Pioneering a more sustainable and fairer future, together!

At the Impact Hub Lisbon we do believe that social businesses should be the norm, not the exception. We aim to support mission-driven startups to grow the positive impact of their work while being financially sustainable. The only way to sustain positive impact is to be financially sustainable. Get to know some of the impact-driven startups that crossed the Impact Hub’s path already!

SLOW FASHION

Klow is an online conscious shop that is on a mission to democratize ecological & ethical fashion, without sacrificing style or design. Klow (contraction of “Keep” & “Low”) proposes an alternative to “fast-fashion” and promotes a new way of consumption by showcasing sustainable fashion products at a fair price.

Klow contributes to the following SDGs:

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Circular Economy Portugal aims to create a society without waste through collaborative action and social innovation. Their mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy in Portugal, which is a societal model based on waste prevention, reuse and closed cycles.

Circular Economy Portugal contributes to the following SDGs:

REFUGEE INTEGRATION

Amal wants to facilitate a fresh start to women refugees in Lisbon by creating job opportunities that are rooted in their ethnic identity. Inspired by the Syrian recipe of the Aleppo Soap, well known for its natural properties for the skin, Amal created Amal Soap. It is handcrafted by Syrian women living in Lisbon, and consciously made through a traditional process using natural ingredients to ensure a genuine enriching touch on your skin.

Amal contributes to the following SDGs:

ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP

MyPolis is a mobile app connecting politicians and citizens, with the purpose of bringing civic engagement into the 21st century, and reducing the communication gap between politicians and citizens, especially among the youngest generations. MyPolis believes politics can be fun, simple, intuitive, interactive and for everyone. Their intention is to contribute to more integrated societies, where public governance will be carried out based on social listening.

MyPolis contributes to the following SDGs:

EMPOWER CHANGEMAKERS

Idea Ninja empowers and supports entrepreneurs and startups by giving them the tools and skill set required to enable them to sustain and grow their initiative. To achieve that, Idea Ninja provides training, capacity building / acceleration programs and mentorship. Last but not least, they also offer access to an online toolbox platform with tutorials covering all the areas an entrepreneur needs to master.

Idea Ninja contributes to the following SDG:

HEALTHY & ACTIVE AGEING

55+ wants to foster inclusive ageing societies. There are currently 2.5 million of inactive persons over 55 in Portugal. The mission of 55+ is to value and valorize the knowledge and skills of people over 55 to enable them to lead a healthy and active life, while being fully integrated into society. For that, they are designing a platform to connect 55+ year old persons to people who need their expertize and/or services.

55+ contributes to the following SDGs:

MENTAL HEALTH

WeCareOn is on a mission to democratize mental health care. They developed an online platform to directly connect patients with mental health specialists. The aim is to make mental health services more accessible and affordable. Therapies are delivered online and prices can vary according to what the patient can afford to. WeCareOn has already impacted the life of 450+ patients.

WeCareOn contributes to the following SDGs:

RESILIENTE COMMUNITY

A-F-Á-B-R-I-C-A is an initiative based on the principles of permaculture, aiming to create a center to dynamize the rural economy in Odemira, empower rural communities, promote sustainability and access to culture, leisure activities and education. This large-scale project is now at a very early stage. A-F-Á-B-R-I-C-A will have a particular focus on social innovation, eco construction, food and art.

A-F-Á-B-R-I-C-A contributes to the following SDGs:

Ashoka

Ashoka builds and cultivates a community of change leaders who see that the world now requires everyone to be a changemaker. Together, we collaborate to transform institutions and cultures worldwide so they support changemaking for the good of society. Ashoka identifies and supports the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, learns from the patterns in their innovations, and mobilizes a global community that embraces these new frameworks to build an “everyone a changemaker world