ASEAN Impact Challenge

Take Off is the biggest free startup event in the region that takes place on September 20th-23rd, 2018 in Istanbul. It will bring 200+ startups, 100 investors, 150 corporates from all over the world. Join us for free. Register now and get your early bird ticket today. Watch in live for the keynote and our amazing pitches. Fill the form to apply for “Take Off” due on September 20-23, 2018 within Teknofest Istanbul-Aerospace and Technology Festival at New Istanbul Airport. All selected startups will receive free flight tickets and accommodation during Take Off Istanbul. Apply until 26th of August.

ASEAN Impact Challenge

The ASEAN Impact Challenge is now open for applications! Now in its 4th year, the ASEAN Impact Challenge is the platform for innovators and entrepreneurs passionate about achieving the Sustainable Development Goals using market-based solutions in Southeast Asia. This year’s focus is to discover innovations that are advancing ASEAN through technology. In addition to 20 partners across the region, Impact Hubs in Manila, Jakarta, Yangon, and Phnom Penh are joining as well! Do you know a tech venture based in ASEAN? Don’t let them miss out on this opportunity! Applications are open until 9th September 2018.

Rethinking Inclusion

The European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) has partnered with Impact Hub to identify promising initiatives, learn from them and help rethink migrant inclusion from a whole-of-society perspective. “Rethinking Inclusion” is the new initiative created by EPIM with the support of Impact Hub to unlock the potential and the capacities of solution implementers to learn from, scale-up, transfer, adapt and measure the social impact of promising bottom-up and whole-of-society solutions that foster migrant inclusion and social cohesion, to eventually inform European inclusion policies, funding and practices. The final deadline is 15th September. Continue reading the blog post on Impact Hub’s stories

ESMT Executive MBA scholarship

Considering a part-time Executive MBA to accelerate your impact? ESMT Berlin offers several full-tuition scholarships, worth €65,000 each, for EMBA candidates who demonstrate influence as “Social Impact Multipliers” – those who work in an organization committed to tackling pressing social challenges. Applications from female social entrepreneurs are specifically encouraged. If interested, you are invited to submit your CV and a short paragraph outlining your interest in the scholarship to After review, you may be invited to complete the EMBA program application form online. Admissions is rolling; the deadline is 24th September 2018.

Projects from the region, for the region

For all german-speaking change makers: Are you looking for support (in terms of money, logistics and network) for an idea you are working on? Innovation Basel​ is running a program to help individual initiatives that benefit the region. The mission is to continue the tradition of Basel guilds and honorary societies. We support selected projects from the region, for the region. Deadline is 30th September. Projects can be submitted with the application form from 1st July to 30th September 2018. On 29th November from 5 pm to 9 pm will be the presentation of the projects with subsequent award ceremony.