S O C I A L C H A L L E N G E - 2018
Bye Bye Plastic Bags is a social initiative driven by children, driven by the youth to get the people of Bali to say no to plastic bags. Founders and sisters, Melati (15) and Isabel (13) Wijsen started Bye Bye Plastic Bags 3 years ago when they were inspired by a lesson in class about significant people like Nelson Mandela, Lady Diana, Mahatma Ghandi. They went home that day and thought “What can we do as children living in Bali, what can we do NOW.” Bye Bye Plastic Bags was born in 2013 and now has a volunteer team of 25-30 students from all schools around Bali, local and international. And has become a well known international movement of inspiration, youth empowerment, and of course, saying no to plastic bags.
P A R T I C I P A N T S
For over 10 years Shelley has been raising awareness about a plant-based diet, inspiring people to adopt a more sustainable way of eating, for our health and the future of our planet. In 2011, she produced and directed the award-winning documentary feature PLANEAT, which was shown in over 90 cinemas across the US and UK, with a special screening in London’s parliament. The film continues to shown, having now been translated into over 10 languages, and shown as part of educational programmes
Seb is a learning addict who has spent the past 10 years researching, trialling and testing different life frameworks, routines, and practices to optimise his self with the goal to inspire and pass these learnings onto others. Seb views a conscious society working as a collective as most effective way we can overcome global issues that face us today and is passionate about leading the way through developing solutions with great like-minded people.
Cristina is the Chief Catalyst at LCJG, leading thecage.io, igniting connections and partnerships. She led Apple HK & China, was Director at Prada APAC being part of its IPO, Operations Director for Gucci Europe, and held several positions at LVMH. She studied at HBS, Stanford, Insead, Tsinghua & CEIBS, and is a yoga teacher and reiki master. She started www.luxarity.com and is angel investor of start-ups related to education, lifestyle and technology.
Alberto runs Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship’s incubator, scouting and supporting hundreds of brilliant ideas all year around. He co-founded kafkah.com, on a mission to re-invent food in Europe. Alberto’s background is in international development with UN and EU Agencies, then turned to the entrepreneurial side of life and never went back. He has a M.Sc.in Sustainable Dev and a minor in Management from LSE. His passions are winemaking, design and the Enlightenment.
Lisa is a political scientist turned entrepreneur who runs a Swedish design agency specialising in sustainable materials. She also helps companies and organisations step outside conventional thinking through Design Sprints and Prototyping techniques at innovation agency Another Tomorrow. Prior to moving back to her hometown Stockholm, Lisa lived in NYC, Shanghai, Spain and Dominican Republic, where she picked up a bunch of languages and lifestyles that irreversibly made her a global citizen.
Valentino Pacifici is a pasta-fed geek. Originally, he is from the green heart of Italy, a place surrounded by villages that seem stuck in time. Currently, he is a Data Scientist at The Boston Consulting Group and he is a member of the TEDxStockholm's board. Valentino has two Master’s degrees in Computer Engineering and he holds a PhD in Telecommunication Engineering. He tries to hide his total nerdiness by engaging in activities that both geeks and non-geeks seem to value.
Sally is passionate about making a positive impact and is aspired to become a conscious foodie. She started her first business in Canada doing social media selling in 2008, and co-founded an e-commerce business on tailor-made fashion. With previous experience in banking and project consulting, she is currently working in LCJG to explore and bring new businesses into the luxury retail environment in Asia.
Jimmy has spent the last four years researching different vehicles for detaching form the conscious mind and harnessing the floe state. Jimmy has spent time in silence in India and Indonesia while using meditation as a key practice. Jimmy believes the digital revolution fuels the global consciousness crisis but that it also provides a platform for the solution.
Silicon bali is a pop-up decelerator where global catalysts, entrepreneurs and innovators meet for two reasons: to work together as a collective and grow individually as people mentally, emotionally and spiritually
During 5 days in Canggu, Bali, hands-on workshops and discussions are alternated with meditation and yoga sessions. Silicon Bali is as much a platform for personal development, networking and entrepreneurship as it is aimed to generate social value by leveraging on the collective intelligence of participants to solve social challenges
P H I L O S O P H Y
We believe that self-awareness, interdisciplinary intelligence and business solutions must go hand in hand
We created Silicon Bali as a platform for change, both at personal and collective level
Silicon Bali will be an annually recurring event where driven individuals get together to express their creativity, learn and grow together in meaningful ways
C O N T A C T
Reach out and say hello, candidate yourself for Silicon Bali 2018 or if you would like to partner up with us for a project
O U T C O M E
Participants develop self-awareness and collective consciousness, creating value on their personal & professional lives
A local challenge is tackled by prototyping, designing and implementing a solution together
Bali boosts its positioning as a global hub for entrepreneurship, sustainability and awareness