A good story can change the world, connecting people around a common purpose.
For positive impact to happen the stories that matter need to be heard.


The link between creative industries and social entrepreneurs have not been very strong so far. Together, we can change that!


What happens when creatives and social entrepreneurs collaborate for 48 hours in an inspiring space?

The Hackathon


1001vienna happens in one weekend and brings local and international creatives together to collaborate on social impact topics. 7-10 teams are working on 8 selected topics, learning from each other and helping social ventures and activists to amplify their stories.

Why “1001”?


The name is inspired by the Persian story collection One Thousand and One Nights (also referred to as “Arabian Nights”) with characters like Aladdin, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves or Sinbad. Shahrazad connects the different tales.


She’s a brilliant woman who outsmarts a bloodthirsty king by telling him a story each night before he goes to sleep. She ends each tale on a cliffhanger maintaining suspense to keep her husband interested and herself alive.


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Friday, April 15th, 2016 – Hackathon Begins!

12:00 – City Tour
16:30 Doors Open
17:00 – 19:30 Kickoff of 1001: Storytelling Hackathon for Social Impact
Speaker – Salah Ammo, Volker Schmidt
Change-maker Pitches
Speed dating: Changemakers Q&A
Project Selections (Voting)
19:30 – 20:45 Dinner
21:00 Form your teams!
Get acquainted!
Fun team activity

Saturday, April 16th, 2016 – Hackathon Day #1 – Keep Working!
08:30 – 9:00 Check-in to the venue
09:00 – 10:00 Arrive at venue, breakfast & energizer
10:00 – 12:00 Team start discussing ideas and workspace.
12:00 – 13:30 Working Lunch
13:30 – 19:00 Working Sessions
19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
20:30 – 21:00 First Day Status Check In!
21:00 Finish for the Day! Party!

Sunday, April 17th, 2016 – Hackathon Day #2 – Final Push & Party!
09:00 – 9:30 Arrive to the venue, Light Snacks
09:30 – 12:00 Work Sessions
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
13:00 – 18:30 Working Session
18:30 Hackathon Deadline!
18:30 – 19:30 Prepare for show case presentation
19:30 – 21:00 [OPEN TO PUBLIC] Showcase Party. Tickets available here.
21:00 After Party

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The hosts

Impact Hub Vienna


By introducing an open and collaborative working environment, Impact Hub Vienna supports the creative potential of entrepreneurs for positive change both in Austria and the CEE region as well as acting as the central location for the Global Impact Hub operations. In addition to serving as a co-working, meeting & event center for impact-driven individuals and organizations, Impact Hub Vienna helps their members maximize their individual and collective impact by providing them with a unique local and global ecosystem of resources, knowledge and connections.

Impact Hub Scaling


Impact Hub Scaling unites 8 Impact Hubs from around Europe with a common goal, to help social entrepreneurs scale and increase their impact. Up to 100 participants are immersed into the Impact Hub network. During the year long program these social entrepreneurs acquire the knowledge and skills that are required to scale their social enterprise and their social impact. This is done via networking, peer to peer learning, group coaching and individual mentoring. Each Scaler’s journey is unique therefore each Scaler gets bespoke coaching in the areas they need most.

The space


“Our headquarters for the weekend will be Impact Hub Vienna, located in the bustling 7th District. They offer a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities that support the development of a more sustainable world. After opening their doors in 2010 Impact Hub Vienna has gone from strength to strength, growing their numbers and their impact steadily to now over 450+ active members. This lead to them growing their space in 2015 to over 1200m2.”


Create. Connect. Change.