Enabling Foundations to invest in Tech For Good

Event Details

Date: September 19th
Time: 13.00
Duration: 1.5 hours
Location: Scene Room, H15​


Keynote speaker:

Peter Thirup Baeck: Head of Research, Nesta (UK)

Moderator: Alex Farcet (Partner at Rainmaking)


Hanne Brinch: Found Aid founder & CEO, (a platform designed to help foundations track the progress of their grantees)

David Dencker: Grant Compass co-founder & CEO (Grant Compass connects philanthropic foundations & grant seekers.)

Christian Vintergaard: CEO of Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship

The event will include audience Q&A as well as a networking opportunity.

Tech For Good

TechBBQ 2019 includes a number of events focused on ‘Tech For Good’: everything to do with Impact innovation focusing SDGs and other important global challenges. In that context we are running a side event aimed at Foundations which are keen to explore how to invest or get more involved with Tech For Good.
From the point of view of Tech For Good entrepreneurs, there exists a funding gap between private capital (VCs and Angels) and philanthropy / foundations. Private capital often rejects Tech For Good projects because they’re not solely focused on financial performance and returns; and philanthropic and foundation grants typically are structured so that they cannot invest in for-profit projects

Yet there is an explosion of startups focused on doing good *and* being financially sustainable – should we enable foundations to invest in those?

Addressing the SDGs and the most pressing problems global is both a trillion EURO problem and opportunity. Would unlocking foundations to invest in Tech For Good make a difference, and if so how should that be done?

Join in the lively debate and network with peers at this interactive event.