The new Cuqu Space in San Salvario

Saturday 4 May 2019 Cuqù – the district’s cradle will be open from morning to evening to present itself to all those who want to know it with games, shows, music and laboratories.

Cuqù is an activity center offering services for girls, children, mothers and dads. It opened a few months ago in the heart of the multi-ethnic neighborhood of San Salvario, close to via Saluzzo 30. The project was admitted to the accompanying and funding path of Torino Social Factory, funded by Pon Metro 2014-2020 program. Cuqù is an innovative community welfare experience designed by a team of three partners that have been active for years within the social and cultural promotion of the neighborhood, with sustainable business projects that are attentive to the family dimension: aLocal Development Agency of San Salvario, Atypica and Mondo di Joele.

Cuqù focuses on family time and offers services, activities and opportunities “for families”, which help to reconcile work life, family time, leisure time; services with wide opening hours, even for families in economic difficulty. In Cuqù there are also “Neighborhood Mothers” to help in immigrant families: they give information and accompany them to the public services, acting as a bridge between different languages ​​and cultures.

To learn about the project and the program of the festival:

To learn more about Torino Social Factory:


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Fuckup Nights is the global movement born to celebrate the mother of all successes: failure! A series of events in which stories of professional failure are shared.

In events organized around the world, every month we find from three to four speakers who choose to share their professional fuckups in front of an audience of pure strangers. Broken or burnt business stories, bad business partnerships, products that should have been banged up and that have been called up, and so on and so forth. We want to tell all these stories.

Every FuckUp Nights event contains three magic ingredients: Speaker, Beer, and You!

The Speakers tell their own experience of fuckup on projects or activities in which they were involved and where things did not go exactly as planned.
The Beer facilitates the reception of the message and above all its acceptance.
And the last magical element: You. To appreciate, to enjoy a nice evening of entertainment, to learn from mistakes.

[The event will be held in Italian]



18:30 // Doors open

19:00 // Fuckups start

20:00 // Beer & Networking


The event is free, registration here!


AUGUSTO COPPOLA // Managing Director @ LUISS ENLABS (LVenture Group)

GREGORIO CAPORALE // VP Alliances & Corporate Dev @ Synesthesia

…more speakers coming soon…


Presentation of the I4.0 Digital Call – Torino Wireless meets Companies

The meeting will be the occasion to learn about the 2019 I4.0 Digital Call promoted by the Turin Chamber of Commerce, which provides grants in order to finance consultancy services and specialized training on new digital skills and technologies. Torino Wireless Foundation will present the support dedicated to the SMEs of Turin and its Province.

Free participation, compulsory registration.

Refugees Welcome presents “Young Together”

Refugees Welcome Italia – Torino is waiting for you at Impact Hub to introduce you “Young Together”, the project carried out in collaboration with the Italian Council for Refugees to promote co-housing between young Europeans and young refugees.

Refugees Welcome Italia promotes a host family model based on the direct involvement of citizens. The goal of “Young Together”, in particular, is to encourage exchange and mutual knowledge among young people under 35 coming from different countries and cultures. Sharing the same house is certainly one of the best ways to do it!

If you want to get involved and do something concrete, you want to learn more about the “Young Together” project and meet the Refugees Welcome Italia organization, we are waiting for you on Tuesday 16 April at 6.30 PM at Impact Hub.

18:30 | Doors open & Welcome
19:00 | Presentation and testimonials, “Young Together” project. With the participation of Silvia Salvagno, Refugees Welcome Italia.
20:00 | Networking aperitif by Il Gusto del Mondo (€ 12 – The entire income of the aperitif will be donated to Il gusto del Mondo and Refugees Welcome Italia).

Registration on Eventbrite.

Journey to the center of the suburbs

From Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 April the “Journey to the center of the suburbs” Festival will take place: four days to get to know associations, start-ups and third sector organizations that are redesigning the map of Turin’s neighborhoods also thanks to the AxTO Project funds – Actions for the suburbs of Turin.

More than 50 events are planned throughout the city, all with free admission, where the protagonists will be the projects financed by the City of Turin through the tenders for the following actions:

/ Action 3.02 (here)
8 circular economy experiments

/ Action 3.03 (here)
10 innovative ideas promoted by social innovation startups

/ Action 4.01  
19 innovative actions on art, space, creativity and integration 

The detailed program of the Festival is available on AxTO website and on the dedicated Facebook event.

Three-Year Program for Social Innovation

Thursday 18 April at Open Incet (Piazza Teresa Noce 17, Turin) will be presented the national Government’s Public Notice on the Fund for Social Innovation.
The notice is open to Italian provinces and metropolitan cities, to finance experimental projects of social innovation in the sectors of social inclusion, cultural animation and school dropout, with particular attention to the condition of women and young people.


15:00 – 15:30 | Institutional Welcome
City of Turin and Piemonte Region

15:30 – 16:30 | Public Notice Presentation
Marco De Giorgi, Performance Evaluation Office, Dipartment of Public Function, Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Antonella Galdi, Vice General Secretary Anci

16:30 – 17:00 | The trajectories of social impact finance in Italy
Mario Calderini, Torino Social Impact

17:00 – 19:00 | World Cafe
During the World Cafe four conversation tables will be activated and facilitated, which will work separately on the following topics: social inclusion, cultural animation, school dropout, public-private partnerships models.

More info and registration here.

Event by Dipartment of Public Function, Cityof Turin, Turin Chamber of Commerce, Anci and with the contribution of the Turin Chamber of Commerce. The event is part of Torino Social Impact’s framework.

Italian Tech Week: 4 days to live the future

From 25 to 28 June 2019 Turin becomes the capital of technology: the Italian Tech Week (ITW) is a week of meetings with innovative entrepreneurs, business angels and international investors, presentation of startups and scaleups, experiences of social enterprises, exhibition of technologies for industry and for the school, workshops on digital professions and events with the protagonists of the global tech scene.

The scheduled initiatives, all for free and with different access and participation methods, include conferences, workshops, meetings with innovative entrepreneurs, moments of confrontation with investors, venture capital fund managers, start-up and scale-up presentations, technology exposure advanced, seminars for students and professionals, debates with the protagonists of the global tech entrepreneurship scene and workshops for children. The realization of a painting in an urban park in Turin will also be held with a fleet of drones with an autonomous flight.

The program of the initiatives, with details on how to get information and eventually to book for the different events, will be continually updated: it is already now You can discover the first initiatives confirmed at

Twenty companies, associations, consortia and non-profit organizations, both national and international, are planning further initiatives, which will be implemented in collaboration with ITW. In the coming weeks, the program will be completed, enriched by numerous opportunities, both for the general public and for professionals.

Turin Social Impact will be present in the schedule of Italian Tech Week with a debate between national and European innovators, investors and third sector organizations in order to identify solutions, enabling factors and ways of hybridization between technological innovation and social entrepreneurship.

An opportunity to understand how technology and digital can contribute to the development of a new generation of social impact-oriented entrepreneurs, able to combine solutions for emerging social problems with economically sustainable business models.

Let’s accelerate with SocialFare! 2 calls e 2 programs for innovative projects and startups

SocialFare is launching 2 calls and 2 programs for impact entrepreneurship generation:

Design Your Impact # 2 – Acceleration of Innovation Projects for Climate Action

FOUNDAMENTA # 8 – Acceleration for Social Impact Startups

Application deadline: 02/06/2019 |  

  • call Design Your Impact #2

Acceleration of Innovation Projects for Climate Action

A program to accelerate knowledge and practical social innovation skills for teams with an innovative solution in response to pressing contemporary challenges related to climate change. The path of 10 full-time days (September / November 2019) provides for the accompaniment of the selected teams into the phases to transform the project into a real business.

Deadline: 02.06.2019 – Info and application: 


  • call FOUNDAMENTA#8

Acceleration for Social Impact Startups

Now in its 8th edition, this is the SocialFare entrepreneurial acceleration program for startups and companies ready to attract investment and to scale. The accelerating startups can benefit from a seed fund of up to € 100k cash provided by SocialFare Seed, the private investment vehicle that supports companies accelerated with FOUNDAMENTA.

Deadline: 02.06.2019 – Info and application:



Our proposal, innovative and unique in Italy, was born thanks to the expertise gained by the SocialFare teams – together with the network of excellent professionals who work with us – on several levels.

The SocialFare Startup Acceleration Team offers 7 acceleration programs, with 44 startups selected from over 700 candidates received through the FOUNDAMENTA calls, 3 millions funding were collected overall by accelerated startups, with growing results in the last year with financing rounds closed in particular by Synapta – Public and Wher (see the press review:

Design Your Impact is a knowledge acceleration path designed and tested by SocialFare since 2017 – with the first experiments in the areas of Turin and Cuneo – in order to share and systemize the skills acquired by including a wider range of subjects engaged in innovative planning with a social impact: not only startups and companies ready to scale up, but also business ideas and project realities at a different stage in the path of creating a social impact company.

The 1st edition of “Accelera con SocialFare”, launched in October 2018 with the 2 calls Design Your Impact # 1 and FOUNDAMENTA # 7, ended on 6 January 2019 with 230 applications from all over the world.

The selected teams, respectively 6 projects for Design Your Impact # 1 and 4 startups for FOUNDAMENTA # 7, are welcomed on April 1, 2019 in Rinascimenti Sociali in Turin with a special Welcome Day that marks the start of the two acceleration programs.