With TEDxKassel we aim to bring together visionaries from around the world, local and regional advocates for innovation and all of us who want to foster a mindset of opportunities and possibilities for the future of the region and the world. Thus, we aim to unite a diverse audience looking to attain a far-reaching impact across all areas of our society.
Despite not being able to meet in person, between talks and other program items, we will give you the opportunity to connect with each other, the team behind and our speakers virtually.2
Pose your own questions to bestselling author John Strelecky and follow the discussion about the role, effect, and challenges of social and cultural entrepreneurship.3
We'll give you the opportunity to actively particpate in diverse workshops. Topics will include: networking, startup-financing, sustainable living, and even songwriting.4
The TED Motto "Ideas worth spreading" stands strong in our TEDx conference. To show the great potential for innovation in North Hesse, we initiate an all-new startup-competition: Start Up! Kassel.1
Social Media Expert
Lasse is a media science expert. In 2017 he introduced the 5-hour working day at his company while honouring existing salaries and holiday entitlements. He believes that ‘work’ should neither be a question of location, nor can it really be measured in time; it’s the result that truly matters.
Writer, filmmaker, activist
Emmanuela believes her life has a purpose and her time on earth is a journey to pursue it. She sees the rights of her people being violated, so she stands up and advocates for them. She sees a young girl lose sight of her self-worth, she reaches out and convinces her that she is perfect the way she is. She sees forests being cut down and land wasted, she mobilizes a movement for climate action.
Founder of of Social Impact
Norbert Kunz is founder and managing director of Social Impact and a true authority in the field of social entrepreneurship. From the very beginning his professional activity has been characterized by the desire to bring about positive social change. He has received numerous awards for his work, including Ashoka Fellow, Social Entrepreneur of Europe, and the Federal Cross of Merit.
Buses 4 Homeless project
Dan is a hardworking Social Entrepreneur from New Zealand living and working in London. He has built on his life experience to found the Buses 4 Homeless project which helps transform homeless people’s lives in a unique and effective way.
For Dan TEDx is a great platform allowing thought leaders and disrupters of their respective fields to come together and share their journeys, success stories and learnings in order to inspire a greater community.
Eva is an American singer/songwriter who has lived in Germany for most of her life and who in more ways than one, through inspiration and passion for ideas and emotions, expresses her thoughts through songs and the support of meaningful projects. In the half century of her life, Eva has mastered to embrace an experience and to create an interesting story. Whether it be in song, a speech, or trying to save the planet, she is in it with her whole heart.
Bestselling inspirational author
John Strelecky is a #1 Bestselling inspirational author. His books have been translated into over forty-one languages and sold more than five million copies worldwide.They have won bestseller of the year awards five times and collectively spent more than seven hundred weeks on bestseller lists, including more than two hundred and fifty weeks in the #1 spot.
Maori Sector Lead at BDO New Zealand
Kylee Potae comes from the bautiful country of New Zealand (Aotearoa). Culturally she is of Maori descent, the indigenous people of Aotearoa. Whilst she is an accountant, she is first and foremost a member of a wide family tribal group.
Supply Chain Management einhorn Products GmbH
Linda Preil is responsible for Supply Chain Management at Einhorn. Einhorn produces sustainable condoms and hygiene products while focusing on sustainable business practises and the maximization of social benefits. Linda loves dancing. Sitting quietly is not really her thing as she is always eager to explore new things and listen to people and their stories.
Head of Fairventures
Johannes Schwegler is a pragmatic visionary, entrepreneur, craftsman and timber engineer. He grew up on a farm in Southern Germany and went to the tropical rain forests as a young volunteer and later as a professional. In cooperation with friends in Borneo, he developed a program for farmers to engage in forst landscape restoration.
Head of INFINITY Deutschland
As head of INFINITY Deutschland Armin Mesgaran continuously builds up a nation-wide student initiative focusing on sustainability and social entrepreneurship. With INFINITY Armin and his team have established a platform which allows students of diverse disciplines to pursue sustainable projects entrepreneurially and learn by doing so.
We have invited speakers from 6 different countries who will inspire us with their visions, innovative ideas and transformative approaches successfully being implemented in their cities and communities.
Building on this inspiration all attendees have the chance to become active themselves in our diverse workshop program. There is a little something for everyone ranging from creative sessions to specific advise for founding a startup.
Finally local and regional Social Startups have the chance to present themselves in the newly initiated startup contest START UP! KASSEL. Their best-practise examples will inspire us become active and bring tales and visions to life ourselves!
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