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Accelerate2030 | SDG Factory

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Impact Hub Geneva

1 Rue Fendt

1201 Genève

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The SDG Factory is Accelerate2030’s flagship collaborative event in Geneva on the topic of entrepreneurship and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Under the umbrella of “Partnerships for the SDGs”, we bring together key players, innovators, and unlikely allies from international organisations, startups, corporates, academia, and the public sector to explore how we can successfully scale entrepreneurial solutions for a sustainable future.

Following the presentations from Acclerate2030 entrepeneurs presenting their business solutions with proven impact on the SDGs, we will host a series of hands-on and collaborative workshops, where we will discuss opportunities and co-create potential solutions to the chosen SDG topics of this year, Water and Sanitation and Access to Healthcare.

Please Note: It is not required to attend for the whole event. When registering via eventbrite, you will be confirmed for the Joint Session (2pm - 4pm). Please express your interest in joining the workshops (4pm - 6pm) during the registration process. Due to high interest and limited capacity, all workshop participants will be confirmed on Monday 22nd.


AGENDA OF THE EVENT

13h15: Doors Open and Registration


14h00: Joint Session: "Nurturing ecosystems for scaling entrepreneurial solutions for the SDGs"


Welcoming Remarks

  • Alexandra "Santu" Boëthius | Co-Founder, Impact Hub Geneva-Lausanne (Accelerate2030)
  • Olivier Coutau | Delegate to International Geneva, Canton of Geneva


Accelerate2030 Pitches

Presentations from five Accelerate2030 international ventures from emerging economies that already have proven solutions and impact on the SDGs. Following their participation at the UNDP Social Good Summit Geneva, entrepreneurs will bring their impact stories to the Swiss ecosystem to jointly discuss major trends and challenges in scaling entrepreneurial solutions for the SDGs and exploring the needed ecosystems for scaling promising social innovation.

  • Francis Obirikorang | CEO and Co-founder, Agrocenta (Ghana) - Link website
  • Diana Quintero | CEO and Co-founder, BIVE (Colombia)
  • Guilherme Lichand | Co-founder, MGov (Brazil)
  • Raphael Petit | CEO and Co-founder, Rainbow Ecosystem (Ukraine)
  • Rachel Sklar | CEO and Co-founder, Pit Vidura (Rwanda)


Panel Discussion: "Nurturing ecosystems for scaling entrepreneurial solutions for the SDGs"

The panel will explore the challenges and opportunities around the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in in advancing the 2030 Agenda.

  • Robert Skidmore, Chief of Sector and Enterprise Competitiveness, International Trade Centre
  • Cinthya Ramirez, Director, Global Institutions, Pfizer
  • Kali Taylor, UNOG Geneva
  • Florian Kemmerich, Partner, Bamboo Capital (TBC)


15h30: Coffee and Networking



16h00: Break-out Workshops
In a highly collaborative, multi-stakeholder format we tackle challenges related to the topics of the 2 break-out workshops. Participants of each workshop will come up with solutions or recommendations in tackling key challenges related to the topic. At the centre of the discussion, we are having entrepreneurial examples from the Accelerate2030 program, who have been selected among 300+ applications from 17 countries. See profiles of Accelerate2030 entrepreneurs below

Break-out Workshop 1: Water and Sanitation - Co-designed with Waterpreneurs
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Scaling viable solutions for water and sanitation to the bottom of the pyramid."

Break-out Workshop 2: Access to Healthcare


17h30: Closing remarks followed by a Networking Apéro


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About Accelerate2030

Accelerate2030 - a multi-stakeholder program, co-initiated by Impact Hub, UNDP and ITC, with the mission to scale the impact of entrepreneurial solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. The program has to-date been implemented in 19 developing and emerging markets, with a next edition planned for early 2019. The event is an opportunity to learn more and join us as partners.

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