2021 was the year of the very first edition of GoGlobal.Green. Our small team kick-started an event that supports green and innovative companies. Now we are ready to grow – just like the companies we want to push.

#1 Sebastián Bustamante – South America

Meet Sebastián, our co-host for South America. With his 12+ years of experience developing entrepreneurial ecosystems, through incubation, acceleration and scaling programs he is THE expert when it comes to boosting forward thinking destinations. Additionally, he can contribute his knowledge as a program manager and start up supporter to the conference. As an entrepreneur, Sebastián received a total of eleven awards! He co-founded two operating companies, one of them being Impact Hub Medellín which he currently leads as director. Based in Europe, Sebastián is in charge of developing relations between the EU and Latam ecosystems.

But why is Sebastián so eager to be part of GoGlobal.Green? He and his Impact Hub team are constantly working on creating and enhancing opportunities for their local impact ecosystem. Therefore they see the event as a relevant tool to expose the international ecosystem to Medellin’s local talent and innovation.

#2 Gina Babinec – Canada

Say hi to Gina! She is the Head of Programs and Partnerships at Impact Hub Ottawa, a community and collaborative co-working space designed to empower change-makers striving to build a more just and sustainable world. Building on a background in gender and social policy, Gina is committed to creating brave spaces for connection and collaboration across diverse perspectives and sectors, both in-person and virtually.

Gina is very enthusiastic to participate in the GoGlobal.Green conference as one of our co-hosts because she and her Impact Hub team would love to build more partnerships with green businesses and regions near them. So, anyone who shares their vision of a better future for the world, and the region of Ottawa in particular, is welcome to join!

#3 Martin Jähnert – Europe

Meet Martin! He is Managing Partner of the Impact Hub Leipzig. Situated at the crossroads of two old European trades routes, Leipzig has been birthplace and point of arrival for new concepts and products for centuries. Nowadays it’s a welcoming (and the fastest growing) city in Germany. Martin and his team live co-creation and eye-level exchange, and are connecting other European ecosystems to the conference.

Martin is looking forward to be a part of the GoGlobal.Green conference because his vision and goal is to help sustainable grow and rise to – at some point – make great solutions available to the eight billion people currently living on earth. And where’s there a better place to start this ambitious plan than at an international event like GoGlobal.Green, right?

#4 James Arthur-Amoah – Africa

Say hi to James! He is the Director of Administration and Projects at the Social Entrepreneurship Hub located in Ghana. The SE Hub is an enterprise support organization that uses the effectual principles and the SDGs as guides to assist startups. James has valuable experience and knowledge in diverse sectors such as Education and Research, Healthcare, Finance, Agritech and Project management. His engagement with both international and local stakeholders is evident in his ability to collaborate and foster effective and efficient partnerships. He believes that given the right support, knowledge, and direction, the world is going to be a better place for us all.

James decided to join our GoGlobal.Green co-host team to draw attention to Ghana’s green economy as well as to make meaningful connections with like-minded people.