On March 25th the German SIKE partners TU Dortmund University and Social Impact organised an online workshop on financing and funding opportunities for founders and interested parties in cooperation with the project Beyond Divides of Impact Hub Ruhr. Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, the event was held in online format at short notice.
The online workshop was the final event of Impact Hub’s project Beyond Divides. On this occasion, ideas and results of two initiatives, which emerged from Beyond Divides, were presented. The event brought together stakeholders from the region and provided information about financing and funding opportunities for people with ideas and social projects. Melusine Reimers, multiple founders and start-up consultant at the Ruhr-University Bochum described her experiences in an interview. Afterwards, the following regional organisations, which support people with social ideas in different programmes, introduced themselves and explained their programmes: The Centre for Entrepreneurship & Transfer (CET) of the TU Dortmund University, Dortmund’s Economic Development Agency (https://www.wirtschaftsfoerderung-dortmund.de/gruendung/social-entrepreneurship, the Innovation-Lab Bochum (https://www.s-inn.net/innovations-labs/bochum), and Social Impact.