Internationaal schalen: vergt tijd én lef.

“Hier spreekt ervaring!” sprak een stemmetje in m’n hoofd toen ik afgelopen vrijdag aan de salontafel zat van Bob Elsen, oprichter van Joker Reizen en de ViaVia reiscafés. In een webinar onder de titel ‘Impact International’ kluisterden 16 impact ondernemers zich virtueel mee aan Bob z’n lippen en leerden we van hem hoe hij sindsContinue reading “Internationaal schalen: vergt tijd én lef.”

Book launch ‘Leaving a Legacy’

Thrilled to invite you all to our book launch!! die Keure Publishing, Ashoka Belgium and Impact House join forces for the launch of ‘Leaving a Legacy, Increase your social impact’, that I wrote together with Omar Mohout. On the 18th of June, 4.00 pm – 5.15 pm CET, a vibrant webinar moderated by Anika Horn,Continue reading “Book launch ‘Leaving a Legacy’”

The art of combining different scaling strategies

This morning, I could inspire the participants of the Ashoka Impact Programme 2020 about how to scale impact. What a great group of social entrepreneurs who are crafting innovative circular models and impactful solutions to build a sustainable future!  I presented the preview of the legacy canvas, part of our book in publication “Leaving a Legacy”. With thisContinue reading “The art of combining different scaling strategies”

Boosting competition to scale your impact: the Skateistan example

Wow! Thanks to corona times (I know: it’s odd to be thankful to a virus, but it has some collateral goodness to it) I was able to join an online session of the Skoll World Forum. Having an interest in scaling impact, I was happy to see a session entitled ‘Empowering Competitors to Scale Impact’.Continue reading “Boosting competition to scale your impact: the Skateistan example”

From the Venture point of view to the Impact point of view

Thanks Nate Wong for his great article in #Stanford Social Innovation Review. Very recognizable. Too often, the venture model dominates how impact driven organisations are ‘rated’. Let’s start to use the impact point of view! Especially when it comes to #growth jury members should take in mind that growing impact doesn’t always require capacity building.Continue reading “From the Venture point of view to the Impact point of view”

Ten Ways to F*ck Up Your Pitch

Heading to a pitch? Grab this opportunity to get some tips from ‘pitch master’ Michael Koenka. In this free comprehensive guide, Michael learns you the 10 ways to f*ck up your pitch. Hide out of sight, go on forever, be boring,… are possible ways for instance. Luckily, Michael gives you tips to get your audienceContinue reading “Ten Ways to F*ck Up Your Pitch”

Calls! Calls! Calls!

Hear hear… some interesting calls for fashionistas, climate warriors and water savers Applications to the European Social Innovation Competition 2020 are officially open. Under the theme Reimagine Fashion: Changing behaviours for sustainable fashion, this year’s competition is looking for early stage projects and ideas that will change the ways we produce, buy, use and recycle fashion, moving towardsContinue reading “Calls! Calls! Calls!”

Sociaal ondernemers: aanjagers van maatschappelijke impact

Artikel gepubliceerd in Samenleving & Politiek, jaargang 7, januari 2020 Uitdagingen zoals armoede, vergrijzing en klimaatverandering worden aangepakt door zowel overheden, non-profit-organisaties, kennisinstellingen als burgerbewegingen. Steeds meer ook door ondernemingen die hun bestaansreden putten uit het maatschappelijk probleem. In alle continenten zit sociaal ondernemerschap in de lift en starten mensen vanuit de drang maatschappelijke en/ofContinue reading “Sociaal ondernemers: aanjagers van maatschappelijke impact”