About the SDG Factory

SDG Factory Investor Breakfast and Workshops

The SDG Factory on October 12th 2017 at Impact Hub Geneva brought together innovators from International Organisations, Corporates, Startups, and the Public Sector to design solutions for a sustainable future. During the investor breakfast, investors met the 9 Finalists of Accelerate2030 in person. In a series of hands-on workshops, we facilitated dialogues around challenges and opportunities around innovation and entrepreneurship on different aspects of the SDGs. See our SDG Factory Report below for details on all the topics and workshops, as well as a snippet of what happened during the Accelerate2030 Scaling Week.

The Accelerate2030 Ventures’ Pitches

In the evening, we opened our space up to the community, where each of the 9 Accelerate2030 International Finalists presented their venture’s inspiring solutions and impact on social, economic, and environmental challenges related to the SDGs.

The Accelerate2030 finalists were in Geneva in October 2017 as part of the Accelerate2030 Scaling Week, a week-long bootcamp where the finalists attended tailored workshops and match-making sessions with coaches, consultants, impact investors, and experts from various sectors that now support them in scaling their impact until June 2018

Agenda

Morning

8:30 – 10:30

Investor Breakfast – Introducing the Accelerate2030 Finalists to our community of investors

An informal event where investors can meet the finalists, hear what the ventures are working on and potentially have a direct meeting to learn more about their businesses. The aim is to dedicate time and space for entrepreneurs to directly meet impact investors from Geneva and Switzerland and engage in discussions that can improve their readiness to absorb an investment.

Co-Hosted by:

Morning

10:30 – 11:30

One-to-one Meetings with the Accelerate2030 Finalists

Would you like to meet and connect with the 9 International Finalists of the 2017 Edition of Accelerate2030 that have innovative solutions and concrete impact on the SDGs? We will be having 30-45min slots with the each of finalist entrepreneurs for you to explore possible collaborations and support.

Lunch

11:30 – 13:00

Networking Lunch

Invitation-only networking lunch where you will be able to meet and connect with all guests of the SDG Factory afternoon sessions.

Afternoon

13:00 – 13:30

Welcoming and Registration

Afternoon

13:30 – 14:00

Welcoming Speech

Afternoon

14:00 – 15:30

Grand Salon

Workshop #1 -Partnerships between Multinationals and Social Entrepreneurs

SDG17: How can social entrepreneurs work with multinationals to accelerate both their businesses and the achievement of the SDGs?

Co-Designed with:

Corrine Fitzgerald

Chris Gray

Afternoon

14:00 – 15:30

Petit Salon

Workshop #2 – Waste

SDG12: Responsible Consumption and Production: What are the low-hanging fruits in the supply chain that entrepreneurs, multinationals, and governments can use to easily reduce waste?

Co-Designed with:

Giovanni Sgobaro

Gauthier Delcloy

Afternoon

15:30 – 16:15

Coffee Break and Networking

Afternoon

16:15 – 17:45

Grand Salon

Workshop #3 – Impact Measurement

Measuring your organisation’s contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals: Best Practices, challenges, and opportunities.

Co-Designed with:

Jonathan Normand

Antonio Hautle

Hicham Bennani

Afternoon

16:15 – 17:45

Petit Salon

Workshop #4 – Gender Equality & Social Entrepreneurship

What are the biggest challenges social entrepreneurs face and how can they be empowered to overcome them?

Co-Designed with:

Jacqueline Wild

Lionel Bodin

Alexandra Marcoin-Karacsonyi

Afternoon

17:45 – 18:00

Recap of Workshop Sessions

Afternoon

18:00 – 18:30

Coffee Break and Welcoming of Newcomers

We will be opening up our space to the public who wish to meet and hear the 9 Global Finalists of this year’s edition of Accelerate2030 present their inspiring solutions and concrete impact in tackling the SDGs.

Evening

18:30 – 20:00

Pitches of the Accelerate2030 Finalist Ventures

Hear the 9 Global Finalists of this year’s edition of Accelerate2030 present their inspiring solutions and concrete impact in tackling the SDGs

Evening

20:00 – 21:30

Closing Remarks and Networking Drinks

Participants of the SDG Factory

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12th October 2017

Impact Hub Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland