Impact Hub Scaling: The Blog

 

A place to find all the news, blog posts, videos, useful information and more about Scaling and Impact Hub Scaling.

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Scaler Feature: DayCape

Scaler Feature: DayCape   DayCape is a Social Enterprise based from Impact Hub Stockholm which has created an app to help Autistic children with their day to day lives by adding structure. This structure helps the children through each day…

Scaler Interview: The Canvas Workshop

Scaler Interview: The Canvas Workshop We recently had the pleasure to interview Doris Stroiesc from The Canvas Workshop from FuturePlus. They are members of the Scaling Program from Impact Hub Bucharest. The Canvas Shop is a social enterprise organised as…

Scaling Manager Interview: Lucian Gramescu – Impact Hub Bucharest

Scaling Manager Interview: Lucian Gramescu – Impact Hub Bucharest We recently had the pleasure to interview Lucian Gramescu from Impact Hub Bucharest. With a lot of experience in the sector it was a very interesting conversation with lots of interesting…

Scaler Feature: Athina Elpis

Scaler Feature: Ethina Elpis   KoiSPE “Athena – Elpis” is a social enterprise that employs people with mental health and other psychosocial problems and develops various business activities such as offering a cleaning service crew, owning small cafes inside other…

Scaling Manager Interview: Funda Sezgi – Impact Hub Stockholm

Scaling Manager Interview: Funda Sezgi – Impact Hub Stockholm We recently had the opportunity to interview Funda Sezgi from Impact Hub Stockholm. With a PHD in Strategic Management Funda is now applying her expertise to help Social Businesses scale their…

Instock, Scaler from Impact Hub Amsterdam in the New York Times

Instock, a Scaler from Impact Hub Amsterdam, collect food that would otherwise be wasted and create delicious meals. They now have two locations in Amsterdam, One opening in Den Hague soon and a food truck which gives them a mobile…

Impact Hub Scaling: The Story so Far

Impact Hub Scaling: The Story so Far   This years Scaling Programme is coming to a close, it has been a tough yet progressive 12 months. With over 300,000 people Impacts and over 3,500 people helped access the job market,…

Scaler Story: Fragnebenan

Scaler Story: FragNebenan   FragNebenan is a social network for urban neighbourhoods. It’s the place for neighbours to share knowledge, resources, organise mutual aid – or just chat about local issues. Within their house and quarter FragNebenan also empowers neighbours…

Scaler Feature: Father Nature

Scaler Feature: Father Nature   Father Nature is a landscape design company focused on sustainable community gardening projects and events to connect the people of Lambeth, London (particularly its low income families and schoolchildren) with nature and healthy living. Community…

Scaler Feature: Yoni

Scaler Feature: Yoni   Yoni offers women the choice for organic cotton tampons, pads and panty liners. They believe every woman should have the choice what she uses next to and in one of the most absorbent parts of her…

Scaler Story: Accessible Travel

Scaler Story: Accessible Travel   Accessible travel is a travel agency with a focus on those with a disability. Offering information on accommodation, Tours, Mobility Equipment hire and more. On top of this they act as a contact person in…

Scaling Manager Interview: Wieke van der Zouwen – Impact Hub Amsterdam

Scaling Manager Interview: Wieke van der Zouwen – Impact Hub Amsterdam Explain how Impact Hub Scaling helps their Entrepreneurs achieve their goals. Through impact hub scaling our entrepreneurs get to work top mentors from Social and sustainable businesses. Who assist…

Scaler Feature: XMetrics

Scaler Feature: XMetrics   XMetrics creates and commercializes the ultimate activity tracker to improve any swimmer’s performance, using advanced biomechanical sensors and sophisticated algorithms. They want to scale to keep imaging and creating solutions that can change every passionate swimmer’s…

Measuring Your Social Impact

Measuring Your Social Impact The following text was an output from a recent masterclass at Impact Hub Kings Cross delivered by Heather Black.  Ten simple steps to measure your impact. Social enterprises aim to have an impact on society or…

What’s the difference between scaling your business and scaling impact?

What’s the difference between scaling your business and scaling impact? by Martin Ruckensteiner and Christine Spernbauer   Here is the third part of our scaling trilogy: “Scaling your social business”. In the first two pieces we covered What every entrepreneur…

Scaler Interview: Instock

Scaler Interview: Instock Location: The Netherlands Primally scaling in: The Netherlands Field of work: Nutrition & Sustainability   What’s Instock’s recipe for success? Instock puts food wastage on the map in the most fun, creative, accessible and delicious way. In…

Scaling Manger Interview: Almudena de la Matta Impact Hub Madrid

Scaling Manager Interview: Almudena de la Mata Impact Hub Madrid In this interview Almudena de la Mata, the Scaling Manager from Impact Hub Madrid summarises why Impact Hub Scaling is so valuable to the ventures that are involved. She covers…

Scaling Manger Interview: Devi Clark – Impact Hub Kings Cross

Scaling Manager Interview: Devi Clark – Impact Hub Kings Cross In this interview Devi Clark summarises what Impact Hub Scaling is in one sentence, why Impact Hub Scaling is unique and much more. Devi gives some very interesting information on…

Introduction to Impact Hub Scaling at Impact Hub Madrid

Introduction to Impact Hub Scaling at Impact Hub Madrid A video explaining what Impact Hub Scaling is and what it means to be a scaler at Impact Hub Madrid. Please note the video is only available in Spanish and is…

How to diagnose if you are fit for scaling

How to diagnose if you are fit for scaling by Martin Ruckensteiner – innovation expert and Christine Spernbauer – Impact Hub Vienna Scaling Manager   Here is the second part of our scaling trilogy: “Scaling your social business”. In our…

Scaler Story: Change Please

Scaler Story: Change Please Change Please have Coffee Vans all over London providing great coffee all day, but what makes them special is they employ and house homeless people. They are operated by the same great minds behind the Old…

Scaler Story: Agronauti Cosmetics

Scaler Story: Agronauti Vegan Organic Cosmetics Agronauti Cosmetics produce organic vegan cosmetics with a highly ethical philosophy and strong product knowledge. They are based out of Impact Hub Milan and are working closely with Davide Pitzolu to achieve their goal…

Taking Off – What every entrepreneur needs to know about scaling their enterprise

What every entrepreneur needs to know about scaling by Martin Ruckensteiner – innovation expert and Christine Spernbauer – Impact Hub Vienna Scaling Manager   This is the first part of our scaling trilogy: “Scaling your social business”. In the next…

Scaling Manger Interview: Davide Pitzolu – Impact Hub Milan

Scaling Manager Interview: Davide Pitzolu – Impact Hub Milan. Davide Pitzolu gives us his thoughts on what Impact Hub Scaling is, why he is passionate about it and more. This is the first in the Scaling Manager Interview series, where…

Scaler Interview: SmartNinja

Scaler Interview: SmartNinja Primally scaling in: Austria Field of work: Employment, Education and learning We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Miha Fabjan, CEO of SmartNinja, an organisation aiming to help people discover and grow their talents in the IT…

Scaler Interview: Handiscover

Scaler Interview: Handiscover Country: Sweden Field of work: Disabilities and Tourism We Recently had the pleasure to interview Sebastien Archambeaud, Founder and CEO of Handiscover, an organisation enabling those with disabilities to travel around the globe.   What is Handiscover …

Communication Team in Amsterdam

Communication Team in Amsterdam The Impact Hub Scaling Communication Team have just got back from 6 motivational days in Amsterdam. It was an inspiring time, which saw them document the stories of four of our scalers as well as collaborating…

Scaler Story: Fundación Sanders

Scaler Story: Fundación Sanders Fundación Sanders is contributing to the educational growth of children at risk of exclusion by utilizing technology to create dynamic and interactive learning experiences in an after school environment. Their goal is to motivate kids to…

3 Scalers in Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2016!

Three Scalers from Impact Hub Scaling have been selected as Forbes’s 30 Social Entrepreneurs under 30 in Europe for 2016! We want to say a big congratulations to Marco Barbosa from eSolidar, Miriam Reyes and Amelie Mariage both from Aprendices…

Scaler Interview: Nannuka

Scaler Interview: Nannuka Country: Greece Field of work: Employment, Children & Youth We had the pleasure of interviewing Maria Arnaoutaki, Project Manager at Nannuka.  What is Nannuka about? Nannuka is an online service (platform) that helps parents find, book and…

Scaler Interview: Phee

Scaler Interview: Phee Country: Greece Field of work: Environment, Design & Innovation We had the pleasure of interviewing Haris Ninios, Founder of Phee What is Phee about? After 2 years of Research & Development, PHEE is the first company worldwide…

Scaler Interview: Last Minute Sotto Casa

Scaler Interview: Last Minute Sotto Casa Country: Italy Field of work: Environment and Sustainability We had the pleasure of interviewing the Founder of Last Minute Sotto Casa Francesco Ardito   What is Last Minute Sotto Casa? LMSC is an innovative…

Webinar: International VAT on Electronic and Digital Services

Webinar: International VAT on Electronic and Digital Services What does this webinar cover? This webinar is targeted at social enterprises who are trading online. Recent changes in international VAT rules have been designed to catch out big international companies who…

Scaler Feature: Koiki

Scaler Feature: Koiki Koiki change the current unsustainable last mile delivery service to a carbon free and social service. Their Koikis are people coming from your neighborhood and deliver either walking or biking. Their Koikis work with a Smartphone App…

Training Effective Sales Techniques

Effective Sales Techniques. In our constantly changing world, only a small percentage of companies use effective sales techniques within a wider customer relationship management context. This is the case, no matter what the stage, size, mission or context of the…

Scaler Interview: Materia

Scaler Interview: Materia Country: Romania Field of work: Employment & Sustainable Consumer Goods We had the pleasure of interviewing the Co-founder and CEO of Materia, Cristian Branea. What is Materia? MATERIA is a furniture and interior design and manufacturing company…

Scaler feature Video: Ruffboards

Ruffboards Location: Vienna, Austria Aiming to scale in: Other Involved in: Sports and Recreation & Sustainable Consumer Goods Ruffboards upcycle old snowboards to create unique and custom longboards. This gives each longboard a personal touch which makes it personal to…

Are you Ready to Grow?

Are you Ready to Grow? Should you scale up your social enterprise It’s taken a lot of work, focus and dedication, but you’ve done it. Your social enterprise is doing what you wanted it to – helping people, improving society…

Finalists selected in European Social Innovation Competition: ‘New Ways to Grow’

We are very happy to announce that two ventures from Impact Hub Scaling have been selected as finalists in the European Social Innovation Competition. They are now competing with eight other ventures for three €50,0000 prizes. We would like to…

Webinar: Ready To Go International? How To Adapt Your Online Presence

Steve Zitkovich’s webinar on how adapt your online presence in preperation for going international…

Webinar: How To Prepare for International ‘Before’ Going International

Steve Zitkovich’s webinar on how to set up your website to allow you to trade internationally went down extremely well with the audience.…

Webinar: Global Governance

One of the challenges of growing a social enterprise internationally is to maintain your core values and bottom up control while also having coherence and order across the organisation. How do you minimise the risk to the quality and reputation…