For the SIA Summit 2019 we have recruited a highly experienced, gender-balanced team of facilitators coming from from diverse backgrounds and international careers. These dedicated facilitators will lead the Social Impact Award winners through a mix of hands-on skill workshops, interactive learning simulations and inspirational exchanges with experts and peers.


Toni Chung, Lead Facilitator

Toni is an Innovation Facilitator and expert in design thinking, facilitation and agile collaboration with over ten years of experience of supporting organizational/personal development. He works with clients from different fields (corporate, startups/SME, NGOs, public/academia, etc.) in developing innovative solutions and collaborative cultures. Toni is especially passionate about hosting powerful gatherings and empowering others by teaching methods of ideation and facilitation. He has previously held leading roles at innovation consulting, supporting international clients from various sectors in boosting their businesses through innovation. Toni is working with Social Impact Award for many years, especially as the lead designer and facilitator of our international events. Also, Toni is the mastermind behind many of our curriculum elements such as the “Impact Lab” or specific incubation elements.

Josine Bakkes

Josine Bakkes is a passionate, open-minded, and hands-on connector of dots and social butterfly. After 6+ years in marketing strategy and project development within advertising firms, tech startups, and global brands, she currently works cross-industries, providing strategic support (to organizations, startups, and corporations) in the design of development programs and communities around products and missions. Josine made it her mission to work together with strong-willed businesses and people, to grow supportive communities and empowerment platforms for those who drive social- and environmental change, inside and outside of corporate environments. Beware: Dutch by default and co-coordinator of Fuckup Nights Salzburg, which comes along with a fair share of curiosity, self-awareness and honesty.


Hannah Sturm

Hannah is an entrepreneur, coach and lecture. She co-founded the consultancy pikestorm, where she is supporting companies to establish new ways of working for an innovative and efficient basis in their organization. To help clients solve complex team challenges, Hannah combines her fascination for human behavior with systemic coaching skills. She knows exactly – the most effective solution is usually just a stone’s throw away. As a lecturer, Hannah is teaching business formation and financing. Her methods of focus are design thinking, business model canvas and the lean startup methodology.


Benedikt Glatzl

Benedikt Glatzl combines extensive experience in launching and leading organisations and products both in the NGO and (tech) business world. He founded and led several organisations such as regional student councils in Germany, AIESEC Austria and “Aspire the manufactory of change”, organisations training young people to become more effective change makers. He also worked several years in the field of innovation and technology, be it as an innovation consultant, as a product strategist in Google, where he also coached executive teams around the world in their innovation strategies or as product management executive in various tech startups. Besides this, Benedikt is teaching Innovation Management, Design Thinking and Prototyping at universities in Germany and Austria.


Danijela Grubnic

Danijela Grubnic is an experienced educational program manager. She was involved in developing several programs and projects within the Belgrade Open School, one of the largest and most prompt NGOs in Belgrade, Serbia. For four years she led numerous activities for over then 50 students per generation. One of the educational programs she was in charge of is now well recognized unique program in Serbia and WB region tackling future and gathering around 1300 members in the alumni community. Her passion lies in recruiting and internal development of the organization. Currently she is engaged as Project Coordinator at Vienna University for Economy and Business mainly working in the field of sustainable development. She enjoys drinking wine and spending time in her family’s winery when she is at home.


Christopher Mächel

Christopher Mächel is a psychologist, with further training in adult education, systemic counselling and sport psychology. His current position is that of scientific assistant and PhD student at the TU Munich, Germany. There he fulfills two roles: As a researcher Christopher seeks to understand group dynamics in high performance sport teams. As a teacher he covers the topics of applied sport psychology and systemic counselling. Next to this position, he work independently as a coach and trainer. As a coach, Christopher supports others in achieving their personal and professional goals. As a trainer he has specialized in group dynamics, systems theory and communication. Christopher enjoys sports, meeting new people, discussions, games and competitions, as well as Buddhist philosophy and meditation.


Kristina Notz

Kristina Notz is the Executive Director at the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie (SEA, based in Munich, Germany, and she is also board member of the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN). Before joining SEA in 2012, she gained multiple experiences as manager in a university-based Think Tank, in business consulting, as well as in the non-profit sector. Her career in social entrepreneurship started over 10 years ago, when she co-founded and ran a national idea competition for students in Germany. Kristina has vast expertise in entrepreneurship, communication, leadership, networking, strategic and lateral thinking as well as cross-sectoral collaboration. She studied Political Science at the LMU in Munich and at SciencesPo in Aix-en-Provence. What few people know about her is that she’s a passionate Samba dancer.


Galyna Paliychuk-Lukša

Galyna builds bridges between startups and the rest of the world and adores to develop projects and communities from scratch. She is passionate about innovations, social entrepreneurship and sustainable development. She lived in Sweden and Canada and came back to Ukraine to boost a startup ecosystem here. Previous to this, she has been human rights lawyer and a project manager in one of the Canada150 projects. Also, she has served as an instructor at the Business School at British Columbia Institute of Technology and is a UCC Fellow in the Parliamentary office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada.


Etienne Salborn

Etienne Salborn is the founder of the Social Innovation Academy (SINA), enabling disadvantaged youth and refugee communities in East Africa to unleash their potentials to create social enterprises. The freesponsible and self-governed SINA model has scaled into four locations, was recognized by the UNHCR Innovation Award and produced over 35 independent social enterprises. Etienne’s journey in Uganda began in 2006 by founding an educational sponsorship program for orphans and the NGO Jangu e.V. Etienne holds a Master’s in Peace and Development and is a MIT D-Lab Innovation Ecosystem Builder Fellow. He has been using his experience as a facilitator of Ashoka ChangemakerXchange, as a guest lecturer at the Management Center Innsbruck and as a mentor for the Tony Elumelu Foundation and African entrepreneurship programs.


Julia Weber

Julia Weber is a program manager, startup consultant as well as an expert for social and sustainability entrepreneurship at the Vienna Business Agency. She works with more than 40 ventures a year on topics like business modelling, customer discovery, public funding, team development as well as social and climate impact forecasting. During her studies in business and social ecology, she was member of the student organization oikos and loved to work with other students on projects to make this world a better place. In oikos, she co-founded the student initiative COMMIT where students along with professors try to develop the skills we need to tackle the huge challenges of today and tomorrow.



The two side tracks of the SIA Summit 2019 – one is the Vision Retreat for SIA’s international team from all around the world, the other is a special track for partners and friends of SIA, called Beyond Business – are facilitated by the following outstanding individuals.


Petro Darmonis

Petro is the Chief Operating Officer at the Ukrainian Social Academy, the training and consulting center specializing in international educational programs in the field of social entrepreneurship and providing mentoring and financial support to social startups in Ukraine. Previously Petro has been working as a Director of Executive Education Programs at the Ukrainian Social Academy. He also worked at the Ukrainian Catholic University as an Assistant Professor and Lecturer of Social Ethics. His educational background is Theology (Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukraine), Social and Business Ethics (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium).



Jakob Detering

Jakob Detering leads the international SIA community since 2015. Before he joined Social Impact Award, he worked in the foundation sector supporting social business across Europe. He is also a social entrepreneur himself as former general manager of ‘Somaro’, a social business in Romania that runs social groceries to reduce food waste and provide Romanians living at the edge of poverty access to low-priced food. Jakob Detering also is university lecturer at Modul University in Vienna. He holds a Master in Public Policy and a Bachelor in Business, Economics and Social Sciences. He was nominated as Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum in 2013.



Eva-Bettina Gruber

Eva-Bettina Gruber is a passionate entrepreneur for many years – wholeheartedly focussing on impact for society and nature.
From new renewable energy and climate change, financial education with her venture Three Coins, to sustainable consumerism and simple living, Eva is tackeling ressource related issues. She also works as a coach and mentor to create and scale sustainable businesses and impact models. Eva’s role within the SIA International team is to create and manage SIA’s partnerships. SIA does establish and run partnerships with foundations, state-run funding agencies and corporations from the private sector. With the help of the funds, know-how and network contacts SIA International guarantees its current and future services provided to all SIA stakeholders.


Ana Janosev

Ana Janosev joined SIA International team in 2018. She previously worked as a program and partnerships manager in the NGO Razlivaliste (Serbia) since 2016, coordinating Social Impact Award Serbia. During her studies, she co-founded a youth NGO in her hometown and served as its vice-president for 3 years. Ana received two scholarships from US Department of State for student exchange programs, and served as a Telenor Youth Forum delegate. Ana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.




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