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Impact Hub Berlin’s Circular Together programme is Berlin's incubator programme for innovative and sustainable ideas in the Circular Economy sector. The programme was launched in 2020 with the aim to foster the competencies of people interested in starting a business in order to create sustainable products or services and high-quality employment in the field of the circular economy.
With Circular Together, we want to set an example against linear economic models and for circular approaches that take into account resource scarcity, biodiversity as well as population growth. We specifically focus on piloting ideas that build on the foundations of social entrepreneurship, which aims to solve societal challenges through entrepreneurial solutions.
Impact Hub Berlin's work borrows heavily from design thinking methods. Thus, our incubation programme emphasizes the user-centric approach, collaboration and participation of all stakeholders. There are several relevant growth paths for social enterprises as an alternative to traditional venture capital funded startup growth. For social enterprises, pilot partnerships are of key importance which is why we put partnership-readiness at the core of our programme. Purpose-driven founders need meaningful, long-term partnerships in order to solve the greatest challenges of our time. Circular Together is where they unlock their full potential.
What do startups get?
More information here.