Core Conversations: “If Not Us, Then Who?” Working towards Equity & Justice

Join us for this Core Conversation on how individuals and communities can work towards social and economic justice in America, today.

Join a virtual discussion with Phillip Yates, Founder/CEO of Equiliberty, on the impact of race on our current virus + violence crises; followed by best practices from the Impact Hub community’s work on AIDE – Access, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity – to support and empower change-makers of color in the United States.

We will discuss:

1. How COVID-19 threatens African-American communities and community-based businesses; and how social enterprises like Equiliberty can help expand access for underinvested communities to asset-building opportunities through shared ownership.

2. How persistent police violence has inspired a generation of new civil rights leaders that has America re-thinking power structures, long-standing institutions, and governance.

3. How this new movement to end racism and violence against Black Americans and people of color has influenced so many people across the country and around the world to action, that 2020 may turn out to be a pivotal moment in human history.

4. How we can collaboratively envision what our world can look and work like under new systems that offer economic growth and justice for all, and co-create what might be.

Helping spark and lead discussion:

Phillip J. Yates – Attorney (Yates & Associates, PLLC); CEO/Founder of Equiliberty, Inc.; Board Chair of Impact Hub Houston.

Phillip founded Equiliberty to end poverty by helping people learn how to use their existing resources and talents to grow thriving businesses, create jobs, and develop strong local economies that contribute to global prosperity. It leverages technology to democratize access to credit and provides the tools for creators to build infrastructure and self-sustainable revenue models that ultimately promote economic growth and justice for all.

Phillip Yates is also a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Diversity Fund Houston. The Diversity Fund Houston is a micro venture fund created to invest in black and brown tech founders during the “friends and family” round. Prior to founding Diversity Fund Houston, Phillip helped establish a pre-venture business incubator for minorities at the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL). In this role, he focused on identifying key resources to assist startups and early-stage founders with opportunities to scale . Since its inception, this program has helped over 5,000 minority entrepreneurs join the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Phillip is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas and the Southern District of the United States where he practices Bankruptcy and Corporate law. He also sits on the board for Lone Star Justice Alliance, League of Women Voters Houston, 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston, and serves as General Counsel for the Business Angel Minority Association (baMa) and Chairman of Impact Hub Houston, which connects and empowers people working to solve social problems in our city and around the world.

Grace Rodriguez – CEO/Executive Director of Impact Hub Houston

Grace has helped spread ideas, create experiences, and spur action as a speaker, facilitator, producer and community developer for diverse companies and organizations, directly reaching over 296,000 people in the past decade. During Hurricane Harvey, she helped disseminate information to a quarter of a million people throughout Houston, and helped Sketch City’s tech volunteers connect with resources to effectively inform, rescue, shelter and feed people across the region. Grace has promoted Houston;s creative and startup communities to over 17,000 people over seven years of leading “Houston at SXSW;” and was responsible for engaging and energizing 800+ high-profile participants as TED’s “TEDActive” Creative Director.

Grace mentors startups and entrepreneurs at MassChallenge TX, Rice University’s Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (LILIE), Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at UH Bauer College, Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute (TMCx), and Capital Factory. She serves on the boards of Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH) and Writers in the Schools (WITS), and is the lead organizer of Women In Tech: Houston (WIT:H) and TEDxHouston.

Grace is also as an active member of the: Nationswell Council; Kauffman ESHIP Ecosystem Developers community; Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE); City of Houston Women and Minority Business Task Force; Houston Exponential Startup Development Organizations Roundtable; and the Page 30 Coalition.

found! 2020 Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony marks the end of the found! 2020 5-month accelerator program for social entrepreneurs

This Award Ceremony marks the end of the found! 2020 5-month accelerator program for social entrepreneurs whose projects help to prepare refugees for the Austrian labor market! Traditionally, the found! jury event and program finalists announcement is taking place in person. However, due to recent events, we are moving the final event online!

Join us from the comfort of your house to find out which two startups will be the winners of the found! accelerator program and receive 25.000€ in total to further invest in their impactful ideas to help refugees transition into the Austrian labor market!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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About found!

found! is a 5-month accelerator program for social entrepreneurs whose projects help to prepare refugees for the Austrian labor market, creating job opportunities, and helping them to build a life and livelihood in their new country.

It is an established initiative in the Austrian social impact community by the Deloitte Future Fund, executed in cooperation with the Impact Hub Vienna. The 2020 edition of found! marked the 4th round of the program. This year’s cohort participants are:

frida offers free, independent legal counselling for refugees and migrants, combining the two areas of law. We believe everyone must be able to enforce their rights.

FoodStories is a kitchen hub where refugee women are employed as cooks and cooking instructors, cooking their traditional dishes for delivery and catering and running cooking classes for individuals and groups.

The Connection has been helping young migrants integrate and acquire language, school and social skills for 8 years.

The Vienna Hobby Lobby offers free leisure program for children and young people from a disadvantaged social background. For many families leisure courses are very expensive, so that they can’t afford them. We work with ambitious young people with migrant background to give these courses.

ÖkonoWie? is a young start-up from Styria. The team wants to assist refugees and migrants in understanding the basic business and economic knowledge necessary for the Austrian labor market, thus filling knowledge gaps as well as offering additional qualifications.

Ahl@n uses technology and utilizes the untapped capabilities of skilled refugees and migrants to provide affordable translation/interpretation services. This solution helps refugees and migrants overcome language barriers and contributes to their integration in the Austrian society.

The found! 2020 participants

(Top row, left to right) Farah Saad (frida), Ariane Olschak (frida), Petra Aji (FoodStories), Rosa Haltmeyer (Vienna Hobby Lobby), Leila Salehiravesh (Ahl@n), (Bottom row, left to right) Valerie Mühlenburg (the CONNECTION), Diana Reuchlin (the CONNECTION), Denise Diex (ÖkonoWie?), Jasmin Abou Ahmed (ÖkonoWie). Photo by Lea Fabienne

Food Talks: How food can save the world

Join us for Food Talks, where we’ll explore how we can all tackle the climate crisis through the lens of food.

#FOODTALKS: How food can save the world

Join us on Tuesday 30th June 2020 (5.00-6.30pm) for Food Talks, where we’ll explore how we can all tackle the climate crisis through the lens of food.

This is part of our 2020 #FoodTalks series, which has an overarching theme this year of ‘We are all emergency respondents now’. We will discover how we can transform our food systems to tackle the climate, nature, obesity and democracy emergencies.

Carolyn Steel, in conversation with our moderator, will be sharing insights from her brand new book ‘Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World’. Carolyn also wrote ‘Hungry City’ and is a leading authority on food, cities and transformative change. In addition, we will hear stories of people taking positive climate action on the ground (to be announced soon). Crucially, there will also be an opportunity for you to get involved in the discussion about how we can all be emergency respondents now.

#FoodTalks is brought to you by a partnership of the Food Ethics Council, Impact Hub Kings Cross, Organico, and London Food Link, part of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.

There is an optional donation to this event. This will help us cover our costs and time for the event, but we still want to be accessible to everyone, so only give if you can!

Impact is the New Mobile Chapter 1: How it all begins?

Look with us at the 1st chapter of IMPACT IS THE NEW MOBILE to understand where we are now and what we all can do right away.

About this Event

We all know that a website is only a good website if its mobile version is at least equally well performing as the desktop version. A mobile version is an absolute Must-Have and what seems normal to all of us today, was a long time coming process behind the scenes.

The same destiny is happening to businesses of all sizes and industries. For a few years now, it has been expected from businesses to create and drive positive impact and not only have good products/services or rising profits. What slowly started to develop in the past years, now is suddenly put in the spotlight. In times of COVID-19, the impact aspects of your business are becoming important NOW and it is the best time to start implementing them in your brand and business.

We invite you to look with us at the 1st chapter of IMPACT IS THE NEW MOBILE to understand where we are now and what we all can do right away.

We will talk about:

What is impact? Why is it relevant in times of COVID19 and beyond?

Regenerative business framework & other impact models (tools, practices, trends that can help you lead from the emerging future)

Importance of communication & content marketing

7 tips for Content Marketing for acting in a crisis

2 approaches that will work post crisis

Human Centred approach

Responsible Storytelling

Moderator:

Arlind Haxhijaj, Founder Coolab

Workshop Hosts:

Christina Forster

I believe that every business, brand or product has a story to tell – and that’s a good one, too. My own story started in the field of journalism but already in 2005 she moved from print to online. However, it was only during my 8 years in London when I discovered how Content Marketing, Storytelling and Responsible Communication can enable sustainable success for a business – something that became my biggest passion. Since then I am helping clients – ranging from big corporation to startups, telling their stories by creating human centered content strategies for internal and external use. Throughout my career I have worked in the fashion, sports, music but also media and IT industry with companies such as Red Bull, Nivea, Labello, Boden or Cisco Austria. Startups I love to support with DIY tool-kits for Content Marketing, so everyone can implement it themselves.

Bistra Kumbaroska

Poetry is what I am, everything else is what I do and what I do is supporting individuals, organisations and companies in combining innovative tools to grow their impact. In 2008, I was one of the core drivers of a movement in Macedonia that resulted with today’s most popular youth portal in CEE Region, www.mladiinfo.com. My passion for entrepreneurship took me on a journey through Europe, Sub-Sahara Africa, and South-East Asia, supporting the creation of meaningful jobs for youth, together with partners like the European Commission, UN PRME and other international organisations. I have been involved in the creation and scaling of more than 5 networks and entities across different sectors in CEE and have organized, facilitated and shared my experience at more than 132 international events and conferences so far. At the moment, I am a managing partner of Vienna-based agency Heartbeats Innovation & Communication and I focus my time on innovations in impact management, civil society, community management, impact-driven businesses and international convenenings.

Guest Speaker:

Barbara Inmann, Managing Director, Impact Hub Viena

Global Responses to a Global Pandemic webinar series #3: Sharing African responses to COVID-19

As the global community for investors for impact, AVPA, AVPN, EVPA & IVPC (LatImpacto) are working together to share lessons and philanthropic responses from across the world.

These short virtual spotlights will share examples from differing regions to similar challenges:

• Exploring the diverse roles grant makers can have in responding to the pandemic

• Share examples of responses

• Hear from voices on the ground

An opportunity to start conversations and share peer learning with a global audience which can be continued over the coming months. Hear practitioner stories from 4 continents.

This webinar is part of a series, register for the webinars below:

Webinar #1: Asia‘s response, Tuesday, 7 April at 16:00 – 17:00 SGT. Watch the recording here.

Webinar #2: Latin America‘s response, Wednesday, 15 April at 16:00 – 17:00 CEST. Watch the recording here.

Webinar #3: Africa‘s response, Tuesday, 28 April at 12:00 -13:30 CEST. Register here.

Webinar #4: Europe‘s response, Tuesday, 5 May at 11:00 – 12:30 CEST. Register here.

Global responses to a global pandemic series: Sharing European Investors’ for Impact responses to COVID-19

As the global community for investors for impact, AVPA, AVPN, EVPA & IVPC (LatImpacto) are working together to share lessons and philanthropic responses from across the world.

These short virtual spotlights will share examples from differing regions to similar challenges:

• Exploring the diverse roles grant makers can have in responding to the pandemic

• Share examples of responses

• Hear from voices on the ground

An opportunity to start conversations and share peer learning with a global audience which can be continued over the coming months. Hear practitioner stories from 4 continents.

This webinar is part of a series, register for the webinars below:

Webinar #1: Asia‘s response, Tuesday, 7 April at 16:00 – 17:00 SGT. Watch the recording here.

Webinar #2: Latin America‘s response, Wednesday, 15 April at 16:00 – 17:00 CEST. Watch the recording here.

Webinar #3: Africa‘s response, Tuesday, 28 April at 12:00 -13:30 CEST. Register here.

Webinar #4: Europe‘s response, Tuesday, 5 May at 11:00 – 12:30 CEST. Register here.

Impact Hub Brasilia: Diálogos para o Impacto

Diálogos para o Impacto é uma iniciativa da Pós-Graduação em Impacto, Inovação e Empreendedorismo Social do UDF com o apoio do Impact Hub Brasília. A segunda edição será uma online e gratuita com o Fábio Deboni, Gerente-Executivo do Instituto Sabin e autor do livro “Impacto na Encruzilhada”, que falará sobre o tema “Ecossistema de Impacto e filantropia: como está e como fica o cenário diante da crise do Covid-19“.

A palestra acontece na próxima quarta-feira, dia 22 de abril às 19h.

Inscreva-se na palestra, clicando aqui.

livro Impacto na Encruzilhada aborda desafios e obstáculos de questões sociais e/ou ambientais como narrativas, ferramentas, financiamento, transparência, avaliação e governança.

O livro está disponibilizado de forma gratuita nesse período. Acesse o livro clicando aqui.

Você pode conferir a programação completa do Diálogos para o Impacto aqui.

. 22/04 | Quarta-feira | 19 horas

Convidado: Fabio Deboni, Gerente Executivo do Instituto Sabin e intraempreendedor social

Tema: Ecossistema de Impacto e filantropia: como está e como fica o cenário diante da crise?

. 27/04 | Segunda-feira | 19 horas

Convidada: Deise Nicoletto, fundadora do Impact Hub Brasília

Tema: O poder coletivo em épocas de mudanças

. 06/05 | Quarta-feira | 19 horas

Convidado: Bruno Vichi, fundador do Diálogos Mediando Saberes – Studio DMS

Tema: Desenvolvendo inteligência emocional por meio da meditação

. 13/05 | Quarta-feira |19 horas

Convidada: Carol Freitas, biomimeticista e facilitadora de Inovação – Nous

Tema: Biomimética e criatividade em tempos de mudança

. 21/05 | Quinta-feira | 19 horas

Convidado: Carlos Daniel, coordenador dos Cursos de Economia e Gestão Pública do UDF

Tema: Economia e finanças em cenários de incerteza

. 28/05 | Quinta-feira | 19 horas

Convidado: Rafael Cunha, empreendedor – Studio Inova 220 e planejador de campanhas publicitárias

Tema: Tendências da publicidade digital pós-crise

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