Launch of Impact Hub Switzerland in Basel

Mid May 2019, the five Impact Hubs in Switzerland (Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne und Zurich) being the first country worldwide, launched “Impact Hub Switzerland” as a national organization in the network. With around 1’700 active members, this creates the largest community of entrepreneurs in Switzerland. Across the country, Impact Hub members and partners can use over 6’000 sqm in soon seven inspiring locations. They collaborate on startups, projects and initiatives around sustainable development, digital transformation and the future of work.

Event overview

17:30 Door opening and registration

17:45 Welcome by Connie Low, co-founder of Impact Hub Basel and introduction to the Impact Hub Switzerland Association by the board of the association: Amanda Byrd (Impact Hub Geneva/Lausanne), Christoph Birkholz (Impact Hub Zurich), Chris Jenny (Impact Hub Bern) and André Moeri (Impact Hub Basel)

18:15 Official welcome by Government Councilor Thomas Weber

18:45 Impact Hub Basel fair: Start of workshops (2x 10 min) on the various topics and initiatives of Impact Hub Basel

19:00 Arrival of the Impact Hub Basel community

19:15 Endnote speech and community welcome by Hanna Byland, co-founder of Impact Hub Basel, and Stefan Germann, CEO Fondation Botnar

19:30 Joint Networking Apero