Join the second German edition of our popular introductory training!
The German edition of the successful EVPA crash course will be delivered in collaboration with the Acadamy of German Foundations (Deutsche Stiftungsakademie) and take place in Frankfurt on the 28th of February 2020.
The objective of this one-day crash course is to introduce German speaking participants to the fundamentals of Venture Philanthropy and Investing for Impact and to provide you with an opportunity to connect with likeminded peers as well as experienced investing for impact practitioners from the DACH region.
The day starts with an introduction on the main investing for impact practices and trends as well as with an overview of the local and international investing for impact eco-system. You will understand how your peers across Europe are practicing investing for impact and hear first- hand stories from experienced investors who will explain their approach on financing, impact management and non-financial support models.
You will have the opportunity to develop your own theory of change and investment strategy and reflect with your peers on your main challenges in adopting the investing for impact approach within your own context.
Who should attend?
The course is highly relevant for decision makers and project managers from foundations and grant making organisation as well other actors in the impact space who are new to the growing field of investing for impact and who would like to find out how they can use finance and non-financial support in their own organization in order to tackle societal issues in a more effective way.
Fee structure and registration
Please note that EVPA Members have priority access to this training and 50% discount on the regular fee. EVPA members can also benefit from a number of travel scholarships reserved only to them.
Click here to register through the Academy of German Foundations.
Anja-N. Koenig is an impact investing, entrepreneurship and sustainable development expert as well as a trained facilitator in collaborative innovation and system change processes. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in the DACH region, (Central and Eastern) Europe, MENA, Africa, Asia and Latin America working with public and private sector clients on impact strategies, innovative finance and public private partnerships as well as incubating innovative projects for impact.
Until 2018 she supported entrepreneurship development in emerging countries at Swisscontact Foundation in Zurich. In 2015, she co-initiated and led Finance for Change at the Impact Hub Berlin to promote and encourage the use of finance for impact amongst philanthropic funders, business angels, VC funds and financial institutions. Between 2010 and 2014 she researched ways to strengthen the social investment market in Turkey, supported by Rockefeller Foundation and Mercator Foundation, before designing and leading the JP Morgan Chase Foundation Social Investment Programme at the Entrepreneurship Centre of Sabanci University in Istanbul. She also worked with Financial Advisory Services of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Frankfurt, including in the impact evaluation of German Development Bank KfW and with PwC Transaction Services of PwC in Nairobi. She came to Kenya in 2004 as a long-term government advisor appointed by German Development Agency GIZ. She spent several years with economic consulting companies in London, advising public and private sector clients on public-private partnerships, regulation and policies in (renewable) energy, water and telecommunications sectors.
Since 2015 she has been co-host of the Impact Investing Roundtable Berlin (now Impact for Breakfast Berlin), a member of Women in Social Finance and a mentor with impact career organization On Purpose Berlin and German women career platform MentorMe. She holds an MBA from University Mannheim/Germany, a diploma in Political Science and Economics (IEP Science Po Paris/France) and a Post Master's Certification in Development Studies (GDI, Germany). She obtained additional leadership and facilitation qualifications inter alea from the Presencing Institute at MIT (Theory U), the Generative Facilitation Institute and the LEAD Academy, both in Berlin.
Martin Vogelsang is based in Berlin, where he coordinated the German National Advisory Board for Impact Investing. He is also the co-founder of Social Synergy (Mumbai, India), an impact investment organisation cooperating in investing patient capital and capacity building into early-stage social enterprises.
Before that, Martin spent several years in India setting up an incubator for social enterprises. He also worked in the banking and strategic consulting business for ten years. Martin has a PhD in Business Ethics from Universität Eichstätt, Germany. He is a German national and speaks English and French.
Stephanie Petrick is the Head of Impact Investing at Phineo gAG and has more than 15 years of experience in advising private equity investors, international corporations and social enterprises in Europe and the US.
Prior to joining Phineo, Stephanie Petrick worked for the German impact investing pioneer Impact in Motion, for Ashoka Germany and was Principal at L.E.K. Consulting, an international consulting firm. She graduated from European School of Business in Reutlingen (D) and Reims Management School (F). Additionally, Stephanie Petrick holds a degree in Management of Foundations from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel (D).
Bastian is Director of Investor Relations & Global Partnerships Yunus Social Business (YSB). In his role, he is building bridges between investors, institutional partners and exceptional social entrepreneurs in emerging economies.
Furthermore, he is responsible for the "results-based finance" portfolio of YSB. Yunus Social Business was co-founded by Peace Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus with the mission to finance social businesses serving the bottom of the pyramid. Prior to YSB, Bastian helped to shape the pro bono ecosystem in Germany as co-founder of a social business where he built partnerships with companies, foundations and other key players in the social impact space. He has experience in international development as an advisor for SMEs in Sub-Sahara Africa and worked in microfinance in Latin America.