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Tuesday, July 5 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
MASTERCLASS: Resilient Entrepreneurship: A long term strategy for cities to unleash their potential and flourish

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This masterclass will introduce you to a framework to understand the role of entrepreneurs in the creation of well-being, creative expression and what makes entrepreneurs resilient.

Resilience is a rich and complex process. Because of the mercurial nature of causes and conditions that precipitate resilience, it is difficult, if not impossible, to create a static theory of resilience. However resilience is a way of being and doing, not an end state. Initiatives and strategies are never finished, much less set in stone, because conditions are unlikely to remain constant. Resilience-building efforts must adapt as conditions and needs change.

Therefore we will frame resilience not only as a strategy to bounce back business in difficult environments but a new way of understanding what makes the difference when things get really tough.

Crisis is not only owned by the emerging markets and developing countries but is a condition that can hit any well developed economy, cities and even neighborhoods through economic and political crisis, social unrest and environmental catastrophes to mention a few.

Through showcasing the results of a study and examples, you will leave this masterclass with a new framework and practical ideas for strategies to make your ecosystem and its participants better prepared for situations that require the capacity, skills and qualities to ultimately thrive despite the conditions in challenging environments and moments.


“The topic of resilient entrepreneurship fascinates me because it surfaces the imperfection of how large human systems are designed and the beauty of the human capacity to embrace creative ways of evolve together. It’s an invitation to inquire human nature and rethink our business strategies and the cities we live in. “ Pablo Handl

Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Pablo Handl

Founder, Impact Hub São Paulo
Pablo co-founded Impact Hub São Paulo in 2006 and is an invested board member of Impact Hub Florianopolis, Manaus and Belo Horizonte. He studied business administration, theatre pedagogy and mediation of conflicts in Austria and worked India and the Netherlands where he served as... Read More →
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Konda Mason

Co-founder, Impact Hub Oakland
Konda Mason is the Co-Founder and CEO of Impact Hub Oakland, a beautiful co-working space that supports and connects socially engaged change makers and social entrepreneurs in creating community and acquiring the skills they need to bring their projects to life. In 2015 Ms. Mason... Read More →

Tuesday July 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Impact Hub Seattle- Waterfall Room