On the 30th of August the Impact House, the hub for societal impact where SI2 Fund has its main office, marked its first anniversary with a festive open doors event.
Last year, Impact House was founded with the mission to connect and inspire people who are passionate about creating entrepreneurial solutions to social and environmental challenges. In the past months the Brussels hub has become a true melting pot of societally-driven ‘changemakers’ – from (social) entrepreneurs to impact investors, organizations, government and citizens – looking to innovate, share and co-create.
To celebrate the first anniversary milestone, Impact House opened up its doors to partners, friends and curious souls. The Impact House members organised a variety of workshops, from ‘SDG progress and the role of business’ to ‘reinventing the world of work’. Early birds could take a look behind the scenes of SI2 Fund and learn from Timothy Lambert and Pieter Oostlander how to convince an impact investor. Much more than only offering a sneak peek into the investor point of view, this workshop also shed light on how to identify an investor that matches your model. A drink and a piece of pie later, the SI2 Fund duo dove into the importance of impact measurement: why is measuring impact an important success factor in building a thriving social business? And how can an entrepreneur get the most out of the collected data?
Closing off the summer with the sun on our side, surrounded by many familiar and new faces, we can safely say the second year of fostering positive societal impact at the Impact House starts off well.