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Eva HENDRIKS,

Eva Hendriks

Director & Founder, Impact

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In which direction do you see the future of Impact heading?

The idea behind Impact is that we establish new projects in emerging economies. After Impact Shanghai, we are aiming to approach countries like India, South Africa, and Brazil to inspire new entrepreneurs.

What types of ventures would you like to see participate in Impact? What are you looking for?

The projects that we are looking for are: innovative, crossing borders, and are something we haven’t seen or heard before, ventures that address environmental and social issues. These projects are also specifically concentrated on the developing world. Impact is not focusing on sustainability in developed countries but targeting the people that need it the most.

Where did the idea for Impact come about?

Impact started from the need that we ourselves had as young entrepreneurs. When we started Globalinked in Shanghai, we realized there was very little support for young sustainable entrepreneurs in China. As sustainable entrepreneurship is still a relatively new phenomenon in China we wanted to promote this idea amongst young people.

What makes Impact a global project?

We are attracting young entrepreneurs from all over the world to Shanghai. All of the young entrepreneurs that are entering Shanghai not only have a vision to help social/environmental issues at a local level, but this is also something that they want to do at a global level. Their project would be able to move from one country to another and have the potential to reach huge target groups and make a large impact.

Why did you choose Shanghai as the location for Impact?

Shanghai is a rapidly expanding market and presents the potential for growth amongst developing economies. This makes the city inspiring and gives Impact a lot of potential. In this respect, Shanghai can serve as an example for the other countries we want to reach with the Impact project.

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