EVPA recently launched the report: "Enablers of impact", developed in collaboration with MAZE - decoding impact. This report analyses the role of incubators and accelerators in the impact ecosystem, identifying trends along specific characteristics. The launch of this report represents a great opportunity to engage with EBN, a leading network in the field of development and growth of innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs.
On 13th May, EVPA, in partnership with EBN, hosted a free webinar to dive into the key insights of the "Enablers of impact" report, building on the main recommendations included in it. Thanks to the participation of two experienced impact funds, we explored their strategies and how they collaborate with incubators/accelerators to find new investment opportunities.
Download the slides here
- Key insights from EVPA/MAZE report "Enablers of impact"
- EBN sharing views on insights from the report
- Live polls
- Presentation Impact Fund #1 from EVPA community
- Presentation Impact Fund #2 from EVPA community
- Interactive Q&A session
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With a decade of experience in the social investment space, as part of her long journey at Impact Europe, the investing for impact network, Alessia contributes to build the impact investing market, by supporting impact investors and all impact stakeholders in connecting, exchanging, learning from each other, and providing them with research, data insights and capacity building opportunities. Alessia aims at accelerating impact by focusing on building partnerships with other networks and relevant actors in the field, sharing learning and good practices, breaking silos, and facilitating the creation and the exchange of knowledge.
In her capacity as Impact Europe Director of Knowledge and Programs, Alessia leads a team of 8 young enthusiastic professionals working on research activities, content and programs development, programs management, data collection, and community engagement.
Alessia co-authored publications, practical cases, and articles on topics such as venture philanthropy, impact measurement and management, impact strategies, the European impact ecosystem, tailored and hybrid finance. Thanks to her research, she prominently contributed to the Impact Europe narrative around investing for impact and to the debate on the different nuances of impact investing. Alessia is invited to speak at international conferences and give guest lectures at European Universities and Business Schools (e.g., ESADE Center for Social Impact, Nova School of Business and Economics, Luiss – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli, INSEAD Business School in Paris, Solvay Brussels School Economics & Management).
Alessia also cooperates with Impact Europe's sister organisations in Latin America, Asia and Africa (GAIN, Latimpacto, AVPN and AVPA) to strengthen the collaboration among actors active in the global impact ecosystem, by sharing learning, facilitating the exchange of experiences, contributing to scale successes across regions.
Antonio Miguel is the Managing Director of the Maze - Decoding Impact, a Lisbon-based social investment intermediary that implements financial and non-financial mechanisms to unlock capital towards social change in Portugal.
Antonio led the structuring of the first SIB Pilot in Portugal, provided technical advisory to the creation of Portugal Inovação Social (the €150m wholesaler social investment institution in Portugal) and leads the technical work of the Portuguese Social Investment Taskforce.
Previously, Antonio worked at Social Finance UK where he played different roles on Social Impact Bonds: performance management in the Peterborough SIB, development and implementation of the Energise and Teens and Toddlers SIBs and feasibility studies for the Housing First SIB in Ontario, Canada. Antonio is a professor at NOVA SBE where he teaches micro-finance and innovative social finance instruments. He holds a MsC in Business Administration from Catolica Lisbon and is a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum.
Gianluca Gaggiotti is Knowledge Manager at Impact Europe. He focuses on data analysis and content development of several research-related initiatives.
Gianluca joined Impact Europe in 2017, and since then has developed an in-depth knowledge on the impact ecosystem and all the actors involved in it. Gianluca has previously worked as a Research Assistant for several project related to development and social network economics at Bocconi University.
He holds a Master degree in Economics and Social Sciences at Bocconi University with a thesis on the effect of terrorism on political outcome in the US.
Inês works across our public sector projects excelling at impact and finance models, research and benchmarking. Previously worked at BCG and left a piece of her heart in Angola. MSc in Finance and International Management from NOVA SBE. When not binge writing master thesis, Inês can be found in a concert of a band that nobody probably ever heard of.
MSc in Finance and International Management from NOVA SBE. When not binge writing master thesis, Inês can be found in a concert of a band that nobody probably ever heard of.
Chiara Davalli is a Senior Project Leader at EBN responsible for delivering EU and non-EU projects. She is also manager of the Social Impact Special Interest Group (SIG). Chiara joined the EBN team in April 2010. At EBN, she initially assisted the Quality & Technical Assistance Department for two years before joining the EU projects team where she is now in charge of the following projects: INNO INDIGO, SCHIP, COMPASS, INCOBRA and ENRICH in Brazil.
She has a Postgraduate Degree in International Relations, a Degree in International Studies from the University of Florence (Italy) and an Executive Master in European Studies from the UniversitéLibre de Bruxelles (ULB).
Omar is an Investment Officer for INCO's Venture Capital arm and coordinates impact measurement at group level. He manages a growing portfolio of investments in sustainable food, accessibility tech and job inclusion, and contributes to deal origination and due-diligence at the firm.
Prior to joining INCO, Omar worked as a Financial & Impact Analyst at France Active Group, one of the leading impact investing firms in France, where he contributed to more than 50 quasi-equity investments in Parisian SMEs.
Omar holds and Master of Science in Management from ESSEC Business School with a double major in CorporateFinance and Social Entrepreneurship.