The TIIME team is back from EBAN Munich after an awesome conference (Oct 16-17, 2017) at the Nymphenburg Palace on the wonderful topic of ‘Harnessing the Power of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Investment: People, Planet & Profit with Passion and Purpose’.
We have been super active. Of course, this EBAN Summit was all about IMPACT.
Dominik Domnik from the Social Entrepreneurship Academy and Cécile kicked off the conference with a successful and interactive workshop for entrepreneurs on ‘Impact as bottom-line - How your venture creates real value’.
On Day 2, the conference got off to a great start with keynote speeches focused on Solutions for the 21st Century, with Hedda Pahlson-Moller moderating the session. Dr. h.c. Anders Wijkman, Chairman of Climate-KIC and Former MEP, spoke about the benefits of moving from linear to circular resource flows - towards a Circular Economy, Dr. Charly Kleissner, Founder of Toniic, discussed his personal journey towards social impact and how to challenge the status quo of capitalism and impact investing.
Jochen Wermuth, Founding Partner Green Gateway Fund 2 and Senior Fund Partner Wermuth Asset Management, spoke about how investing into green technologies can be profitable. And Tom Schulz, Co-Founder and General Manager of AQAL Capital, and EBAN Angel Investor of the Year 2016, conveyed the message of the Investmentwende - the investment transition and how it will redefine the investment world.
In the afternoon, the summit featured several breakout sessions. Continuing with the main theme of the conference, the impact investing panel discussed trends like Tech for Good, as well as Impact Funds, with panelists including Young-Jin Choi, Impact Investing Expert at PHINEO and Ryan Grant Little, Director Principal at RGL Strategic, moderated by Hedda.
Women Investor Networks and Women Entrepreneurship took center stage in a workshop moderated by David van Dijk, Co-Founder and Director General of ABAN, with panelists Olga Miler, Co-founder and Global Program Architect at UBS Unique, Cecile Sevrain, Victoria Hernandez, Rising Tide Europe Deal Leader, Heidi Kakko, Managing Director at ESTBAN, and Stephan Peters, Co-Founder, Lead of EQL Ventures and new member of TIIME.
And even most importantly, EBAN Munich was also the place where the 3 fingers up aka Peace Up Yo was created (cf picture). We are all looking forward to the next EBAN Conference in Sofia.