• Somali Dinner Night!


    Welcome to our yearly Somali Dinner Night! During the evening you will have a chance to acquaint yourself with Somalian food and culture. The evening is organized by the Finnish Somalia Network and the income is used for developmental projects in Somalia. At 19:00 the up and coming r'n'b-duo AK is performing! These girls are born and raised in helsinki but with roots in Africa. You can see their latest music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IM0hE3w0zI Also check out the event on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/643414352505328/ Note that registration is required! Let us know if you wish to have a chicken - or vegetarian based meal! For more information go to http://www.somaliaverkosto.fi/toiminta-suomessa/somalialainen-ilta/

  • How to be a Social Entrepreneur: Make money and change the world

    Haaga-Helia Pasila Campus

    Social entrepreneurship as we call it, is a vital movement in this rapidly changing environment. And YOU can be part of it! One way to get connected with the sector is to join our next meetup: “How to be a Social Entrepreneur: Make money and change the world”. The event will cover issues such as: What is Social Enterprise? What is your passion and what do you want to change in the world? The event takes place on Thursday 25 February, 2016, from16:00-18:00 at Haaga-Helia University Of Applied Sciences, Pasila Campus (Ratapihantie[masked] HELSINKI),Room 2203. This is part of Bobonto (https://www.facebook.com/bobontodotcom/)’s series of projects on social innovation, including the Impact Weekend Makeathon (http://beta.bobonto.com/impact-weekend/) and Bobonto Elevator (https://www.facebook.com/Bobonto-Elevator-183263555346852/) - a five-month accelerator programme. More hints will be given during our meetup. Coffee, tea and snacks are provided. Please come along if you have a burning desire to be the change you want to see in the world!

  • Entrepreneurship for Refugees: Is there a solution?

    Dear member of Helsinki Social Entrepreneurship group! The refugee crisis is increasingly affecting the European states, including Finland. Aalto University School of Business has launched a course in Sustainable Entrepreneurship which seeks to invent entrepreneurial solutions for asylum seekers in Finland. The course is run in collaboration with Startup Refugees (http://startuprefugees.com/) who are actively collecting data on incoming asylum seekers and assesing entrepreneurial opportunities for them. If you would like to contribute to the research and express your own ideas on how the situation may be improved through the means of entrepreneurship, join the meetup - your contribution to the research will be very valuable. We will meet at 19.00 on Monday, November 16 to discuss ideas.

  • Informal Meetup - Let's chat about social entrepreneurship!

    Hi all! If you are free this Friday, let's have a coffee and chat about social entrepreneurship in Helsinki and Finland! Are you interested in social entrepreneurship? Are you interested in doing good? Maybe your dream is to create a business with impact? As representatives of Impact Iglu and Bobonto we will try to answer your questions. Let's come up with some ideas together! Join us this Friday in Steam Coffee in Kaisaniemi!

  • Impact Business Competition


    Hey you, enthusiasts who want to change the world! MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND CREATE IMPACT WITH A BUSINESS IDEA THAT SOLVES A SOCIETAL CHALLENGE! APPLY FOR IMPACT BUSINESS COMPETITION! Impact Business Competition is for individuals and entrepreneurs who are eager to solve a societal problem. It is an opportunity to develop your idea and create a business model with the help of coaches, mentors and investors. Think big and bring an idea that solves a societal problem - social or environmental, be it a challenge in employment, wellbeing, health or natural environment. Don't have an idea? No worries, there will be many who need your expertise, so you can still join the competition! The competition is open for any individuals with bright business ideas and/or people with entrepreneurial attitude. Find detailed info about the competition here: www.impactiglu.org/competition Stay tuned for updates - more information about schedule and speakers will be published soon!

  • Let's get serious! Impact Enterprise Business Models Workshop

    Do you want to make a difference through your business? Are you interested in integrating a societal mission in your business? Or do you have a world-bettering mission but are still looking for a financially viable business model to support it? Join our Impact Enterprise Business Models Workshop to develop and strengthen your idea and find out: - What are impact enterprises and impact investing? - How can impact be measured? - Case examples: companies that combine profit with purpose - How to build an impact business using the social business model canvas. The workshop will be facilitated by Jani Alenius And Marja Mäenpää from EY Climate Change & Sustainability Services. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/impact-enterprise-business-models-workshop-tickets-16416744926

  • Impact Day

    Haaga-Helia Porvoo Campus

    Bobonto (http://www.bobonto.com/), a Finnish startup that brings together NGOs and volunteers, is organising its first Impact Day (https://www.facebook.com/events/365662870301908/)! Come join the do-gooders of Finland to hear more about: *What is social impact and how can it be realized? *What is social entrepreneurship ? *What is the difference between non for profit organization and social enterprises ? Guest speakers: **Marc Dillon ( Co-founder and COO of Jolla) **Shanshan Gong (Former president of AIESEC in Finland) **Minna-Maari Harmaala (Principal Lecturer at HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences) **Riina Hellström (Consultant and coach, Extemporea) **Jari Ängeslevä (Principal Consultant, Business and Digital Transformation) **Karim Ali from Bobonto Please register here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/impact-day-tickets-16404791172) so we can enough snacks and coffee for you :) Stay tuned with the event updates here (https://www.facebook.com/events/365662870301908/).

  • Impact Business Ideation Workshop - generate ideas to solve a societal problem!

    Do you want to change the world? Are you willing solve a societal challenge by creating a business idea around it? Impact Iglu is organising an ideation workshop to help you develop business ideas that create real impact. This will be a highly interactive workshop on ideation and squeezing out the best juice out of your brains. This is not for the faint hearted, so if you can't stand the heat don't step into this hell of an impact ideation kitchen. Goggles and kitchen utensils are NOT required, just YOUR brain-cells and ideas. The workshop will be facilitated by amazing Hani Tarabichi, entrepreneur with a versatile international experience, 17 years experience in management and leading startups. Join us on Friday at Helsinki Think Company in Kaisaniemi to brainstorm and ideate the ways of changing the world for the better! Impact Business Ideation Workshop is part of the upcoming Impact Iglu Competition organised by Impact Iglu in May 2015. More details will be announced soon.