Social entrepreneurs from Berlin present their organisations at #rp24

08.05.2024 - Presented by the Berlin Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Public Enterprises/Project Future
Eine Menschenmenge mit dem Fernsehturm im Hintergrund.
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Stefanie Loos/re:publica

re:publica is a place for engagement, emancipation and empathy within our (digital) society. As a large-scale event, we are aware of our responsibility and are committed to contributing to sustainable development. We present actionable strategies for living more sustainably, shaping digitalization in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, and using technology to advance sustainable goals.

With support from the Berlin Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Public Enterprises, we are providing ten selected organizations from Berlin's social economy a platform at re:publica 24 to present their ideas and inspire participants with their success stories.

At #rp24 you will meet:


  • Acker – This non-profit social enterprise campaigns for greater appreciation of nature and food throughout the German-speaking world.
  • equaly – With its app and community, equaly supports couples in better distributing care work and closing the gender care gap.
  • JUHI (Jung Hilft) – With its self-developed app and software, the Eldertech startup hires young people to support senior citizens in their everyday lives.
  • Seedtrace – Seedtrace is a digital platform for the collection, digitalisation and analysis of relevant sustainability data along food supply chains.
  • Deutschland Forstet Auf – The non-profit platform connects people in Germany who want to get involved in more regional climate and environmental protection.
  • Manuyoo – The impact business supports African companies on their way to the European market - for sustainable growth through local value creation.
  • Too Good To Go – The app has now established itself in 17 countries with the mission of reducing food waste – and saves four meals every second that would otherwise be trashed.
  • vostel volunteering – At, volunteers can find a suitable commitment or voluntary work for themselves and thus contribute to a better world. 
  • Trustbox – TrustBox is a digital tool that uses storytelling and gamification to promote diversity and communication skills.
  • co2online – With the help of digital tools on energy saving, modernisation and subsidies, co2online offers advice on climate protection measures.

What you can expect:

In the Social Economy Area in Hall 3 (Expo Area) - the heart of the event location - six of the social entrepreneurs will present their organisations, initiatives and associations. Here you can get to know the world of social entrepreneurship and find out how these organizations are dedicated to social change, the common good, and environmental stewardship. Talk to the social entrepreneurs at their booths, network with their teams and test their products - or find out more about social, sustainable and creative business ideas.

Four social economy organisations will also be taking part in discussion panels on the re:publica stages. On 28 May 2024, Christoph Schmitz, founder of Acker, and Ana Selina Haberbosch, co-founder of Seedtrace, will talk about sustainability and fair supply chains. On 29 May 2024, Louisa Plasberg, co-founder of equaly, and Ali Abderrahmane, founder of JUHI - Jung hilft, will discuss the fair division of care work between work and family and elder care.

The Social Economy Area at #rp24 and the discussion panels on the re:publica stages are supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Public Enterprises/Projekt Zukunft in order to promote cross-industry innovation and initiate new networks.


Wie zwei Sozialunternehmer*innen den Gender Care Gap schließen

Ali Abderrahmane, Louisa Plasberg, Mathias Furch

Noch immer leisten Frauen mehr unsichtbare Care-Arbeit: in der Kindererziehung, der Hausarbeit oder bei der Pflege von Angehörigen. Wo die Politik an ihre Grenzen stößt, nehmen Social Entrepreneurs die Aufgabe selbst in die Hand und entwickeln digitale Lösungen, um Gleichberechtigung zu fördern.
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