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.

MEMBERS ONLY: Online Course on Collaboration and Co-Creation

Jutta Jerlich, digital strategist and educator teaching Collaboration & Co-Creation at TU Wien, offers her expertise to our IHBasel members!

About this Event

We at Impact Hub Basel believe that the world’s greatest challenges will never be solved by one person or organization alone.

We need to work together.

With this course, we want to support you to thrive in and co-shape our collaborative ecosystem of purpose-driven changemakers that want to make a positive impact in the world.

We are very happy that Jutta Jerlich, digital strategist and educator teaching Collaboration and Co-Creation at the Vienna University of Technology, offers her expertise to our Impact Hub Basel members.

This course is for people who want to understand the most common pitfalls that happen in a team while growing their ideas into products and services for the market. Even if you don’t have a team yet, this course prepares you for it by learning about your own values and motivations as a basis for effective and efficient communication in your future self-organized project team. There is no prior knowledge or skill set needed.

This course features 6 online sessions, weekly on Friday 15.00-16.00 from 01.05.2020 until 05.06.2020.

In addition to that, Jutta offers mentoring sessions to the first three teams that register!

Course Dates:

  • 01 May 2020, 15.00-16.00
  • 08 May 2020, 15.00-16.00
  • 15 May 2020, 15.00-16.00
  • 22 May 2020, 15.00-16.00
  • 29 May 2020, 15.00-16.00
  • 05 June 2020, 15.00-16.00

Sign up for the course on Nexudus now! Registration is open until 29 April 2020.

Any questions? Shoot a message to jerome.hemmig@impacthub.net

You will get the videoconferencing link to the online course via Nexudus after the registration closes.

Happy learning!

PS: Not a member yet? Check the Membership Packages out here and email us at bookings.basel@impacthub.net


Please note that by registering and participating in this event, you agree to the recording of your appearance and/or your voice, which Verein Impact Hub Basel and Jutta Jerlich can publish in photos, videos and accompanying sound recordings via online and offline media and for marketing purposes.

If you don’t know your numbers, you don’t have a business.

Our monthly Workbench series of workshops  is for impact entrepreneurs who want to take their start-up to the next level.

Profitable entrepreneurs develop precise financial plans that predict vital information such as how much money it will take to get started. Such financial planning is essential, but developing one can be a struggle. This session will offer you a few leading principles, which will help you tackle the challenges of forecasting startup costs and creating a solid financial plan.

This workshop will be performed by Peter Fechter from RS Finance. RS Finance helps entrepreneurs and other customers to come to informed financial decisions and support them with more difficult tax and business economics issues.

About our Workbench series

Our monthly Workbench series of workshops, which takes place every first Thursday of the month, is for impact entrepreneurs who want to take their start-up to the next level. Each Workbench tackles one of six regularly rotating topics: legal advice, marketing & sales, finance & funding, organisational culture & structure, sustainable operations, and impact measurement.

Tickets are free for Impact Hub members. For non-members, individual sessions are €30 each.

Read more about our workbench series.

Build a strong business brand

Our monthly Workbench series of workshops is for impact entrepreneurs who want to take their start-up to the next level.

In this workshop facilitated by Adam Stones of A’DAM Communications we will work on your brand. What is the value of branding and clear communications? What makes a brand recognised, respected and ready to grow? And how could you build up your own brand in 7 steps? Based on theory, exercises and cases you will walk away at the end of the workshop with three concrete actions to build up your own brand.

About our Workbench series

Our monthly Workbench series of workshops, which takes place every first Thursday of the month, is for impact entrepreneurs who want to take their start-up to the next level. Each Workbench tackles one of six regularly rotating topics: legal advice, marketing & sales, finance & funding, organisational culture & structure, sustainable operations, and impact measurement.

Tickets are free for Impact Hub members. For non-members, individual sessions are €30 each.

Read more about our workbench series.

Reimagine Education in the Time of COVID-19

This virtual panel will bring young social innovators together to talk about digital divide from global perspectives and their actions addressing this issue, and to reimagine education in the post-COVID-19 world.

Digital education divide refers to inequalities in access to technology as well as the imbalances in resources and skills needed to effectively participate as a digital citizen. It’s a problem in many regions for many years. COVID-19 is indeed exposing the digital education divide. The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools across the world to close, impacting more than 1.5 billion children and youth learners, according The United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). School had switched to online teaching, and a lack of digital devices left millions of poor children out of school.

Various immediate actions are being taken at different levels to address the digital education divide. This time, we will bring 4 young people from different countries together to share their thoughts about education in COVID-19 and their actions to bridge education divide. As Professor Klaus Schwab once said during a Global Shapers Town Hall Meeting “Young people and better use of technology are the two main drivers to help us reimagine, redesign and rebuild a new system”, this virtual roundtable will offer an oppotunity to help us reimagine education in a post-COVID-19 world.


  • Miguel Solera Martín (Global Sharper, Madrid Hub)
  • Sinmisola Nojimu-Yusuf (Global Sharper, LagosHub)
  • Liu HE (Co-Founder of Project Guangyuan)
  • Wan ZUO (Co-Founder of Project Guangyuan)

Moderater: Luona Cai (Global Shaper, Shanghai I Hub)

How Covid -19 affects International Supply Chains

Analysing supply chain developments and mitigation strategies, risks & responsible business conduct

With COVID-19 disrupting international production and trade, organisations with international supply chains are facing major challenges. These challenges grow in complexity when sustainable and responsible business conduct is top priority within the organisation.

In this online event on May 12, a group of peer professionals will unite to analyse current and expected supply chain developments and mitigation strategies building upon their own experiences. What challenges are these organisations facing and what ideas are out there to overcome these? How can we ensure responsible business in these challenging times? Together, we aim to identify and exchange strategies to strengthen our supply and value chains and thereby safeguard the continuity of business.


➜ Helena Posthumus | Senior Advisor at the Sustainable Economic Development & Gender unit at KIT

Helena’s current work focuses on sustainable and inclusive food systems, agri-food value chains, rural development and responsible business conduct. She obtained an MSc and PhD at Wageningen University, combining Development Economics and Sustainable Land Management with a particular focus on agriculture in developing countries. She worked in the United Kingdom for eight years as a research fellow at two universities before joining KIT in 2013. Her passion is to bridge the areas of academia, policy and practice on sustainable economic development and food systems.

➜ Jan-Marcel Schubert | Conservation Cacao Leader at Original Beans.

Jan-Marcel Schubert is leading Original Beans Sourcing work and is in charge of project development in Latin America. Starting with his own chocolate company in 2006, when he was only 16 years old he joined Original Beans as a volunteer in 2010 in Ecuador. After studying food technology and researching on origin analysis on cacao he moved to Ecuador, where he lives now for several years and set up Original Beans conservation & cacao projects in Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. His strength is networking between conservation- , development- and farmers- organisations, always keeping the focus on his favourite subject: selection of native cacaos. Watch the video to learn more about Original Beans here.

➜ You! | The event will continue with an interactive process facilitated by Community Developer Impact Hub Amsterdam. In this part of the event, we will generate insights for overcoming challenges and accelerating solutions for supply chains during the coronacrisis.

COVID-19 Impact on College Admissions Process

Are you a high school junior/rising senior and wondering how COVID-19 has impacted the college admission process? Join us for this LIVE Q&A!

About this Event

School has been moved online…

Standardized exams have been postponed…

Internship possibilities have been complicated…

But I’m suppose to be using this summer to build my resume for college applications!

What am I suppose to do now!?

Here’s an idea! Why don’t we ask the experts?

Impact Hub Houston has teamed up with Creative Vida to bring college admissions representatives from public, private and out of state universities straight to your phone or computer! We’re hosting a LIVE online Q&A for high school students in the greater Houston area to get all their questions answered regarding the impact of COVID-19 on college admissions.

Here are some of the questions our experts will answer during this virtual session:

  • How does this new education format and transition impact the evaluation of college applicants?
  • How do we deal with the setback in standardized testing?
  • How do we make up for activities lost such as summer internships?
  • Have application deadlines for Fall 2021 students changed?
  • How can we best prepare during this time?

And, you will also be able to submit questions before and during the event!

In our first session, we will be featuring representatives from Rice University, The University of Texas at Austin, and Trinity University!


6-6:10PM Introductions

6:10-6:30PM Panel Discussion

6:30-6:50PM Virtual Breakout Sessions

  • Select which of the 3 schools you want to speak to in more detail, then, we will separate you into virtual break out rooms in zoom so you can ask them even more questions!

6:50-7PM Recap of Key Takeaways + Industry Advice

About our Guest Speakers:

Brandon Mack, Associate Director of Admission at Rice University & Coordinator of Transfer Admission

Brandon Mack has worked in the field of college admissions for the past 11 years. He has coordinated the transfer admission process. He is the liaison to the School of Architecture. He develops domestic and international recruitment strategies for the University. He is also an activist and educator currently working on his Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Houston.

Veronica Peña, Assistant Director of Admissions at The University of Texas at Austin

Veronica Peña is a first generation college graduate and attended Texas State University – San Marcos. She has been working in higher education for over 8 years with a specialization within recruitment and event coordinating. She currently serves as the Director of the Houston Admissions Center for The University of Texas at Austin. During her time at UT Austin she has served in many roles such as an Admissions Counselor, Program Coordinator, and the Director of the Dallas Admissions Center. She is also the current Membership Coordinator for the Houston Area Recruiters Network (HARN) and is a Co-Chair for the Houston National College Fair for the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). She enjoys her career and helping students pursue a higher education. A fun fact about her is she was a professional Hawaiian Dancer for about six years.

Gail Roberson, Director of Admissions–Houston Recruitment at Trinity University

Gail Roberson is finishing her 19th year in college admissions and her 7th year as a Director of Admissions–Houston for Trinity University. Prior to joining Trinity, she served as Director of Admission at Centenary College and as an Associate Director of Admission at Southwestern University. When she isn’t participating in virtual panels, interviewing students or reading applications, you may find her spending time with her kids, gardening, tending chickens (yep–you read that correctly), or playing on her pottery wheel.

High School Student Liaison & Moderator: Sonia Nihalani

Event FacilitatorMichelle Avalos, Co-Founder of Creative Vida and Director of Operations at Impact Hub Houston

Supporting Organizations

Creative Vida is on a mission to educate and empower youth through creative experiences. One of our signature experiences is called 1STGEN, a program that awards first-generation (first-gen) college students with a scholarship consisting of a guided personality assessment, access to a professional development boot camp, brand-new business attire, headshots, business cards, and other professional accessories. 1STGEN combines experience-based learning with next day implementation knowledge to equip first-gen college students with the confidence and tools needed to navigate their higher education journey.

Impact Hub Houston is a locally rooted, globally connected, 501c3 nonprofit organization that inspires, connects and empowers people working to solve social problems in our city and beyond. A member of the Impact Hub global network—the world’s largest community recognized by the United Nations for accelerating entrepreneurial solutions towards measurable and scalable impact—Impact Hub Houston intentionally designs places, platforms and programs to build an inclusive innovation ecosystem and equitably empower diverse changemakers, social entrepreneurs, and impact supporters to create the change they wish to see in the world.