZ (the ICE-network and the GATE-initiative), SAP, text-to-change, Practical Action and numerous hackerspaces and FABlabs in Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Maputo, Yogyakarta, Addis Abeba, and Cairo. We plan to heavily expand this network, starting with the launch of our public beta in September 2012.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
We just launched the beta of our platform. At this point we need a seed funding of about 160k€ to further grow knowable.org for one year. Thus, we are now looking for impact investors, social business angels and venture philantrophy capital. As we love to connect people and ideas - we are always keen to learn about great and small innovations, designs, and techniques that have a strong impact.