Meet the startups: Plastic Free Ocean Accelerator 2018

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3D-printed plastic furniture (such as this bright blue chair made by Van Plestik), modular plastic roads and limitless PET recycling  – these are just a few of the exciting products and services created by the participants of our latest acceleration program.

Last week Impact Hub kicked off the Plastic Free Ocean Accelerator we initiated with WWF. For the next seven months, seven startups will collaborate with our mentors, business and ocean experts, strategy advisors and investors to develop their solutions to reduce plastic waste worldwide.

Meet the new generation of plastic-free pioneers

Turn your inclusion initiative into a thriving startup 

Want a €30K grant to turn your inclusion initiative into a successful business? For a chance to get funded, submit your solution to the SDG House Challenge on the EU Social Challenges platform.

The Spring edition of our Business Model Challenge incubator covers inclusion, too. To strengthen the business model of your entrepreneurial initiative, apply before 10 March.

We support entrepreneurs, creatives, techies, anthropologists – anyone with a brilliant idea for a better world. Read this to find out how we – together with Accenture coaches – boost BMC entrepreneurs.

“The BMC was very practical. It helped me turn my idea – to connect different cultures through a language learning app – into an actual business”, says Ananas founder and BMC alumna Gezi Fu.

Connect to 17,000 impactmakers on our global Community App

The Impact Hub network’s new Community App is a one-stop collaboration shop where members can post & browse jobs | start & join groups and projects | find companies working on the same SDGs.

Are you an Impact Hub member? Register for the Community App from your desktop browser.

In addition to access to the App, as member you can also attend exclusive events such as the 9 March edition of Feedback & Falafel | Think along with the startups in the 2018 edition of our Investment Ready accelerator as they share their circular economy challenges.

Not a member yet? Get to know us better with our monthly What’s Hub experience, which includes a guided tour, lunch, a co-working afternoon and meet-ups with our team and members!

Become a change leader with our Societal Transitions masterclass

Increase your impact and lead change in your professional and personal environments with the third edition of our Societal Transition masterclass (29 May – 1 Jun 2018). This year we have a special field trip included with our friends at the Refugee Company.

What will you get > Pragmatic tools and latest insights from transition management and impact entrepreneurship I The chance to step out of your daily routine and get a fresh perspective on your work | The core of topics such as narratives of change and the politics of innovation

Who is this for > Sustainability professionals | decision-makers | impact entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs | researchers | policymakers | civil servants

Who teaches this > Entrepreneurs, policymakers and researchers leading the transition to a better world, including Jan Rotmans – Erasmus University Rotterdam | Marjan Minnesma – Urgenda | Flor Avelino – DRIFT | Tatiana Glad – Impact Hub. Register now

Impact Hub | Events | March 2018

Did you know design-thinking is a proven method for social innovation? Come find out why and Build Your Project Plan on 9 Mar.

Ever attended a brainstorm where only a few people were actively participating? Learn to engage the whole group with Liberating Structures for collaboration on 19 & 20 Mar.

Want to engage a audience broader than your core support group? Join How to Create Viral Videos on 20 Mar.

How do you upscale your initiative, increase impact and stay true to our organisational purpose? Find out at Scaling Up Purposefully on 24 Mar.

After such hard work, unwind with Food for Thought: Dinner & Movie on 28 Mar. Sample Extra Catchy‘s fish burgers – made from bycatch – and watch A Quest for Meaning.

For an overview of all the events, go to Impact Hub’s calendar.

 

 

Walter van Teeffelen

About Walter van Teeffelen

Walter van Teeffelen woont sinds 1981 in Den Haag en houdt zich als Hoofdredacteur van inZaken.eu met meerdere zaken bezig. Hij heeft veel ervaring met het schrijven van artikelen en andere stukken over internationaal zaken doen. Met een achtergrond van (culturele) Fondsenwerving is Walter een enorme aanwinst voor inZaken.eu.

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