Eight SIT Alumni pitched their innovative solutions to investors during the Investors for Impact forum organised in Porto from 15 to 17 November as part of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) Impact Month.
From an app to fight violence against women to a technological solution to tackle food waste, speakers for the eight startups from six countries shared their experience and projects, looking to attract investments — funding, network contacts, additional resources — that will help them scale the impact of their ventures.
These high impact ventures are all members of the SIT Alumni network and participants in the Institute’s Scaling Impact Programme organised in collaboration with Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics (Portugal). The session was moderated by Professor Filipe Santos (Dean, Católica-Lisbon) and Luisa Ferreira, Head of Social at the Institute.
The Institute’s partnership with the EVPA started in 2017, with the organisation of the Institute’s first session within the EVPA Annual Conference. Created in 2004, the EVPA helps investors and grant makers connect and learn from each other in their pursuit of deeper societal impact. It brings together a diverse community with a common interest in venture philanthropy and social investment.