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Sinan Akkurt

Student, Maastricht University in Maastricht

Accelerating your social impact

PRESENTED ON JAN 30, 2018
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 34

In the fall of 2017, Sebastian, Anina and Sinan, all students in Maastricht and all with a background of social engagement, came to a joint realisation: the city of Maastricht is full of beautiful student-driven initiatives that have a positive social impact on the city and its inhabitants. This led them to establish ImpactLab, a public accelerator for social impact, supporting those who do good to do better and stay well. 

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The Engineering Leadership Council: Professionals Implementing Social Impact Together

BY PAMELA ROGALSKI
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH ON APR 01, 2014

As Pamela Rogalski makes quite clear, scaling the implementation of social impact in construction projects in urban environments is new. People want to “do the right thing”, but all industry professionals have encountered constraints that prevent us from doing what we know we ought to do (and we've all ranted about it over a beer at the end of the day). For engineers, however, the difference is that what we implement at scale has the potential to impact an entire community. To make the shift from intention to reality, whole engineering leaders are building momentum through vertical industry partnerships and triple bottom line business cases. 

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Hype Versus Impact

BY ANA MIHAIL
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

An entrepreneur at heart with a strong interest in circular economy development, Ana Mihail speaks about the opportunities we now have to contribute to a better future and collaborate to make a difference. The difference between following the hype or creating an impact starts at a personal level, choosing to take the path less travelled and making a stand for things that matter. 

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Growing a Community of Impact

BY SILJE GRASTVEIT
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 08, 2015

"Maybe it's a natural virus for someone who has social workers as parents, but for me I thought I had to help everyone in trouble." 

In Growing a Community of Impact from Bergen Vol. 3Silje Grastveit tells her story of what inspired her to become an entrepreneur. She started Impact Hub in Bergen, Norway, working to support social entrepreneurs. In just a few years the organization's network has spread to over 60 cities, and continues to grow. The community has reached more than 10,000 members focussing on making a positive impact in the world. Impact Hub Bergen was one of the early versions, it opened in 2011 and is the first incubator for social innovation in Norway.

This was "Presenation of the Day" Wednesday, September 29th, 2015.

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Impact Ready

BY TIM HARTLEY
@ VOL 26 ON NOV 26, 2015

Speaker Tim Hartley is a Senior Partner at Impact Ready, specialising in social enterprise and beyond-profit business. He has mentored and supported the growth of numerous start-up enterprises in the UK; designed and facilitated summits for entrepreneurs in India, South Africa, China and Scotland; and developed impact analysis frameworks and theories of change for NGOs in South Africa, the UK and India. He has experience developing cross-sector mentoring partnerships between business and social enterprises for EY (Ernst & Young) and the SPARK homelessness project.

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Impact Hub – Change the Way You Work

BY DIANA PEREIRA
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 18, 2016

Diana Pereira shares about a curated, vibrant community that combines the diversity of a collaborative working space where peers cross-fertilize and develop their ventures, with a source of meaningful content through thought-provoking events, innovation labs, incubation and facilitated conversations that matter. All within an inspiring space that offers a flexible and highly functional infrastructure to work, meet, learn and connect with the power of a global entrepreneurial community. Impact Hub Santa Barbara Inspires. Engages. Educates. Connects people to build businesses and organizations that create sustainable impact in our community.

Diana is a co-founder of the Impact Hub Santa Barbara and over the past 20 years has been involved in numerous startups and growing companies. She is the Founder of Balance Financial Management (a full service back-office consulting firm, www.balancefm.com), the Chief Compliance Officer of Morton Capital Management (a $1.4B investment advisor, www.mortoncapital.com) and serves as Board Treasurer of Wilderness Youth Project (www.wyp.org). Diana has a strong passion toward building social enterprises dedicated to realizing positive impact within our communities and abroad and is super excited about the launch of the Impact Hub in SB!

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Mujer Digital

BY XIMENA RODRÍGUEZ
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 28, 2015

Mujer Digital: Capacitación de mujeres para empoderarlas en medios digitales y uso de herramientas informáticas. 

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Misplaced Irreverence

BY ANDY SWINDLER
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 05, 2012

Andy Swindler notes minor infractions in the everyday world. It always pays to have a camera.

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An Impact Hub in Geneva

BY KRISTA KAUFMANN
@ VOL 15 ON NOV 30, 2017

Krista Kaufman tells a beautiful story about how the Impact Hub came to life in Geneva. 

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Power Up: Realizing Your Social Capital

BY LLUVIA PEVETO
@ VOL 8 ON APR 06, 2018

"As individuals, we often get caught up in the scramble of daily living, assuming that future accomplishments are the only keys to our social success. However, many of us currently sit on goldmines of unrealized social capital. I'm excited to share a few personal findings that will empower you to identify, harness, and utilize social capital to help advance your network and your personal goals."