Webinar – Blockchain: Boon or bane for Carbon reduction

A conversation evaluating the possibilities and challenges using blockchain technology in the fight against climate change

About

There is a long standing discussion about sustainability when it comes to blockchain. While Blockchain alone cannot solve the climate crisis, there are interesting concepts, ideas and solutions that are using the technology for creating an impact. In recent years, blockchain technology has been utilised to improve global carbon markets, however there are challenges in increasing the positive impact and expand the markets.

In this webinar, we will take a look into how blockchain technology specifically work in the areas of carbon markets and hear from a group of panelists about different concepts/tools that are being currently developed and used.

Agenda:

  • Welcome note from PositiveBlockchain, Climate KIC, Greentech Alliance
  • Basic introduction to blockchain
  • Potential of blockchain for voluntary carbon markets – Julia Hsiao-Pei Liao
  • Introduction by the panelists (20 mins)
  • Moderated panel discussion (30 mins)
  • Q & A (20 mins)

Speakers:

  • Paul Gambill, CEO of NORI
  • Magdalena Gronowska, Innovation & Policy, Blockchain for Climate
  • Laszlo Giricz, Founder and CEO of Poseidon
  • more speakers tbc

PositiveBlockchain.io is an open-source database, media platform, and a community exploring the potential of blockchain technologies for social and environmental impact. The database currently lists more than 800 projects and startups using blockchain for good. PositiveBlockchain is a non-profit association run by a global community of contributors.

EIT Climate KIC is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy. We identify and support innovation that helps society mitigate and adapt to climate change. We believe that a decarbonised, sustainable economy is not only necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change, but presents a wealth of opportunities for business and society.

Greentech Alliance is a community of Greentech companies from all over the world which connects the members to top tier VCs, media and experts.

Impact Hub Berlin is the home for social entrepreneurship in the German capital. A catalyst for social innovation – a community, a consultancy and a creative space. As part of the global network for social innovation, they inspire, connect and enable local community of changemakers to develop solutions to the greatest challenges facing people and the planet

Aalto University, Finland is a new multidisciplinary science and art community in the fields of science, business, and art and design.

How to network digitally and land a job in the post-COVID-19 economy

COVID-19 has changed the way we work, and consequently, the way we network.

In Germany, the number of people out of work has risen by 40,000 month-on-month since March, according to the BA federal labour agency.

Whether you’re looking for new career opportunities or job hunting for the first time, it’s an intimidating scenario.

As Europe and other parts of the world reopen, it’s time to get out there and network – oh, wait! Is it safe? There are a lot of question marks over the game of networking, especially right now. Introducing yourself: yes. Shaking hands: definitely not!

We’ve always heard a lot that people are afraid of networking, even before COVID-19 complicated matters further. The little voices inside our heads tell us:

  • “I don’t have the skills to network.”
  • “I’m not ‘there’ yet.”
  • “It will be embarrassing because [fill in the blank].”

The good news is: you are not alone! The Tribe for Career Happiness has your back.

Join us at our virtual event to connect your head to your mind and find out how you can network authentically and efficiently – whatever the situation.

In the session we will:

  • Network with each other using an agile approach
  • Examine our own existing networks: who is already there?
  • Make networking feel less ‘awkward’
  • Work on our empathy and create win-win scenarios
  • Learn to position ourselves to connect to new opportunities online.

Are you ready to take this networking challenge and land yourself a job in the post-COVID-19 economy?

Sign up now to go on this journey together!

This event is brought to you by the Career Happiness Tribe at Impact Hub Berlin – where change goes to work.

Skillshare Breakfast: Design Thinking and Scenario Planning for Businesses

Design Thinking and Scenario Planning as a Compass for Innovation

The time has come to meet for a coffee and some brain thoughts again in person. We are happy to invite you again to our wonderful Impact Hub Vienna for a Skillshare breakfast.

This session will be possible to join live as well as online. So hurry up to sign up for limited amount of tickets or enjoy it from behind of your computer.

Together we will have the opportunity to look into the future and predict a bit.

If you have ever asked your self the question “Does my business model also works in the future?” you should not miss the chance to learn more about design thinking and scenario planning.

Scenario planning helps organizations become more agile by asking its practitioners to form a strategy for situations that seem far-fetched and even implausible today. Meanwhile, design thinking is an approach that puts a product’s or service’s users front and center.

Let’s discover the power of both!

What will you learn about at this Skillshare Breakfast?

➡️ Challenges for organizations during Covid-19 pandemic

➡️ Use of Scenario Planning and Design Thinking

➡️ Human-Centered Design as a compass for innovation

➡️ Methods

About the presenter

Maria is a User Experience Expert who specializes in Service Design and Product Strategy.

After studying Media Technology & Design in Berlin and international Design in Copenhagen, Maria spent several years abroad, where she gained valuable work experience with established giants, nonprofit organisations and ventures.

Today she works as Lead Designer at Empatic-UX in Austria, where she manages international clients in building Product Solutions from scratch.

She also teaches as a UX Coach at the Experience Design Institute in Germany and at several Universities.

Her passion lies in educational design, human industry and the impact of technology on society.

About #10SkillsFor2030:

2020 is a special year for Impact Hub Vienna: It has been 10 years since Impact Hub Vienna opened its doors (celebrate with us at #10YearsIHV!) and we have 10 years left to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Based on the OECD Learning Compass 2030, we’ve identified 10 skills needed for changemakers to make the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 a reality. Each of our Skillshare Breakfasts this year will focus on one of these skills to help you create a world that works for all. Curious? Learn more here: https://www.oecd.org/education/2030-project/

Tweakshop & Hub Hang – 5 Things You Should Know About Web Accessibity

Let’s learn how to make digital content that’s accessible to all!

So you have your marketing plan set, your campaign ready but have you assured your design is accessible to everyone?

Join us on a workshop on designing for accessibility! Web accessibility refers to building digital content that can be used by a wide range of people, including individuals with visual, motor, auditory or speech impairment. As designers, we have the power and responsibility to make sure that everyone has access to what we create regardless of ability, context, or situation. I will walk you through a few tips that are easy to implement on your website.

Osamu Wakabayashi has over ten years of web design/digital marketing business working exclusively for the nonprofit industry. He holds over 30 seminars annually and helped 50+ nonprofit organizations, and runs the Ottawa UI/UX Meetup group with over 2,000 members and Web for Nonprofit Meetup group with 200 professionals working for the nonprofit sector.

What’s a Tweakshop & Hub Hang? We’ve combined a Hubber favourite, our weekly 15-minute Tweakshops, with a brand-new virtual program, the Hub Hang!

11:00-11:15 – Tweakshop: Learn from Hubbers about small tweaks and non-essential life skills that can help you lead a richer and more fulfilled life.

11:15-12:00 – Hub Hang: Stick around for informal conversation with fellow Hubbers & friends. Use this time to catch up, share your remote-working tips and tricks, and update us all on the books, podcasts and shows you can finally binge shame-free. Come and go as you please – no pressure to stick around for the entire hang!

* A link to register via Zoom will be provided once you sign up on Eventbrite!*

Free tickets – Available to Members and anyone for whom cost is a barrier to attending.

We have removed our ‘Helping Hand Donation’ ticketing option and offer the following suggestions should you wish to donate, instead, to an organization working to support anti-racism in Canada:

Designing for Inclusivity in Entrepreneurship

Take action! How to centre inclusion & anti-racism in your businesses & business support programs.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or developing programs to support them, designing for inclusion will invite more people in, and help them to feel welcome once they’re there. It can’t be achieved overnight, and it won’t happen without commitment and some discomfort, but there are steps you can take – straight away.

Join us to hear from inclusion leaders about actionable strategies for building anti-racism and inclusivity into your business and programs.

Speakers

Who should come?

  • Whether you’re a nonprofit professional, program designer, entrepreneur, self-employed or just looking to take a leap into entrepreneurship, you are welcome to join.
  • This event is welcoming of everyone, including BIPoC, transgender, two-spirit and non-binary individuals. We aim to create a ‘brave space‘ to voice and discuss the inclusion challenges your business or organization is facing.

This event is being hosted in partnership with the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH), of which Impact Hub Ottawa is one of ten Regional Hubs.

Led by Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute, the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship and the Ted Rogers School of Management with over 50 partner organizations, WEKH is a nation-wide network of researchers, business support organizations, and key stakeholders aiming to reduce barriers and grow women’s entrepreneurship in Canada.

Learn more about WEKH here.

Dirigé par le Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute, le Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship et la Ted Rogers School of Management (ces trois sites sont en anglais seulement) et en partenariat avec plus de 50 organisations, le Portail de connaissances pour les femmes en entrepreneuriat (PCFE) est un réseau national de chercheurs, d’organisations de soutien aux entreprises et d’intervenants clés dont le but est de réduire les barrières et de faire croître l’entrepreneuriat féminin au Canada.

En savoir plus ici.

Brown Bag Lunch – Managing your Business Through Uncertainty

See your business through to a new normal

Not sure what your business will look like post-lockdown, or as businesses start to re-open? Do you need help understanding what the risks are to your organization as we get ready to face a new normal?

Emilie’s expertise in risk management, scenario planning and contingency planning will help you chart a way through the uncertainty!

Emilie Wilcox is the Managing Partner at Baiame Consulting, specializing in risk and performance management. With over 15 years of experience helping businesses identify and manage their risks to better their performance, Emilie has worked with organizations of all sizes and kinds in numerous countries and industries. Reach out to Emilie to schedule a session to talk through your organizations’ next steps.

Brown Bag Lunches are Impact Hub Ottawa’s weekly lunch & learns led by Hubbers, for members and non-members alike. Topics vary each week, but you’re always sure to learn something new! Can’t make it at 12 PM? Register and we’ll email you a recording of the presentation to watch at your convenience.

Free tickets – Available to Members and anyone for whom cost is a barrier to attending.

We have removed our ‘Helping Hand Donation’ ticketing option and offer the following suggestions should you wish to donate, instead, to an organization working to support anti-racism in Canada:

* A Zoom link will be provided once you sign up via Eventbrite!*

Brown Bag Lunch – Using Data to Make Positive Change

How to harness the power of data for good!

We know that data has the power to make change. But how specifically can that power be harnessed to make a positive difference, locally and globally?

This week, Hubber Jennifer Shellinck will talk about going from high-level goals to the nuts and bolts of working with data, and how to connect these dots.

Jennifer Shellinck is an Ottawa-based data scientist who founded the data science company Sysabee to help organizations tackle thorny data problems that matter.

Jen’s passion is in bringing cutting-edge data technology to organizations wanting to form the best analysis and decisions. Sysabee applies the very latest machine-learning and systems-modeling to help organizations achieve their greater potential.

Jennifer is also the founding member of the Data Science Experts Group, an association of specialists who customize data-driven solutions for each client. Jennifer’s machine learning and simulation expertise comes from her background in Cognitive Science, earning a Ph.D. in 2009. As an adjunct professor at Carleton University, she remains active in academic research and keeps up-to-date on the latest research.

Brown Bag Lunches are Impact Hub Ottawa’s weekly lunch & learns led by Hubbers, for members and non-members alike. Topics vary each week, but you’re always sure to learn something new! Can’t make it at 12 PM? Register and we’ll email you a recording of the presentation to watch at your convenience.

Free tickets – Available to Members and anyone for whom cost is a barrier to attending.

We have removed our ‘Helping Hand Donation’ ticketing option and offer the following suggestions should you wish to donate, instead, to an organization working to support anti-racism in Canada:

* A Zoom link will be provided once you sign up via Eventbrite!*

FEMtrepreneurs presents FEMseries: workshops

The FEMseries consists of online lectures and workshops to inspire women and to equip them with the tools & skills to kickstart their idea.

About this Event

Join our 3-part module to get a glimpse into the world of entrepreneurship, learn how to get from idea to business concept and bring your idea to the next level.

We get you started with:

  • Why + Ideation (What is your motivation for your idea or start-up? How can we develop this idea? 25.05.20)
  • Business Model (What is your business model and why is it important? 05.06.20)
  • Pitching workshop (Theoretical input & practicing a pitch. 11.06.20)

Each session is about 2,5h long, will be held virtually and is led by industry experts.

Register to participate!

You can select each date separately.

FEMtrepreneurs is an initiative by the University of Basel in cooperation with HBA, ImpactHub Basel, WomenMatters and WeHub India.