What is the REAL impact of tech companies hosted by Ferntech
May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
GTEC NO BULLSHIT LAB
What is the REAL impact of tech companies hosted by Ferntechwith Young-Jin Choi from PHINEO
The meetups will contain a lecture, followed by Q&A and as always networking and interesting people.
Newly emerging exponential technology platforms such as the Internet of Things, robotics, distributed books, synthetic biology and artificial intelligence are disrupting traditional economic sectors and have the potential to fundamentally change our society. In this context, entrepreneurs and investors have the opportunity to use the forces of entrepreneurship, capital and technological progress as a means (rather than an end in themselves) to build “tech4good companies”: purpose-driven companies that make an extraordinary contribution to a better future. In practice, however, we find that the positive environmental and social compatibility potential of new technologies is often not yet fully exploited.
At this meetup, we will clarify why this is the case and how the Impact Management Framework can close this gap, and why it was originally developed.
PHINEO is an independent non-profit think tank and consultancy. Through its work, PHINEO fosters transparency in the third sector and enables impact-oriented donors and investors achieve better outcomes and ultimately greater impact. Since its inception in 2009, PHINEO has established itself as a leading agent for positive change in the German-speaking region with a team of over 60 professionals.
Ferntech: Ferntech’s mission is to unlock the potential of off-grid power systems to help the nearly 1.6 billion people around the world without access to electricity by lowering the barriers and costs to deploy, monitor, and manage off-grid systems.