Same Same But Different – Berlin as the Social Innovation Hub
We face a multitude of social challenges. Climate change, child and old-age poverty, no fundamental reforms in the education system, the integration of refugees or demographic change are just a few examples. Instead of meeting these challenges in a sustainable way at their core causes, the symptoms are often met with tools from the past century. Thus potentials are wasted and fundamental social improvements are rarely brought about. With all the social challenges of our time, there must be another demand here. Social entrepreneurs bring exactly this claim with them and approach our social challenges holistically with innovative and future-oriented solutions. With our event we want to introduce to you some of these entrepreneurs whose organisations enable a new form of economic activity: communal, democratic and fair.
6 pm Location is open
6:30 Warm welcome by Berlin.Partner and the hosts
6:45 pm Panel discussion with three social entrepreneurs:
Markus Kressler As one of the founders of Kiron Open Higher Education, he has built one of the fastest growing social startups and is an expert on building learning platforms serving everyone.
David Griedelbach With Quartiermeister, David has taken the socializing aspekt of good German beer to a whole new level. Apart from creating an environment friendly product, he also finances local social projects with their profits.
Leon Reiner Being one of the first to do so, Leon co-founded the Impact Hub in Berlin, which is now one of more than 100 locations in more than 50 countries around the world. It’s the world's largest network focused on building entrepreneurial communities for impact at scale - home to the innovators and dreamers.
The panel is moderated by Sabrina Konzok, who is the speaker for the Berlin Branch of the Social Entrepreneurship Network Germany.
7:45 pm Ask your question! After the panel we will offer you the opportunity to get in touch with one of the three founders and ask them anything from How to build a social startup to Why social impact is worth more than an exit.
The event is co-organized by Berlin Partner for Business and Technology/BeShared Project, the Impact Hub Berlin and the Berlin branch of the Social Entrepreneurship Network Germany.
The BeShared Project is co-financed by the European Union.