CATALYSE

an encounter the pioneers of social impact

Introduction

Looking back proudly at a first edition of CATALYSE. CATALYSE brings together investors, experts and change makers. Through exploratory morning sessions, empowering workshops, meaningful meet-ups, interesting talks and investigative forums, CATALYSE creates a space where policies, businesses and ideas can meet.

Our city is growing. It is rapidly changing being exposed to both global forces and local developments. Because of this accelerated transformation we are facing new challenges that require new ways of thinking – ideas that challenge the status quo and solutions that reach beyond the conventional. Our city is in need of pioneers. Pioneers are known to be at the forefront of exploring and developing a new area (of knowledge or activity). They rise from the crowd, have an understanding of the time and feel the urge to make a change.

CATALYSE aims to increase the visibility and audibility of Rotterdam pioneers by offering them a platform and by connecting them to a network of investors. How can we tackle the city’s most critical issues? And how can we catalyze impact on these urgent societal issues?

CATALYSE brings together investors, experts and change makers. Through exploratory morning sessions, empowering workshops,meaningful meet-ups, interesting talks and investigative forums, CATALYSE creates a space where policies, businesses and ideas can meet. Over the course of four days, CATALYSE will focus on divergent issues such as (in)equality, poverty, and empowerment. The events are organized in different locations, each connected to a specific challenge and a local pioneer.

More info: catalyse.world