We are a multidisciplinary and diverse team. We are passionate about social innovation, sustainability, and regeneration. We are comfortable questioning the status-quo, continuously challenging our beliefs and habits in a constructive way.
Impact Club incubator manager
Catie is responsible for the Impact Club incubator. She has a PhD and more than 15 years of experience in designing and implementing multi-stakeholder and entrepreneurial social innovation projects. She loves being in nature, walking and sleeping under the stars. She dreams of a future where we are more conscious and act in harmony with our planet and others.
Operation and facility manager
Alex manages the coworking space, always ensuring a good welcome and experience. He has many years of experience in the hospitality industry in Italy and Switzerland. He loves going on nature walks with his wife, cycling and collecting mushrooms. He dreams of a more inclusive and sustainable future for the new generations.
Managing director IHT / Impact Club
Tommaso is involved in the life of the Association, programme development and in particular the Impact Club. Born and raised in Lugano, he studied Economic and Social Sciences in Fribourg and Geneva. He has worked for the UN and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in various countries in Africa and Asia. Married and father of three children, he dreams of a fairer, more solidarity-based and sustainable world.
Managing director IHT / Impact Club
Carlotta coordinates the coworking team and takes care of the community for Impact Club by organising events and initiatives on the topic of sustainable finance and impact investing. She studied art history and photography and worked for several years as a cultural promoter in Ticino. She loves nature, regenerative agriculture, enjoys cross-country skiing and believes in humanity.
Marketing & Community Building
Sara is in charge of marketing and community building, supporting the community of startups, SMEs and non-profits creating contacts, business opportunities, events, synergic projects that have a positive local impact. She has 12 years of experience in marketing and digital strategy within the innovation and education sectors. She loves cooking and travelling, and is passionate about photography and theatre.
Impact Club advisor
Angelica, with her decades of experience as an Angel Investor, contributes to the success of the Impact Club programme, helping with strategy and content. Her investment strategy is based on the belief that it is crucial to leave a positive and lasting legacy, accelerating the transition to a more sustainable economy. An Olympic athlete in 2014, she speaks 5 languages and has lived in 9 countries.
Lisette van der Maarel
Finance & Accounting
Lisette is in charge of Finance and Administration. She studied economics in Antwerp and pursued a career in financial consulting for the fashion industry. Since 2016, she has had her own business project on sustainability and circular economy in the fashion industry. Lisette wishes to leave this planet in a better condition for the next generations, including her daughter.
Our co-working space is made so beautifully and welcoming thanks to our group of volunteers: the hubonauts help us run the day-to-day activities of Impact Hub and welcome our visitors to Impact Hub Ticino every day.
My experience at Impact Hub Ticino fed my need for inspiration and stimulation. I treasure the positive and purposeful energy I breathed, the passion and values of the people I met, the many insights read, heard, seen and picked up with every sense, including the sixth. Like a precious pearl, IHT reminds me that every day the only thing you need "to begin, is to begin." The rest will follow.
Caterina Tiveron - Hubonaut
Many people have voluntarily contributed in recent years to create Impact Hub Ticino, belong to the association. The association is responsible for defining the vision and strategy, as well as provide financial oversight of Impact Hub Ticino. The association elects a committee, which delegates the management of the Hub to the operations team on an annual basis.
Would you like to contribute to Impact Hub Ticino in an active way and become part of the association? Contact us and find out how we can work together.