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    The Impact Factory is located in Duisburg-Ruhrort on the premises of Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH.

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    The first meeting of the founding partners Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, Beisheim Stiftung, KfW Stiftung and Anthropia gGmbH with the programme partners Der Paritätische NRW and Wilo-Foundation.

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    The CEOs of the Impact Factory, Dirk Sander and Oliver Kuschel.

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    On 15.7.2019 the programme started with the presentation of the first teams.

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Introduction

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The Impact Factory in Duisburg is a newly developed incubator from Anthropia gGmbH, based in Duisburg-Ruhrort on the premises of Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH. It aims at three founding groups in the Rhine-Ruhr region:

"Create-up"
The participating teams in this entry-level program are still at the beginning - they only have a solution idea for a relevant social problem with high potential, which they are now developing with intensive support into a viable business model.

 
"Scale-up"
This advanced program involves teams that are already one step ahead: They have already successfully tested their business model and have a prototype.


"Fellows"
Start-ups that are already further along but still need selective support will participate in this program, gaining access to network partners and in return supporting teams that are still at the beginning of their development.

 

It is important for the makers of the Impact Factory to address those socially entrepreneurial and impact-oriented startup teams that have special potential as founders and pursue viable and marketable business ideas that are economically sustainable and technology-oriented. They can expect a condensed programme of individual coaching, consulting and mentoring, integration into various cooperations, matchmaking with startups and other companies for co-innovation or co-development as well as support with marketing and PR measures.

Impact Factory Duisburg is a joint initiative of the founding partners Beisheim Stiftung, Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, KfW Stiftung and Anthropia gGmbH with the support of the programme partners Der Paritätische NRW and Wilo-Foundation.