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Do you have a sustainable business project with a positive impact on the planet?



Impact Hub Geneva Pulse offers support for entrepreneurial persons and teams pursuing early-stage ventures with a positive impact on the planet.

Application Process

  1.  Check if you meet the participation criteria.
  2.  Before June 12th 2015 : fill out the application form
  3.  June 15th 2015 : pre-selection of projects by Impact Hub Geneva
  4.  June 22nd 2015 : pitch session of selected start-ups in front of a jury and audience
  5.  June 25th 2015 : Award Ceremony at the grand openning of Impact Hub Geneva


The three most promising projects will be awarded with support intended to facilitate the implementation of their business ideas. As a winner you will recieve an 8 months membership and mentorship at Impact Hub Geneva:  
Membership at Impact Hub Geneva include work space, meeting rooms and access to the Impact Hub's support offering.
Regular mentorship from our partners Codethic and the Global Shapers, plus workshops & peer-learning.
Engaging Impact Hub events and networking opportunities within the Impact Hub Community


You are:
  • an individual or a team with an early-stage social business venture (not yet incorporated to max. two years since incorporation);
  • an individual or a team based in the Grand Geneva area, agreeing to commit to spend around 50% of your time working out of Impact Hub Geneva for both non-profit or for-profit ventures,
Your project :
  • Has a positive social or environmental impact
  • Is innovative
  • Is feasibile, and you are comitted and capable to drive it forward
  • Has a scaling potential
These points will be the basis for the selection of winning projects.

The Jury members

10 projects have been pre-selected to pitch their brilliant ideas in front of our expert Jury.    
Audrey Selian
The Artha Initiative, Director
Rosalia Correia
Fondetec, Credit Manager
Codethic, Managing Director B Lab Europe for Switzerland
ITU Young Innovators Competition, Telecom Support Officer
Romain Raguin
Union Bancaire Privée, Change Manager

The Winning Teams of June 2015

Exodes Urbains a pour but de développer l’aquaponie, en Suisse Romande. Son souhait est d’aller au delà de l’appréciation écologique et esthétique des méthodes de révégétalisations urbaines en offrant une alternative qui est une source alimentaire de qualité. Le but est de rendre fertile les espaces stériles trop présents en milieu urbain, comme les toits ou les parkings.  
The Port1
THE Port hackathon is aimed at bringing a diverse range of expertise together to tackle humanitarian problems as put forwards by organisations working on the frontline of humanitarian aid situations around the world. The objective is to bring people from a diverse range of backgrounds, locations and expertise together to apply their collective knowledge and problem solving to problems faced by organisations working in the humanitarian sector. The Port hackathon brings both broad technical and organisational expertise together with frontline workers in the humanitarian sector in to propose innovative and robust solutions to problems experienced firsthand during operations.
Sustainabum's vision is a world where everyone use sustainable products, produce no waste and consume few resources. The first step of this vision is to reduce diaper waste and resource use in Europe and North America by providing beautiful, reliable, one-size-fits-all cloth diapers to consumers. Each kid goes through 5'500 disposable diapers on average leading to extra waste and pollution in landfills and pressure on the waste collection system. Using Sustain a Bum cloth diapers prevents diapers waste so parents can make the good choice for their baby's health, their wallet and the planet!
Le Nid est une épicerie coopérative et participative proposant des produits frais, de saison, et de la région genevoise en se basant sur la vente en vrac et exempt d'emballages.Cette épicerie serait idéalement située dans le quartier des Grottes/Cropettes. Ce projet a pour but de réduire au maximum son empreinte écologique en travaillant avec des producteurs locaux soucieux de l'environnement, en luttant contre la multiplication des intermédiaires qui s’insèrent entre les producteurs et les consommateurs, et en réduisant au maximum l'emballage des denrées qui ne sert bien trop souvent qu'à la publicité.  


Get in touch with Amanda if you have questions about this program.