Impactathon For Future Flourishing – A Concentrate On Poverty Alleviation

Impactathon® for Future Flourishing was a name to all changemakers and social entrepreneurs pushed to search out new methods to uplift communities and alleviate poverty in a post-pandemic world.

Participants from hubs around the globe took half in a two-day digital Impactathon, the place they deepened their understanding of what causes poverty domestically and globally and labored in groups to develop options.

Poverty, On This Second

Since the launch of this distinctive Impactathon in early June, covid19 instances have skyrocketed and systemic racism has grow to be a world motion. Poverty is a vital a part of this story. Estimates for international poverty have elevated by 50 million attributed to covid-19 (Brookings).

An Impactathon Targeted On The Mindset Of “building An Inclusive Future”

For Impactathon for Future Flourishing, the sixteenth Impactathon, Innov8social teamed up with Join the Journey, a global empowerment group, to take contributors on a journey of discovery – diving into the realities that a lot of the world faces every day with out secure electrical energy, water , and paved roads – and discover how covid-19 impacts these points. Teams labored collectively to ask questions, discover current options, determine gaps and brainstorm and develop approaches to construct a thriving future utilizing modern methods and current applied sciences in a 24-hour dash to the end line. Top options have been rewarded with cash and different prizes.

Attendees heard from a handful of audio system and Impact Catalysts who began social enterprises and affect organizations which have helped a whole lot of 1000’s of individuals. You can tune into the recordings to listen to their candid experiences about navigating distinctive challenges with an entrepreneurial mindset.

No social affect background was required for this occasion. Participants have been requested to convey their deep curiosity, a way of empathy and a problem-solving mindset. Through Impactathon, an Impact Workshop led contributors by way of an introduction to social enterprises and design pondering approaches to understanding an issue and creating options. This Impactathon is designed for many who have ever felt a deep want to create constructive affect both domestically of their metropolis or globally for the world.

Impact Talk Speakers

  • Mike Sehzue, accomplice at Global SouthxSouth, founding father of Miseh Distilling Company. Social entrepreneur, advisor affect investing.
  • Julie-Anne Savarit-Cosenza, Founder and Executive Director of the African Education Program. System thinker in poverty discount.
  • Daniel Jean-Louis, President and CEO of Bridge Capital SA Social Entrepreneur & Investor.

Impact Catalysts And Panel Loudspeakers

  • Ezenwayi Amaechi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship, Johnson & Wales University, Market Strategist. Social entrepreneur.
  • Spencer Arnold, Director of Global Operations, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University.
  • Heather Arora, MS in Organizational Behavior, founding father of Purple Plants. Impact Ecosystem Builder.
  • Anita Ballaraman, Consultant product administration and advertising. Social entrepreneur.
  • Marc-Alain Boucicault, Founder and CEO at Banj. Impact Ecosystem Builder.
  • David Babbs, PhD Social Work (Social Innovation), Activist, Macro, Veteran. Educator.
  • Brendan Barbara, Startup pitch experience, Brand & Partnerships. Social entrepreneur.
  • chuck brown, Founder of Orion Consulting, member of the Board of Directors of the Social Enterprise Alliance. Impact Ecosystem Builder.
  • Nick Brown, Founder at Clear Purchase. Expert within the subject of worldwide cost techniques.
  • Sam C. Burke, Brand communication and advertising. Impact Ecosystem Builder.
  • Theresa L Carpenter, Marine Public Affairs Officer, communications skilled, advocate for ladies and companion animals.
  • Adam Cole, Founder of Join the Journey. Social entrepreneur.
  • Sylvia Dosdata-driven strategic advisor, senior adjunct professor at Golden Gate University.
  • Gloria Ferrer, International financial growth specialist, accomplice at COMPETITIVENESS. Founder of KINADONA. Social entrepreneur.
  • Miloni Gandhi, Founder and Director of International LLC, Foothill College Adjunct Faculty. Impact Ecosystem Builder.
  • Nathaniel Gilman, Co-founder of Mariner Credential Service. Social entrepreneur.
  • Michael Gordon, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.
  • flossie corridor, COO Assoc. Military Husband Entrepreneurs. Social entrepreneur.
  • andre hening, Co-Founder Opening Doors Marin, Director of Homeless Planning & Outreach San Rafael. System thinker.
  • Prasad Jaladi, Suraksha’s chief facilitator. Social entrepreneur.
  • Kate Johnson, Founder ArborRevolutions, innovation catalyst, advisor, facilitator. Impact Ecosystem Builder.
  • Mary Patrick Kavanaugh, director of particular tasks at Soka University. Impact Ecosystem Builder.
  • Michelle Kurian, Director of the Harvest Fund. Social entrepreneur.
  • Ramon Lamas, MPHPopulation well being technique at Everytable
  • Mark Lovett, Founder of Storytelling with Impact, TEDx organizer. Impact Narrator.
  • Mwihaki Muraguri, Storysmith, director of Paukwa House. Impact Narrator.
  • Ok. P. Naidu, VP Benetech Labs. Poverty alleviation techniques thinker.
  • Pamela O’Brien, Director of Development at African Education Program, International Development Strategist.
  • Adeniyi Oluokun, Co-founder at Consulting Youth, co-founder at Access Drive. Social entrepreneur.
  • Mark Papia, Head of Content & Communication at iMerit Technology Services. Social Intrapreneur.
  • Neetal Parekh, Founder of Innov8social, host of the Impact Podcast, writer. Impact Ecosystem Builder.
  • Leena Patel, MD, MPH, Senior technical officer, public well being skilled
  • Jean Louis Robadey, Main enterprise at Impact Consulting Group LLC. Impact Ecosystem Builder.
  • Larry Simpson, Join the Journey Board Member, Puget Sound & Family Ministry Field Representative.
  • brian walker, Founder of Culture Bridge, Social Intrapreneur. Ecosystem builder with social affect.
  • leon wang, MS in biomimicry, ABAR Intersectional environmentalist. Impact Ecosystem Builder.
  • Gillian Foster Wilkinson, Microfinance Learning Manager at HOPE International. Microfinance specialist.


  • Radhabasu, CEO of iMerit Technology Services, founding father of Frugal Innovation Lab at Santa Clara University.
  • Will Harris, CEO of Willpower Consulting, President of Willpower Humanitarian Foundation.
  • Grace Rodriguez, CEO/Executive Director of Impact Hub Houston, Social Enterprise Advisor
  • Eric from Trump, Board member at Join the Journey, Entrepreneur.

Topic-based Panel Discussions

Informal topical panel discussions with numerous Impact Catalysts have been included to delve deeper into points of poverty alleviation (in creating and developed international locations), financial empowerment, social enterprise and affect storytelling.

These conversations have been shared with Impactathon contributors previous to the beginning of the digital Impactathon as a method to find out about subjects, meet the Impact Catalysts, get an introduction to the ‘techniques view’ of poverty alleviation and suppose like downside solvers.


Join the Journey awards money prizes to prime groups. In addition, Impact Hub awarded Houston three three-month Accelerate memberships together with mentoring and professional bono consulting hours awarded by sponsors.

Who Attended The Impactathon For Future Flourishing

  • Social entrepreneurs with confirmed concepts and traction trying to scale their work.
  • Student changers
  • Young Professionals who wish to study extra about social entrepreneurship
  • Experienced/retired professionals who wish to use experience for social welfare
  • The lively and skilled expertise group
  • Faith-based teams that wish to serve by way of social innovation

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been adopted in 2015 by all member states of the United Nations as a common name to motion to finish poverty, shield the planet and be certain that all folks can take pleasure in life by 2030 peace and prosperity.

SDG aim 1 is to eradicate poverty. From the UN: “The decline in global extreme poverty continues, but has slowed…. People who continue to live in extreme poverty face deep, entrenched hardships that are often exacerbated by violent conflict and vulnerability to disasters. Strong welfare systems and government spending on essential services often help those left behind to get back on their feet and escape poverty, but these services need to be scaled.”

Open To Everybody

Impactathon for Future Flourishing was open to all contributors and isn’t based mostly on race, faith, ethnicity, socio-economic background, sexuality and gender of the participant.

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