25 Nov 2021

“Grow Impact – Austria!“ Conference

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25. + 26. November 2021

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Program

The program of the two-day conference “Grow Impact – Austria!” aims to gather the players of the extensive ecosystem in Austria and to promote connections between important actors. Opportunity will be given to a dialogue between those interest groups who are aware of the potential of social entrepreneurship for the creation and expansion of sustainable business models and the promotion of employment.

Thursday, 25.11.2021 

  • 09:30 – 10:00  Registration/COVID-19-Check/Coffee
  • 10:00 – 10:15  Welcome
  • 10:15 – 11:00  Ecosystem for Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
        • The Austrian ecosystem + perspectives on comprehensive partnerships and cross-sectoral cooperation
  • 11:00 – 11:30  Panel discussion
  • 11:30 – 12:00  Coffee break
  • 12:00 – 13:00  Impact Incubation
        • Creation and operation of structures that support social business in order to scale innovations with a societal impact
  • 13:00 – 13:30 Panel discussion
  • 13:30 – 14:15  Lunch break
  • 14:15 – 15:15  Impact and Business
        • Financing of hybrid business models for impact incubators and social business
  • 15:15 – 15:45 Panel discussion
  • 15:45 – 16:00 Wrap-up and closing remarks
  • from 18:30 Networking evening program (optional)

Guests: Peter Vandor (WU Wien), Kristina Notz (SEA), Constanze Stockhammer (SENA), Georg Schön (ashoka), Alexander Diesenreiter (Impact Hub Vienna), Jana Ganzmann (Impact Hub Tyrol), Erich Schwarz (SILC), Elisabeth Zehetner (WKO), Jonas Dinger (SIA), Uli Grabenwarter (EIF), Carmencita Julia Nader (Erste Bank), Markus Zeilinger (Fair Finance), Philipp Aiginger-Evangelisti (FFG)

Friday, 26.11.2021

The second day is entirely dedicated to the framework conditions for social & green entrepreneurship. Exciting questions on this topic will be discussed with high-ranking guests from politics and public administration.

  • 08:30 – 09:00  Registration/COVID-19-Check/Coffee
  • 09:00 – 09:10  Welcome
  • 09:10 – 10:00  Presentation:
        • Do we need an “eco-systemic change”?
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Panel discussion
  • 10:30 – 11:00  Coffee break
  • 11:00 – 12:00  Presentation:
        • Social entrepreneurs in the start-up ecosystem – transformation or
          addition?
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Panel discussion
  • 12:30 – 12:45  Wrap-up and closing remarks

Guests: LR Barbara Eibinger-Miedl, LR Sara Schaar, Andrea Keimel (Stadt Graz – Abteilung für Wirtschafts- und Tourismusentwicklung), Bernhard Puttinger (Greentech Cluster), TASKFORCOME, Kambis Kohansal-Vajargah (WKO), Barbara Coudenhove-Kalergi (IV)

Everyone who contribute to the Austrian social business ecosystem and wants to share their thoughts is invited.

  • Social business and social startup support facilities
  • Public administration representatives & political decision-makers
  • Representation of the interests of the social business community
  • Non-governmental supporting and sponsoring organisations & people

The event is held in German and registration is available in the below link on the event German page.

Due to the current situation, the conference will be held online. 

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