Georgia Mihalcea


Georgia Mihalcea

Entrepreneur. Consultant. Winner of 4 crowdsourcing incentive challenges and short-listed for a social-business one.

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Today we’ll take the journey to Romania in Bucharest to meet Georgia Mihalcea. She is an entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in various fields and industries.

She embraced open innovation realm as a natural extension of her entrepreneurial side.

The problems she succesfully answered through open innovation are:

  1. U.S.A. Healthcare Organization: “Models for Sourcing Food Databases” (2011)

Solution: “Broadening Opportunities towards Global Health” – a tech and strategic solution proposal for a scalable platform dedicated initially to patients with diabetes and broadened to all kinds of patients in my paper. (From competitive reasons, the seeker opted to operate under anonymity on crowdsourcing and knowledge transfer platform Innocentive.com)

      2. U.S.A. Banking Group: “Humanizing the Customer Digital Experience” (2014) 

Solution: “Your Private Banking Coach – A very personal experience” – a tech application solution proposal to revolutionize the way customers interact with banking mobile terminals and the way they benefit of the overall banking experience. (From competitive reasons, the seeker opted to operate under anonymity on knowledge transfer platform Innocentive.com)

       3. N Square* and Stimson Center: “Innovative Approaches to Proliferation Prevention: An Industry-Government Information Sharing Platform” (2016)

Solution: “Source-to-Share Platform” – A tech and strategy solution proposal for a challenge launched by a coalition between six of the largest peace and security funders in the United States: Stimson Center and N Square (which is a collaborative effort between five of the largest peace and security funders in the United States: The Carnegie Corporation of New York, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Ploughshares Fund, and the Skoll Global Threats Fund). The challenge was launched on knowledge transfer platform Innocentive.com.

4. Berenyi Incorporated: “Patterns for Success” (2016)

Challenge: To design a leadership and training program to boost the successes of small business owners.

To develop an innovative set of tools that will help small business owners more readily achieve the success they so desperately seek by mastering three essential key areas: strategy, leadership and culture.

Awarded for the Culture category.

The challenge was launched through the crowdsourcing and crowdfunding platform HeroX.

5. Short-listed for the social-business solution and social-business modelling launched in Social Business Tour 2010 (by Erste Group and Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus) – “A good house for bad times”. 

Georgia is also one of the two founders of sharing information and collaboration platform openOI.org, a platform that hosts a prolific community of problem solvers, very passionate and innovative professionals from all around the world, winners of countless challenges.

Her divers structure led Georgia also toward the cinematography world, performing as a fixer and location manager in TV productions and films. Her passion for writing is reflected also in screenwriting as one of her tools for expression and communication.

When asked to give a title to this overall material, ahe answered: We are solvers. We take innovation personally.

…and then she sent to the production office this creative teaser she’s done for “We Are Solvers” project to mark its beginnings. Enjoy it!

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