sefit, a pioneering startup founded by Elena Börlin in September 2022, addresses the challenges faced by individuals with impaired stimulus filtering. Recognising the unmet need, sefit employs innovative technology, including virtual reality (VR) and gamification, to make exposure therapy accessible and empower individuals to navigate everyday situations seamlessly.
Moving Mood, founded by Rut Turró, is a venture in the fashion industry that began as a clothing line addressing the needs of people with reduced mobility. Evolving beyond conventional adaptive clothing, Moving Mood has transformed into a multifaceted research and consulting partner for the fashion sector, specialising in inclusive fashion.
Two inspiring entrepreneurs from Romania, Laura Chiriac and Irina Moreno, collectively emerged as role models for impactful and innovative change. Both alumni of the Romania ClimAccerator 2022, their ventures serve as examples of the transformative potential embedded in circular principles.
Two enterprises in Greece, Tinos eco-lodge and Coffee-eco are at the forefront of the circular economy, revolutionising how businesses operate in the country. These initiatives highlight the transformative potential of innovative businesses in driving a more sustainable future.
Established in 2019, the ZEG Tbilisi Storytelling Festival is a creative collaboration showcasing Georgia’s culture and fostering transformative conversations among diverse professionals. Co-founded by Impact Hub Tbilisi and Coda Story, it strives to be an inclusive platform, earning global acclaim by 2023 and promising continued evolution in its mission for future narrative shaping.
Rizoma and Studio 8 are pioneering ventures based in Portugal, each embodying a strong commitment to the principles of sustainability and the circular economy. These two success stories not only demonstrate the power of circular practices but also inspire mindful engagement with local culture and the pursuit of more inclusive, eco-friendly, and sustainable futures.
The launch of the Fierce Women Society is a collaborative initiative by K-zone and Impact Hub Zagreb, aimed at providing comprehensive support for micro-entrepreneurs of all genders. The partnership integrates the STARTER and ZALET programmes, focusing on training, mentoring, and personalised support to empower individuals, stimulate economic growth, and create resilient communities.
Nilus, OpenSC, and Plenty are examples of three innovators reshaping the landscape of the food supply chain. Now more than ever, innovation is critical in addressing the challenges within the global food system.
Masha Guyard and Alexander Rose, both graduates of the Circular Start-up programme by Impact Hub London supported by JPMorgan Chase, exemplify the transformative potential of circular solutions in addressing pressing social issues.
Reflower and Dik & Schil emerge as two pioneering businesses in Amsterdam to advance the circular economy through innovative solutions. Their steadfast dedication to circular principles is evident in their disruptive approach to the industry, where they actively reduce waste and ingeniously repurpose materials to infuse new life into their products.