3. April 2013–
Are startups taking on big enough problems? What can we really achieve with today’s technology? How can we create an ecosystem that supports problem-solvers? How can VCs encourage social change? Learn about the intersection of tech, culture and innovation and discuss how entrepreneurs can be encouraged to tackle these issues…
Tickets are going fast to the VentureVillage and Apex Communications Power Session on “Uniting tech, culture and innovation” held on 17 April in Google’s newly opened Berlin headquarters in Mitte.
The event will be a great opportunity for tech lovers who are interested in making a social impact to get an overview of the German startup landscape, the types of problems startups are currently solving and how to bridge the gap between the startup ecosystem and the rest of the world.
During the three-hour session, experts in the realm of social responsibility and non-profits will share their experiences and learnings in a series of talks – lasting 30 minutes each – followed by a round Q&As from the crowd. Afterwards, there will be time for mingling and business-card swapping with free drinks included.
Check out our cool line-up of speakers at our upcoming session:
Simon Willis – Co-founder and Managing Director of Purpose Europe
Simon’s vast experience includes work with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Amnesty International and lobbying the Human Rights Committee on international torture negotiations. He has also worked for the UK Treasury, where he headed their financial crime operation. Over the years, Simon has worked closely with a number of governments on their citizen engagement and open innovation strategies, leading him to his current position with Purpose.
Felix Oldenburg – European Co-leader and Director of Ashoka Germany
Felix is one of Europe’s leading figures in the field of social innovation. Through his current position at Ashoka, the world’s leading association for forward-thinking social entrepreneurs, he has launched national and international programs designed to spread the impact of social innovations. Prior to that, Felix worked as a Director for the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he pioneered the field of citizen consultations for governments and foundations.
Till Behnke – Founder of Betterplace.org
Till founded betterplace.org in 2007 and has since led the not-for-profit digital marketplace for social awareness to international success. Over 5,000 initiatives are using the service and more than $15m have been allocated to social projects. Following the project’s success, Till was invited to consult the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development as a member of the Innovation Council. He is now working on expanding the betterplace.org platform into the mobile sector.
Tickets are selling fast, so purchase one before they run out!
The Power Sessions are proudly sponsored by the Berlin School of Creative Leadership
The mission of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership is to become the world’s leading institute for quality executive education and research into creative leadership. It fuels open dialog within the creative community and tackles key issues in media, entertainment, advertising, design, journalism, and marketing.
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