Impact Business afternoon

Impact Business afternoon

What matters, when entrepreneurs pitch to impact investors? And what really matters to municipalities, who in their procurement favor impact over outputs?

In this Impact business event investors and public sector procurement experts meet impact pitching entrepreneurs. A wide variety of impact entrepreneurs from Sitra impact accelerator and Vertical and Xedu partner accelerators are presenting to find investments and/or new customers.

Many investors have already made impact investments and in the event Finnish Venture Capital Association and Sitra will publish a fresh survey of impact investing in Finland. We will also hear how European Innvestment Fund (EIF) can invest in impact seeking venture capital funds.

Municipalities and government are ever more careful on what kind of results they want to achieve with the 35 billion euros spent annually on public procurement, especially as the services procurement focus is increasingly moving away from mere outputs to buying results and impact.

Sitra will host the event in co-operation with Fiban, FVCA and FINSIF.

Come and join us to make more impactful business!

13.30 Coffee
14.00 Sitra welcome Harri Männistö, Sitra
How municipalities do impact procurement Tanja Koivumäki, City of Tampere and Tiina Heikka, Lapinjärvi municipality
Impact investing within FVCA community Riikka Poukka, Deloitte
EIF Social Impact Accelerator and EIF approach to investing in impact VC’s Patric Gresko, European Investment Fund (EIF)
Prospects of Impact investing in Finland Mika Pyykkö, Sitra
Refreshment break
16.00 Impact piching Hosted by Claes Mikko Nilsen, Fiban

Examples from Impact Venture Funds and later stage growth companies


Examples of entreprises accelerated in Sitra, Vertical or Xedu accelerators

18.00 Cocktails, networking and marketplace to meet impact pitching entrepreneurs

19.00 End of event

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