The world is full of amazing social innovations and each can have positive impact on society. How do they approach their funding? Grants, donations, high-return investments… What are the options that are best for them? How to raise interest in funding positive social impact? Interesting foreign speakers will inspire us in our discussions. Participation is free. Registration is required.
The very first impact investment conference in Slovakia.
|9:30-9:50||Welcome and Opening Remarks|
Lenka Surotchak, Director, Pontis Foundation
|9.50-10.15||Impact Investments in the Czech Republic|
Silke Horáková, Co-owner of Albatros Media, Co-founder of Tilia Impact Ventures
|10.15 - 10.40||Financing Impact in Central Europe: Results and Challenges|
Ewa Konczal, Manager for Central and Eastern Europe, European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)
|10:40-11:00||Supporting the Impact Investment Ecosystem|
Vahagn Voskanyan, Impact Investment Advisor, UNDP Armenia
|11:20-11:40||How do we Finance Impact|
Roxana Damaschin-Tecu, Co-Founder, UnLoc
|11.40-12.40||Panel discussion: Forms of Financing Impact in Slovakia|
Rastislav Blažej, Social Banking Programme Director, Slovenská sporiteľňa,
Martina Kolesárová, Programme Director, Pontis Foundation
Andrea Cocherová, Head, Orange Foundation
Michal Nešpor Partner for Startups, Crowdberry
Miriama Letovanec Svetkovská, Director, Office of Prime Minister of SR for Investment
|12:40-13:00||Conference Impact Assessment|
|14:00-16:00||Case study: Design Thinking in Product Development for GENERATION 3.0|
Norbert Maur, Senior Program Manager, Pontis Foundation
|16:00-17:00||Networking for Impact|
04. 06. 2019 - 04. 06. 2019
08:45 - 17:00
Space up, Záhradnícka 95, 821 08 Bratislava
Co-owner of Albatros Media, Co-founder of Tilia Impact Ventures
Silke is the founder and chairperson of the supervisory board of the Albatros foundation, which supports socially disadvantaged children in education, and a co-founder of the Foundation for support of independent journalism in the Czech Republic. She closely works with national and international organisations like on the promotion and development of social entrepreneurship.
Manager for Central and Eastern Europe, European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)
Ewa is spreading the knowledge about venture philanthropy and social investment in CEE. She manages the first Polish VP Fund Valores, inititiative of PE community in Poland. Ewa has over 15 years of experience in social entrepreneurship.
She served as Director of Portfolio in NESsT and the NESsT portfolio of social enterprises worldwide and oversees the portfolio’s benchmarking impact. She was responsible for managing the development of NESsT’s methodology, as well as its validation and build to scale and performance measurement tools.
Partner for startups, Crowdberry
He has over 12 years of experience working with start-ups and investments into start-ups, working on both the investor and founder side. Michal gained his experience and knowledge at the venture capital fund GCP Gamma Capital Partners based in Vienna. He also served as a CFO at the software startup Opvizor that operates in Europe and US.
Programme Director, Pontis Foundation
Since January 2018, Martina is leading teams with programs in education, social inclusion and strategic philanthropy. Before joining Pontis Foundation, Martina was responsible for designing and supervising NGO projects in renewable energy, which included communication with state authorities and media.
Director, Pontis Foundation
She has been the Executive Director since 2002. She led the foundation through the process of institutional restructuring, developing a new programmatic and donor portfolio. She also carried out training in different areas of transitional know-how, institutional capacity building, internal NGO management, cross-sectoral cooperation and many more.
Head, Orange Foundation
Worked for monthly magazine Strategie. Later as a director for the Advertising Standards Council. Since 1997 she works in Orange Slovakia, first as PR manager and later as communication manager. She also worked as the director of the Communication and Trademark Department. In 2009 she was elected the trustee of the Orange Foundation.