Social Nest Foundation partners once again with 4YFN to put Impact at the core of the world’s leading startup event

Social Nest Foundation is the proud Partner of the 4YFN Impact Programme, that convenes startups, communities and investors that want to make a difference and have a positive impact in the world.

This year’s 4YFN Impact Programme agenda focuses on climate change, diversity & inclusion, and humanitarian technology. Supported by major impact facilitators, it will focus on finding a clear path to getting closer to the UN SDGs.

→ Impact Forest
Find fresh inspiration and new contacts. The Impact Forest is the dedicated space for networking, connecting and showcasing the most successful projects from 4YFN’s main partners. And don’t miss the Impact Itinerary – a guided route of all the exhibitors at 4YFN22 involved in positive impact projects.

→ Decarbonization
The science couldn’t be clearer: our actions in the next few years are crucial to stop the worst possible outcomes of the climate crisis. We analyse how cross-sector innovations are accelerating the development of a new, carbon-free paradigm – changing the way we travel, eat, dress and produce.

→ Impact Investment
How can we mobilize more capital towards social investment? How can we differentiate ‘impact washing’ from genuinely meaningful projects? And how, ultimately, can we all become impact investors? We debate these and many other questions to help grow an ecosystem of profitable businesses, making a positive impact.

4YFN22 #Impact Agenda

Feb 28, 11:00 - 12:00
Impact Meetup / Impact Forest
Feb 28, 12:00 - 12:30
Why Your Next Startup Should be Purpose-driven? / Margarita Albors, Founder and President of Social Nest Foundation / Impact Forest
Feb 28, 12:30 - 12:45
Get to Know Casa do Impacto: The Portuguese House of Impact Entrepreneurs / Inês Sequeira, Founder and Director of Casa do Impacto / Impact Forest
Feb 28, 12:45 – 13:05
The Vision for One Big Iberian Ecosystem / Inês Sequeira & Margarita Albors / Impact Forest
Feb 28, 13:10 – 13:30
Why do the SDGs Worth it? For this session Casa do Impacto chooses 3 SDGs – Quality Education, Health and Well-Being and Climate Action – and 3 startups – Academia de Código, Nevaro/Clynx and GoParity – to discuss the practical ways these companies are tackling their issues and their thoughts on future application / Impact Forest
Feb 28, 16:15 - 16:45
Panel: Financing solutions for a better world / Inês Sequeira, Founder and Director, Casa do Impacto; Thomas Roehrl, Engagement Lead RESPOND, BMW Foundation; Margarita Albors, Founder and President of Social Nest Foundation; Moderator: Briera Dale, ChangeNOW / Agora Stage
Feb 28, 16:45 - 17:15
Panel: Smart VC impact investor is driven by the positive impact / Zoe Peden, Principal UK and Northern Europe, Ananda Impact Ventures; Josep Segarra, Impact Investment Manager, Quadia; Carlos Fisch, Investment Director, Seaya Ventures; Xavier Pont, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ship2B Ventures. Moderator: Monica Vasquez, Head of Business Development and Partnerships, Social Nest Foundation / Agora Stage
Feb 28, 13:30 – 14:00
Casa do Impacto Startups Pitch Session / Impact Forest
Mar 1, 10:00 – 10:30
Climate crisis is not about products or materials, it is about people. How to create impact by influencing others / Carlos Ferrando, CEO at CLOSCA / Impact Forest
Mar 1, 10:45 – 11:10
Venture debt and other forms of alternative financing / Lucas de la Vega, Principal & Investment Director Zubi Capital / Impact Forest
Mar 1, 11:20 – 12:10
B Corp. Why should your company have an impact business model? / Too Good to Go & WorldCoo / Impact Forest
Mar 1, 12:20 – 13:00
Discover How Social Entrepreneurs Can Increase Their Impact. Growing for Positive Impact / Pedro Olazabal, Co-Founder Impact Measurement Hands on Impact / Impact Forest
Mar 1, 13:00 – 13:30
Trends in Startups with Socia Impact / Matt Heusch, Managing Director of Zubi Labs / Impact Forest
Mar 1, 13:30 – 14:00
The Global Water Challenge: Powering Sustainability Through DeepTech / Inés Calabuig Signes, The Global Water Challenge & Sustainability Manager at GoHub / Impact Forest
Mar 1, 15:00 – 15:30
Unwanted Loneliness – Spanish Red Cross / Impact Forest
Mar 1, 15:30 – 16:00
Red Social Innovation & Orientatech – Spanish Red Cross & TECSOS Foundation / Impact Forest
Mar 1, 16:00 – 17:30
Impact Awards by EAE / Impact Forest
Mar 2, 10:00 – 10:45
Earth Observation to Address the Climate Emergency / Lobelia / Impact Forest
Mar 2, 11:00 – 12:00
UNDP, Women Innovators Programme 2022 / Impact Forest
Mar 2, 12:30 – 13:15
Red Social Innovation & Orientatech. By Red Cross / Impact Forest
Mar 2, 13:15 – 14:00
Accessible Telecare. By Red Cross / Impact Forest
Mar 2, 16:00 – 16:30
Unwanted Loneliness – Spanish Red Cross / Impact Forest
Mar 3, 10:00 – 10:30
Humanitarian Technology Awards. By Red Cross / Impact Forest
Mar 3, 10:30 – 11:00
Red Social Innovation & Orientatech. By Red Cross / Impact Forest
Mar 3, 11:00 – 11:30
Unwanted Loneliness – Spanish Red Cross / Impact Forest
Mar 3, 12:00 – 12:30
Food for Good: Startups Transforming the Food Industry / Beatriz Jacoste, Director KM ZERO Food Innovation Hub / Impact Forest