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Upheaval: Reading about Refugees

Reading is important.  Not only does a reader find friends within the pages of a book, new and old, he or she gains a wealth of new information.  Reading also deepens our understanding of ourselves and each other. We gain… More

Integration: How these ventures are changing the world

Integration is one of the biggest challenges our world faces today. We all have different languages, different cultures, and different ideas. But at the end of the day, despite all our so-called differences, we’re all just people looking to do… More

European Voluntary Service: Martin Pavelka

Let’s start with the basics, what is European Voluntary Service Program (EVS) and how did you decide to embark on this experience? European Voluntary Service is a program which enables young Europeans aged 18 to 30 years to live up… More

An Interview with Katha Schinkinger about Habibi & Hawara

  This week I sat down with Katha Schinkinger, director and shareholder of Habibi & Hawara. Habibi & Hawara is a restaurant and catering business in the heart of Vienna that serves Austrian Oriental cuisine. Their mission is to hire… More

5 Must-See Migration Documentaries for the Social Entrepreneur

Migration and social inclusion are on-going themes that continues to dominate the social and political sphere. While everyone has an opinion on this subject, it’s important to try and see different points of view. The topic is heavy but it’s… More

Spotlight: An interview with Bubbles & Kraut

Longtime Impact Hub members Myounghee Jo and Alexander Bachinger have just launched Bubbles & Kraut, a social venture addressing the food waste problem through fermentation. They offer workshops and sell their very own fermented products such as kimchi and kombucha… More

Understanding Migration and Inclusion

Many of us remember the busy train stations of Vienna when thousands of refugees were arriving or passing through in 2015. It was a chaotic scene, but dozens of volunteers and several organizations stepped up to help them pass through… More

Communication Skills for Startups

Communication Skills for Startups Startups have a lot on their plate. Startup to-do lists are burdened with business plans, accounting, paperwork, marketing, tech issues, financial issues, and more, often on a limited budget and with limited staff. It’s hard to… More

Spotlight: An Interview with Sara Biazar, Head of Client Relations at the World Data Lab

The World Data Lab (WDL) is a predictive and analytical NGO that uses public sector data to forecast life expectancy and income for every country in the world. Their goal is to make this data accessible and personal and make… More