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Impact Industry Social Vol. 6 (Waiting List Activated)

Team maksesense Lisbon Hotspot

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (WET)

Impact Industry Social Vol. 6 (Waiting List Activated)

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To celebrate the Impact Industry! To meet the players, projects and companies confronting humanity's biggest challenges with nice music, fun people in a relaxed environment.

Get inspired, find synergies, network, share your project, learn about other's initiatives to confront social & environmental obstacles!

What to Expect:

At least 2 volunteers will be "floating" around the event, helping you find the projects and people you're most interested in engaging with!

  • 18:30 to 20:00 - Impact focused initiatives will be given a name tag to wear, it will have their logo printed on it so you can find them. Everyone else will get a different type of name tag which is a surprise!
  • 20:00 to 20:10 - Our team will introduce Impact Hub, makesense, the Lisbon Hotspot, and a little bit of an inspirational speech.
  • 20:10 to 20:30 - We will choose three projects out of a hat to present their project!

Pictures and videos will be taken during the event

Have an impact initiative?

Whether it's a Social Enterprise, nonprofit/NGO, or a traditional corporation with a strong CSR impact, you can "cohost" this event with us. We'll add your logo to our event banner, when you arrive at the event we'll have a name tag for you printed with your logo, and you will have 1 entry into "the hat"!

This is a BYOB&S (Bring Your Own Beverages & Snacks) event. Lots of corner stores nearby to pick up something on your way in!

About makesense:

Our local Makesense Lisbon Hotspot team is part of a broader community of ~20,000 #ActiveCitizens of the Paris based organization makesense.
In cities around the world, there are "Hotspots" where volunteers like us focus to inspire and empower citizens, entrepreneurs, and organizations to build an inclusive and sustainable society together.

About The Lisbon Hotspot:

We organize Creativity Workshops to help Impact Entrepreneurs confront challenges leveraging collective intelligence and the "HoldUp" methodology. We also organize events like this Impact Industry Social, and "Obstacles into Opportunities" where we take problems and turn them into Impact Enterprise concepts and share the outputs with the world!

We're looking for volunteers! Please email

What Impact Initiatives Are Coming?

IES - Social Business School
- The first business school focused on Social Innovation that aims to inspire and build capacity on impact agents solving neglected and important societal problems through scalable, innovative and sustainable solutions, regardless the organizational framework!

Casa do Impacto - Powered by Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, a project dedicated to entrepreneurship and social innovation promoted in partnership with the Lisbon City Council, Montepio, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal Social Innovation, Aga Khan Foundation and Start Up Lisboa.

Sair da Casca - The first company in Portugal on sustainable development. We encourage and monitor the transformation process of our clients and their relationships with society, help companies optimize positive impacts and stimulate change.

SPEAK - connects migrants, refugees and locals through a language exchange program, learning language and culture while also making new friends!

MAZE - an impact investing company founded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, investing in effective solutions solve social and environmental challenges, supports entrepreneurs in expanding their solutions, and works with the public sector to improve the impact of social service delivery.

Core Angels - Impact | Business Angels Investing on Impact Driven Projects (pre-seed + seed-stage funding). and Social and Environmental Impact Investment.

GoParity - An impact investment platform, using crowdlending to empower people and companies to invest in impactful projects.

Rnters​ - An online rental market. Rnters allows "Rnter" to use any article for a period of time while giving the Owner the possibility to make money from all his articles.

The Equal Food Company - We strive to make all food count. We work with farmers and businesses alike to make good use of food previously destined for waste and ensure it gets a second chance.

R-Coat - Transforming broken umbrellas into one-of-a-kind coats, developing a community-based brand to reduce waste. Designed and made in Lisbon!

Cuizeat - They AI powered website is fighting food waste by making it easier than ever before to make your favorite recipes by ordering only what you need!

Hug-a-Group - Never feel alone again, Hug a Group.
Join an online support group and learn with people like you, with the help of professionals.

Eutopia - A platform to find information about green startups and technologies.

NÃM - Collects coffee ground in any location discarding coffee waste and transforms this ‘wasted’ coffee ground into edible & fresh oyster mushrooms.

MIXLife - Culture X | A "Socializing Network" of people organizing and participating in art, skill & hobby themed activities & events, giving locals the same opportunities as travelers for fun and meaningful cultural exchange experiences.

Skizo by Ircycle - We transform plastic from the ocean in beautiful handmade, customized sneakers, Made in Portugal.

Circular Wear - Cloths swapping at universities, coworking spaces, and other public spaces for people to leave and find quality second hand cloths for free.

The Great Village - Developing a Sustainable Practice Program for Housing Units of all sizes, making it fun and rewarding to be a sustainable traveler AND host!

Novonovo - a platform for the circular economy.
A marketplace for exchanging reusable products and materials, a community of conscious people who find alternative ways of managing their "post-consumer" products, giving them another life-cycle.

Troca-Te - Through events and immersive sharing experiences, promotes the ecology and economy of sharing. In these exchange events we intend to change everything: clothes, accessories, books, music, movies, toys, and more!

Noocity Urban Ecology - Aiding society in becoming more conscious and self-sufficient by providing the necessary tools to change the current landscape of the city in terms of food production and the urban community.

Fashion Revolution Portugal - uniting people and organisations to radically change the way clothes are sourced, produced and consumed, so that our clothing is made in a safe, clean and fair way.

É p’ra Amanhã - A documentary series that presents initiatives in Portugal in key areas of sustainability.

Primal Gathering - An environmentally, socially and psychologically regenerative gathering used to restore people, forests and ecosystems all over the world. Our mission is to leave people and places better than how we find them.

youmatter - an online news media focused on analyzing and decrypting all the major issues shaking and shaping our societies.

Egan - Our mission is to revolutionize how people travel by focusing on consciously exploring, connecting and respecting the world while developing yourself.

Youth Climate Leaders - To build the next generation of climate leaders, we are designing a unique experience: one trip around the world to learn more about climate change in theory, understand it in practice, and work on hands-on projects with other young people.

Bananika - based in Terceira Island! We're all about avoiding the banana waste while create a secure source of income (primary or secondary) for farmers involved in this production. Bananika is a refreshing, carbonated banana drink with about 6% alcohol,

Cafés ConSerto Portugal - Stop Throwing Away Stuff You Can FIX! This awesome Impact initiative sets up and promotes events for people to get together and learn to fix household items."

LinkingUs - Building bridges between the African diaspora in Lisbon and the broader community with a professional network focused on creating positive social impact by advocating for diversity, inclusion and professional growth.

Nevaro - Providing a digital platform for clinics and at-home complementary therapy, that enables a faster and safer patient recovery at lower costs and that is easily available, especially for those in remote areas and without access to specialized care.

A BIG Thank You To Our Host!

Impact Hub Lisbon - Part of a global network of people, places, and programs that inspire, connect and catalyze impact. Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part community center, a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow impact.

Have questions about Impact Industry Social Vol. 6 (Waiting List Activated)? Contact Team maksesense Lisbon Hotspot

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Impact Hub Lisbon
103 Rua 1º de Maio
1300-472 Lisboa

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (WET)

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