Recognising that fragility can come from conflicts like in Afghanistan or economic and political turmoil like for example in Venezuela, we have taken a broad approach to select places. Berlin, Germany, as a formerly war-torn and then divided city, is a place, which has overcome a severe state of fragility itself and was a perfect location to develop impACT further. impACT Berlin sharpened the focus on social entrepreneurship and collaborative innovation and tested new ways of cooperation between entrepreneurs and larger institutions.
impACT came to Berlin in November 2017. We held an international event bringing together key stakeholders form the Afghan and German startup scenes. Do you want to connect? Hit the button below!
Berlin: The Social Startup Ecosystem
Short and to the point talks under the heading: Acquisition and Management of Resources, Networks and Knowledge in Afghanistan and Germany
Inspiring visuals by Andrew Quilty portray migration affecting Afghanistan and Germany alike in “Coming Home – Snapshots of Return, Loss and Hope in Afghanistan”
Working on issues of joint interest anyone may pitch issues which they would like to hack together with other participants in a two hour session.
What does it take to launch a new project? Relevant stakeholders identify opportunities to collaborate in the future.
impACT aims at featuring a positive image of fragile states such as Afghanistan. This will help to attract foreign investors providing them with first hand information on the business market in fragile contexts. Additionally, it supports startups and social entrepreneurs in providing sustainable and homegrown solutions to cross-border issues. impACT Berlin took place from 22. – 24. November 2017 building onto the success of the impACT Kabul conference that took place in August 2017. impACT paves the way for concrete and sustainable actions, which have a lasting impact beyond the international conference!