Good company and good conversation are the ingredients for a great night out. In the world of impact innovation and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), tomorrow’s ‘Impact nightOUT for the SDGs‘ – from the UNDP – in Yerevan, Armenia, promises just that. It is being supported by the ImpactAim Venture Accelerator, the ‘first impact venture accelerator in Armenia designed to leverage the unique global network and expertise of UNDP and scale up the impact of ventures to target SDGs’.

“The Impact nightOut event series is designed to become a community for impact enthusiasts, innovation evangelists, startupers and tech gurus giving them an opportunity to share the latest developments in the field at international and national levels,” the event website states.

Tomorrow is launch night for the first in the series of Impact nightOUTs. The packed programme will include the official unveiling of new accelerators dedicated to advancing tech skills for women and girls, and climate change tech.

Our Editor-at-Large, Marc Buckley, an internationally-renowned sustainable futurist, UN SDG Advocate, UN Resilient Futurist, Social Innovation, Climate Change Agriculture, Food and Beverage Expert Network member of the World Economic Forum – to name just a few of his areas of expertise – is a keynote speaker. Marc will inspire those gathered in Yerevan on Friday night, speaking about the Beauty of Impact: The SDG Impact growing Exponentially. Those attending are in for a real treat here, as Marc teaches entrepreneurs in every corner of the world how to grow businesses that are robust, resilient, sustainable and profitable.

The inaugural Impact nightOut event kicks off at 5pm tomorrow. Follow the @impactaimVA twitter handle for the the ImpactAim Venture Accelerator – from UNDP – for all the latest from the first night.


The event is being implemented by UNDP in Armenia ImpactAim Venture Accelerator in partnership with UNDP Catalytic Open Governance project and ISTC – Innovative Solutions and Technologies Center FoundationCatalyst Foundation and Impact Hub Yerevan.