Workshop „Is your movement waiting to happen?“

Open workshop for changemakers to build a viable business model for hubs and communities

Tuesday, 4. June 2024
5pm to 7pm

followed by an optional social get-together in the bookshop next door “Die Gute Seite” with snacks and drinks



zzgl. MwSt.

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Hubs, networks, communities and collaborations are more relevant and important than ever. They bring pioneers together and shape the future.

But unfortunately, the initiators often burn out in the process…

Swaying between enthusiasm and exhaustion, the founders of a movement often lose their sense of strategic value creation, revenue mechanics and simplifying (often digital) processes. Unfortunately, this slows down the effectiveness of many networks.

But what next? Different principles apply to such hubs than in companies. In a hands-on workshop we’ll explore how to:

  • build a smart, sustainable network of collaborations,
  • achieve effective synergies with financial added value,
  • gain reach more easily,
  • and implement efficient, digital solutions.

Who are we

This workshop is hosted by XYZ – Manuel Lindinger and Lisa Vanovitch

XYZ are strategy consultants. They bridge the XYZ generations and understand how to ignite and sustain a movement – with up to 80% funding.

More on XYZ:

Manuel Lindinger
If someone studies law for a few years, works extensively in bookstores and publishing houses, and ultimately ends up in digital project management, they might have some similarities with Manuel. But probably not.

Fun Fact: He co-founded the publishing cooperation „lesen lokal,“ through which he later met Lisa.

Lisa Vanovitch
After studying art, Lisa began programming, organizing exhibitions, and simultaneously coordinating international construction projects. She kept this under wraps for a long time. But the sky never fell on her head.

Fun Fact: She sparked her first movement in school, which confused the teachers greatly: the Nincompoops.

Their combined expertise:
#cooperation #funding #businessmodels #digitalization #marketing #design


There are only 12 spots available. These are free of charge. Please make sure to register by buying a ticket for free and inform us if you are unable to attend.


Unicorn Village
Richardstraße 85/86
12043 Berlin
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🅿️ Think sustainably. We recommend traveling by public transport or by bicycle.

Public Transport

The Karl-Marx-Straße subway station is within walking distance.

E-Mobility and Sharing

„UmweltMobilCheck“ by Deutsche Bahn:

Additionally, Berlin has a very well-developed e-scooter network:


The event follows the guidelines of Sustainable Meetings Berlin and the guidelines for sustainable event organization by BMU/UBA.

This seminar is associated with Sustainable Development Goal 8 „Decent Work and Economic Growth“. You can learn more about Vanovi Design’s public welfare activities in our GWÖ report.

This initiative is financed as part of the Union’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


The workshop on „Building viable business models for hubs and communities“ aligns with Sustainable Development Goal 17 by fostering partnerships and strengthening collaborations. It equips initiators with strategies to create sustainable networks, enhance financial value, and implement efficient digital solutions. This empowerment promotes resilient and impactful hubs, essential for global cooperation and achieving SDG 17’s aim of revitalizing global partnerships for sustainable development.