Impact Measurement for Startups  | Garage Academy x StartmeupHK Festival

Impact Measurement for Startups | Garage Academy x StartmeupHK Festival

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Garage Academy Campus

4/F, Beverly House

93 Lockhart Road

Wan Chai, HKI

Hong Kong

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Garage Academy is happy to host "Impact Measurement for Startups", an in-person panel talk that is part of the StartmeupHK Festival 2022

About this event

Join the Impact Measurement for Startups panel talk, as we unpack how to define, manage, and effectively communicate the impact of purpose-aligned businesses.

Connect with industry leaders across the ESG, Social Entrepreneurship, and Impact Investment spheres, at this in-person event held at the Garage Academy Campus in Wan Chai.

This is a Garage Academy community event, organized as part of the StartmeupHK Festival 2022.

📅 Wednesday, 7th September 2022

7 - 9 pm (doors open 6:45 for registration)

📍Garage Academy Campus: 4/F, Beverly House, 93 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai

🎫 Free event

🌎 About Impact Measurement for Startups

Social entrepreneurship has been receiving renewed attention from investors, in an effort to redefine success beyond financial return. On average, startups that are aligned with SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) raise 2-3x more than those that are not.

With greater investor buy in, the impact of purpose-aligned businesses must be clearly defined and communicated, in order to demonstrate their returns. But with metrics for "success" that are often less black and white than their traditional counterparts, how can we leverage innovations in tech and beyond, to sustainably measure, manage and advance impact investing?

These are some of the themes that we’ll be exploring in the upcoming panel talk with industry leaders across the ESG, Social Entrepreneurship, and Impact Investment Landscape.

👋 Meet the speakers

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Dr. Norah Wang

Founder & CEO, Impact Analytics

Norah is an academic and a social entrepreneur, specializing in research on the third sector, social innovation and governance. Prior to founding Impact Analytics, she was a (Research) Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University the Department of Applied Social Sciences. Currently, Dr. Wang is a research fellow at the Centre for Civil Society and Governance of the University of Hong Kong, studying urban commons and sustainability transitions.

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Bauhinia Lee

Founder & Impact Venture Builder of Anima Ventures

I am an Impact Venture Builder and the Founder of Anima Ventures, a female-focused Venture Builder based in Hong Kong, with a mission to actively co-create, support, and innovate with diverse startup founders. This involves bridging the go-to-market and funding gap in our ecosystem. I believe in building businesses with ‘purpose’, and advocate passionately for youth, diversity and inclusion, including gender and cognitive diversity.

I am most excited about synthesising ideas and innovation across different verticals and in Web 3.0. In my previous career, I took on roles in Finance, trading FX and STIR at Credit Suisse in London and Zurich. I enjoy reading, philosophy (the archetypal ‘Armchair Philosopher’), horse-riding and speak six languages, including French, German and Spanish.

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Fabrice Bayon

Strategy & Impact Director, PALO IT

Fabrice is a visionary and a changemaker. Thanks to his business and engineering skills, he constantly focuses on designing and implementing innovative profitable and sustainable policies. He is also deeply convinced that sustainability is one of the major topics to deal with for the coming decades.

🎤 Moderated by James Bernardo

Regional Programme Director, Garage Society

James is the Regional Programme Director at Garage Society, a flexible workspace provider that helps businesses across Hong Kong work to their strengths. He spearheaded the development of the Garage Academy, the company's programming initiative and knowledge-sharing platform, from the ground up after joining in 2015.

💬 Panel discussion topics

  • Integrating impact initiatives into your business model from day one
  • Trends in the impact investment ecosystem
  • How to define and quantify "results" based on what investors are looking for
  • Tools to help startups benchmark, measure, and communicate their impact
  • Insights from purpose-aligned startups that have been on this journey

✨ This event is for...

  • Social innovators and entrepreneurs
  • Leaders of purpose-aligned businesses
  • Communication, PR, and Brand Management professionals
  • CSR, ESG and Sustainability managers
  • Anybody who is interested in social impact, ESG, startup funding & tech solutions topics, and wants to connect with other like-minded individuals!

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