10 Global Challenges

15 Inspiring Speakers

5 Interactive Workshops

1 Weekend 

100 Like-Minded Participants

2,000 Alumni 

from 125 Countries

No Planet B




22 - 24 June 2018

Berlin, Germany

At Hive Berlin we are seeking to tackle the Hive Global Challenges by bringing together professionals in fields across the technology and innovation spectrum with the best and brightest purpose-driven leaders from NGOs, education, development aid, non-profit, public policy and community development. We inspire these leaders to align their skills with a more impact-driven mindset and develop themselves to be more purpose-driven in leadership and in life. 


At Hive Berlin we are bringing together thought leaders in technology as it relates to Blockchain, AI, VR, Robotics, Big Data, Smart Cities, Space Tech and more to steer the conversation.


On the flip side, we will also explore how to better measure impact for all stakeholders, create sustainable business models and get your next idea funded from European and international investors.

We are excited to be partnering with local and global organizations to ask deep questions that add value to our experienced, industry leading professional attendees.


At the end of the program, participants will become part of the Hive Global Community of movers and shakers who will support each other to make an impactful difference in the world.


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Ryan  Allis

Chairman & CEO

Hive Global

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Jörg Kleis


Africa Works

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Serena Leka

Entrepreneurship Education

Aarhus University

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Marc Buckley

UN SDG Advocate, Food & Innovation Expert

World Economic Forum 

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Christian Schellenberger

Founder & Strategy Consultant

Schellenberger Ventures GmbH

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Stefano Gurciullo


Head of Tech

Redstone VC

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Regina Sipos

Founder, Director

Social-Digital Innovation Initiative


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Mirna Šmidt

Founder & Trainer 

Happiness Academy

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Roberto Arrucha


The Social Innovation Agency

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Masiar Nashat

Innovation Coach

Innovation Radicals

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James Shikwati 

Founder & Director

Inter Region Economic Network 

Malte Recker

PhD Candidate

Technische Universität Berlin

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Matthias Treutwein



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Jens Brückmann

Parter & Impact Investor

Purple Orange Ventures

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Alexander Piutti


GTEC - German Tech Entrepreneurship Center

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Grégory Tran

Head of Pedagogy

EPITECH - European Institute of Technology

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Jörg Geier

Head of Business Development & Partnerships


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Franz von Weizsäcker

Head of Blockchain Lab


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Jannic Horne

PhD Candidate

Technische Universität Berlin

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Nathan Williams

Founder & CEO

Minespider GmbH

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Nadim Choucair

Ecosystem Partnerships


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Liana Taylor

Founder, Strategic Program Director

Hive Europe

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Nastasha Velasco

Strategy and Operation Manager


Circular Economy Tour & Dinner

Meet Hivers in smaller groups while exploring Berlin's Circular Cities initiatives and enjoying a dinner from a sustainable food producer.


Reused urban spaces, circular architecture, future design labs, transition towns, experimental communities - Berlin's got it all.

Start Time: 17:00


Note: Agenda is subject to change

09:00 - 10:00     Welcome to Hive - Weekend Kick-Off

10:00 - 11:00     Design a Better World 

                               Ryan Allis, Hive Global

11:00 - 11:45     Group Icebreaker

11:45 - 12:30     Impact meets Tech

                               Christian Schellenberger, Schellenberger Ventures

12:30 - 13:30     Lunch Break

13:30 - 15:30     Interactive Small Group Workshops:

                              (1) Social Innovation with Blockchain

                              (2) Leadership in Future Cities

                              (3) Down to earth IOT innovation

15:30 - 15:45     Coffee break

15:45 - 16:00     Startup Meter by enpact

                                Matthias Treutwein, enpact

16:00 - 17:00     Tech as a Vehicle for Economic Development  

                                Jörg Kleis, Founder, AfricaWorks

                                Matthias Treutwein, enpact

                                Regina Sipos, Social-Digital Innovation Initiative

                                Christian Schellenberger, Schellenberger Ventures

                                James Shikwati, Inter Region Economic Network 

17:00 - 17:20    Social Innovation Box

                                Roberto Arrucha, Social Innovation Hub

17:20 - 18:40    Day 1 - Closing 

18:40 - 22:00    Evening program at Prater Beer Garden (optional)

09:00 - 09:30   Welcome back to Hive - Key Learnings

09:30 - 10:00   UN Sustainable Development Goals and Innovation

                                Serena Leka, Aarhus University 

10:00 - 10:30   UN SDG's Planet Protection Plan as a Dynamic                                Business Model for Resilient Success

                                Marc Buckley, World Economic Forum

10:30 - 12:00    Breakout Sessions   

  •    NewSpace Entrepreneurship

  •    Climate Change and Economic Growth 

  •    Food, Climate and Beyond

  •    Scaling Your Business to $50M/year in sales

  •    Lessons from Purpose-Driven Leadership 

  •    Fundraising Strategy Workshop

12:00 - 13:00     Lunch & Learn - Break 

13:00 - 15:00     Interactive Small Group Workshops: 

                              (1) Impact Measurement 

                              (2) Sustainable Business Model Generation

                              (3) Sustainability by Design

15:00 - 15:30     Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:30     Design Your Life 

                                 Mirna Smidt, Happiness Academy 

                                 Ryan Allis, Hive Global

17:30 - 18:30      Closing - Time to Reflect 

18:30 - 21:00      Wrap Up Party and Drinks 



The Hive Mission:

Build the world's most impactful community of purpose-driven leaders


The Hive Vision:

A happy, healthy, and fully alive world for all people
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