The platform born on a social innovation weekend

In March 2010, a White October team attended a collaborative hack weekend to find solutions to issues faced by young offenders.

Working with service designers Bruno Taylor and Itamar Ferrer, we created Flip - a platform for young people to collect peer feedback to use on CVs. We kept developing the idea after the weekend, and secured funding from Nesta, the innovation foundation.

Supported by Wayra UnLtd

Flip was incorporated and renamed represent. It was accepted into the Wayra UnLtd accelerator programme for social enterprises and hired a full-time developer.

Life as a new social enterprise was tough, though, and despite several unsuccessful attempts to pivot the business and find a market fit, represent was wound up in 2016.

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