The founders of the Officecubed co-working space have been holding monthly sundowner and meet-up events, such as social enterprise networking events, workshops and youth development activities and a conference, for the past year, at the expense of their own, to foster collaboration and cooperation among individuals. We have gained contacts and fostered collaboration among from a lot of local small to medium enterprises, NGOs, NPOs and individuals. We have brought people together that developed joint projects, combined their efforts or found clients at Officecubed. We have also established good relations with large organizations such as “Coca-Cola Myanmar”, “Myanmar Beer”, “WWF”, a local HR consulting firm and so on, which are sponsoring our events and have built partnerships with us to support their marketing and business development.
One of your team members is the co-founder of Social Impact Myanmar (socialimpactmyanmar.org) which is currently the biggest community of social enterprises and people interested in social entrepreneurship in Myanmar. We know most of the social entrepreneurs around Yangon personally and have already organized events, workshops and a social enterprise day with more than 400 participants together with them. Social Impact Myanmar currently holds regular community events at the Officecubed coworking space.
Another team member has been working full time for more than a year at one of the top five local pharmaceutical companies in Myanmar, Because of that, he has close connections with several large enterprises and good relations with media who can support and promote us financially and physically.
We are closely working together with the Myanmar chapter of AIESEC, a global youth leadership development platform. 2 of our team members are former AIESEC members and we have been partnering for the organization of events and AIESEC in Myanmar is currently based at Officecubed.
We have strong connections to local entrepreneurship development centers in Yangon and also other cities. Social Impact Myanmar has been holding several talks, workshops and presentations to promote the concept of social entrepreneurship over the past year at the locations of our partnership institutions.
As we have 2 alumni from an Australian university in our team, we are in close contact with the Australian Embassy, Australian Trade Commission and the Australian Alumni Network; who already indicated their willingness to cooperate with us in talent development programs and social activities.