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impACT Berlin

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!

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Berlin: The Social Startup Ecosystem

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.

Outputs

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Power Talks

Short and to the point talks under the heading: Acquisition and Management of Resources, Networks and Knowledge in Afghanistan and Germany

Photo Exhibition

Inspiring visuals by Andrew Quilty portray migration affecting Afghanistan and Germany alike in “Coming Home – Snapshots of Return, Loss and Hope in Afghanistan”

Hack Session

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.

Bootcamp

What does it take to launch a new project? Relevant stakeholders identify opportunities to collaborate in the future.

International Event

Second Edition

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!

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Workshops

The Experts

impact Berlin
Akbar Aghandiwal
Synergy Solution
Ana María Alvarez Monge
Migration Hub
Omar Mansoor Ansari
Tech Nation
Stefanie Barratt
Samuel Hall
David Cordobes
International Trade Center
Yosouf Dawran
PACE Group Of Companies
Suleman Fatimie
Afghanistan Center for Excellence
Tahmina Haidare
Afghanistan Center for Excellence
Nele Kapretz
Impact Hub Berlin
Yousef Mehrabi
InFrontier
Michaela Paech
Moderation
Oliver Percovich
Skateistan
Leon Reiner
Impact Hub Berlin
Karla Solis
International Trade Center
Dr. Sarah Tietze
IOM (UN Migration Agency)
Dr. Branko Woischwill
Freie Universität
Berlin Team Lead

Being impactful: There is a reliable formula to it! Out of the joint effort of Ahmad Fahim Didar, founder of AGHAEZ and organiser of Google Startup Grind Series in Afghanistan, Nicole Bogott, co-founder of Philia, Tobias Straube, development professional and Matiullah Rahmaty, co-founder of Bright Point, impACT emerged.