Get to know our list of activities for each day.
“Social impact is about creating positive outcomes for local communities and the world. There are many vehicles to get there, and we need to understand and leverage them all.” Rohit Dave
10:00 - 10:15

Welcome to IMPACT 2021

A sweet introduction to two days of learning and connecting, dedicated to creating an impact!

Taylor Hughes (Host)
Gorgi Krlev (EUCLID)

Suzanne Wisse - Huiskes (Euclid Network)
Neven Marinovic (Smart Kolektiv)

11:15 - 11:55

RoundTable discussion | A Conducive Ecosystem

Which are future opportunities and challenges for social entrepreneurs?

12:00 - 12:30

Dialogues | Ways of supporting social enterprises in rural areas

Peer to peer learning parallel sessions – closed  session invitation only

#EUFunds - Francesco Molica (CPMR)
#Ecosystem - Norbert Kunz (Social Impact gGmbH)
#Impact - Tatiana Glad (Impact Hub Amsterdam)

12:00 - 12:40

Lunch break

13:55 - 14:40

Marketplace #2: Success & Failure Stories of Social Enterprises in Central Europe

Experienced social enterprises share their successes and failures and give advice on entering and surviving in the national and international market. 'Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.'

Moderator: Áron Jakab, István Tamás Szenttamási (IFKA)
Aurora-Colapis (HR), Payactive (DE), Magosvölgy Ecological Farm (HU), S-Nodi (IT)

14:40 - 14:50

Marketplace - Award ceremony

14:50 - 15:00

Closing Remarks

Announcing Day Two

Detailed schedule coming soon!
10:00 - 10:15


Ewa Konczal (EVPA)

10:15 - 10:45

Impact Stars - Keynotes

The value of becoming an impact entrepreneur.

Domagoj Boljar (MIRET)
Anna Kalmár (AdniJóga)

Virág Bélavári (Munch)

10:50 - 11:20

Panel 1: Digital Transformation for Social Entrepreneurs during Covid-19

How entrepreneurs adapted to Covid-19 pandemic? Good practices.

Moderator - Dr. Giulia Allegrini (Unibo)

Robert Miskuf (Pedal Consulting)
Tomasz Moleda (Association Education by the Internet)

11:30 - 12:00

Impact Cooperation Stories + Q&A

Impact entrepreneurs, altruistic entrepreneurs, business angels, social entrepreneurs. How can they cooperate?

Moderator - Michaela Novotná (JAIP)

Robert Šinkner (TKP geo)
Benedetto Linguerri (Local to you)
Leoš Kubíček (Virtual Lab Development)

Zoran Puljic (Mozaik Foundation)
Simona Simulyte (ChangeMakersON)
Arthur van de Graaf (Starters Station)
Peter Surek (Erste Social Finance Holding)

12:00 - 12:30

Lunch break

Breakout room #1: Impact stars Q&A -

Breakout room #2: Digital Transformation for Social Entrepreneurs During Covid-19 -

Adriano Mancinelli (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
Suzanne Wisse - Huiskes (Euclid Network)

12:30 - 13:10

Panel 2:  Impact (Co)funding - How to Finance Your Social Business?

Moderator - Karsten Wenzlaff (IKOSOM)

Marilyn Heib (Bettervest)

Mikulas Kresanek (Social Innovators)

Fruzsina Nagy (Deloitte)

13:10 - 14:10

Beyond Coping with Lockdown Stress

Inspirative, interactive, easy going workshop all of us need.
Inspiration - why we should do well to do good?
Impact - what could be done to increase the wellbeing, effectiveness and sustainability?
Intelligence - how we could empower ourselves and others?

Sanja Živković (Heartist Center)

Detailed schedule coming soon!

Morning coffee with impact entrepreneurs

/Zlatna Ribica/

Ivan Bozic (Social Cooperative Humana Nova)
Vanja Andric (Omolab)
Pezana Rexha (Pana)

Violeta Masteikienė (GMM Projektai)


Morning coffee with impact investors


Mirjana Sakic (Erste Group)
Renata Brkic (FeelsGood Impact Fund)
Zoran Puljic (Mozaik Impact Fund)


Morning coffee with impact business support organisations

/Blind Tiger/

Simona Simulyte (ChangeMakersON)
Marku Shkelzen (Yunus Social Business Balkans)
Neven Marinovic (Smart Kolektiv)
Irma Botic (ENSIE)


GSEN learning, collaboration and follow-up session

Closed session, invite-only

/Lonac Startup Studio/

Anna Chojnicka (GSEN)

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Day 1
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8:30 TO 9:30

Reception and Registration

Get your accreditation and a pack of goodies

9:30 TO 10:00


Short and sweet introduction to two days of inspiring talks and discussions, with an overview of Impact Conference long-term goals

Vladica Jovanović, Brodoto
Teo Petricevic, ACT Group

10:00 TO 10:30

Keynote: Impact Investing - the power of socially good investment

Why is impact investing the future of all investing and what makes it a superior form of investment.

David Batstone, Just Business (USA)

10:30 TO 12:00

Panel: Investing for impact and big returns

Is investing for impact a trend or a challenge? How do (social) investment funds incorporate impact in their activities? Where expectations of social investors and social entrepreneurs/impact ventures can meet? Leading social impact investors will share their views and experiences in applying capital investment for common good.

Carmen Palafox, MiLa Capital (USA)
Luciano Balbo, Oltre Venture (ITA)
Sana Kapadia, Spring (CAN)
Mona Shah, Harry Specters (GBR)
Dinko Novoselec, FeelsGood Impact Fund (CRO)
Moderator: Ewa Konczal, EVPA (POL)

12:00 TO 12:30

Coffee and networking

Drink some coffee or tea, hydrate, say hello to some friends and mingle with some strangers

12:30 TO 14:00

Ecosystem building for impact investing

It takes a (global) village to develop a truly enabling environment for development and growth of impact investing ecosystem. We are taking a look into different practices and trends and how we can apply them to SEE and CEE ecosystems

Daniel Sorrosal, FEBEA (FRA)
Mark Norbury, Ultd/GSEN (GBR)
Raphaelle Sebag, GSG, Impact Invest Lab France (FRA)
Nikica Marinković, Box System (SRB)
Mejra Juzbašić Bajgorić, Finance in Motion, as advisor to EFSE (BIH)
Moderator: Silvia Manca, EIF (LUX)

14:00 TO 15:00


Get your energy boost, discuss your thoughts from the sessions, catch up on your e-mails (if you really have to)

15:00 TO 16:15

Parallel sessions

I Regional funds for impact investing

A deeper look in regional impact funds and what it takes to get investment - regional stakeholders and entrepreneurs pitch in their two cents on the topic

Nikola Stefanović, SEAF (SRB)
Vesna Bajsanski-Agić, Mozaik Foundation (BIH)
Ivana Stančić, SMART Collective (SRB)
Srđa Iveković, FeelsGoodImpact Fund (CRO)
Predrag Borojević, Funky Guerilla (BIH)
Moderator: Sanja Živković, ACT Group (CRO)

II Beyond CSR - regional models and going the extra mile

What corporations are doing and what they can do beyond the status quo to meet the bigger impact

Tijana Koprivica, Delta Holding (SRB)
Sasha Lipman, Hackabu (AUT)
Miloš Paunović, Nordeus (SRB)
Igor Stajić, (SRB)
Moderator: Neven Marinović, SMART Collective (SRB)

16:15 TO 16:30

Short break

16:30 TO 17:45

Impact ventures pitch

Carmen Palafox, MiLA Capital (USA)
NIkola Stefanović, SEAF (SRB)
Luciano Balbo, Oltre Venture (ITA)
Sana Kapadia, Spring (CAN)
Emiliya Angelova, MoveBg (BUG)
Vaclav Pavlecka, Air Ventures (CZE)
Zoran Puljić, Mozaik Foundation (BIH)
Srđa Iveković, FeelsGood Impact Fund (CRO)

17:45 TO 18:00

Wrap up for Day I

9:00 TO 9:30

Reception and Registration

9:30 TO 10:00

Keynote: Managing impact - the crucial task at hand

Why we should be creating as much positive change in people's lives as we can and what needs to change for this to happen.

Jeremy Nicholls, Social Value International, Impact Management Project (GBR)

10:00 TO 11:30

Panel: Trends and challenges in impact measurement

The world is changing - whoever you are you need to measure the impact you are creating. We take a look at different approaches - how do investors, social businesses, corporations, non-profits see it and do it

Jaan Aps, Estonian Social Enterprise Network (EST)
Annica Johansson, Reach for Change (SWE)
Pawel Nizinski, B corp Europe (POL)
Filippo Montesi, Human Foundation (ITA)
Gerd Hofielen, Economy for the Common Good (GER)
Moderator: Zoran Puljić, Mozaik Foundation (BIH)

11:30 TO 12:00

Coffee and networking

Have a coffee or just mingle and meet people who are changing the world

12:00 TO 13:15

Parallel panel sessions

We move to three different spaces for more in depth discussions on social impact investing and how are we fueling it in the fields of climate and agriculture, children and education and women and entrepreneurship

I Climate and agriculture

Kamil Szydlowski, InnoEnergy (POL)
Lalit Gautam, Sensegrass (FRA)
Jelena Anđelić, Agro Iris/Initiative for Development & Cooperation (SRB)
Ana Seke, UNDP (SRB)
Sandra Vlašić, Terra Hub/EIT Climate-KIC Hub Croatia CRO)
Moderator: Marko Gregovic, Brodoto (CRO)

II Children and education

Tatiana Burmistrova, Reach for Change (RUS)
Stoyana Stoeva, Social Tea House (BUG)
Regina De Dominicis, UNICEF
Maja Kremić, Novak Đoković Foundation (SRB)
Ana Koeshall, Divac Foundation (SRB)
Moderator: Marija Mažić, Reach for Change (CRO)

III Women and entrepreneurship

Carmen Pallafox, MiLa Capital (USA)
Zoran Ristić, Unicredit (SRB)
Irma Zulic, Fondacija 787 (BIH)
Marijana Savić, Bagel Bagel (SRB)
Moderator: Bistra Kumbaroska, Heartbeats Innovation & Communication (MAC)

13:15 TO 14:15


14:15 TO 15:45

Panel: Impact Management trends and challenges

All enterprises and investments generate positive and negative outcomes for people
and the planet. Practices are different for investors to those of enterprises,
as well as intermediary and supporting organizations - what's different and what are the challenges and success stories?

Kevin Goldberg, GROUPE SOS (FRA)
John Kearns, PARTAS (IRL)
Sreten Vranic, Erste banka Serbia (SRB)
Jeremy Nicholls, Social Value International (GBR)
Vaclav Pavlecka, Air Ventures (CZE)
Moderator: Goran Jeras, ZEF (CRO)

15:45 TO 16:00

Short break

16:00 TO 17:15

Best Nonprofit Campaigns

Who are the best campaigns from the region? We close the conference with an award ceremony for nonprofits with most innovative, visible and impactful campaigns in 2018 from Serbia and Croatia.

17:15 to 17:30

Closing Ceremony