#JoinTheCircle
A cross-country, cross-disciplinary program for European freelancers and entrepreneurs

Join
The Circle
A cross-country, cross-disciplinary program for European freelancers and entrepreneurs

Meet International Allies

Gain connections and perspective in 3 EU markets – Italy, Spain & Romania

Learn Entrepreneurship

Build and apply cross-disciplinary frameworks to reach business sustainability

Practice Business Creativity

Unlock and exercise both the creative and structured sides of your business mind

Gain Digitalisation Skills

Get the digital skills and tools your business needs to align with the future

We looked for the best of both worlds

General business, services & products participants
business owners
aspiring entrepreneurs
social innovators
professionals & managers
service providers, techies & more
• the list is open to many more •

You’ll gain cross-sector insight from 3 countries and use them to build more creative & innovative solutions into your work, for long term sustainability.

You’ll practice new entrepreneurial and digital skills, learn to unlock your innate creativity and to collaborate more smoothly with the creatives you recruit to help you reach your goals.

Participants from arts, culture & creativity
fields
creative freelancers
creative business owners
aspiring entrepreneurs
cultural & social projects
artists & cultural managers
• the list is open to many more •

You’ll learn from mentors and peers to command your creativity and build structure into it for more sustainability in your work.

You’ll practice entrepreneurial, creative and digital skills to clarify your strategy, diversify your financial pillars, amplify and measure your impact and be a stronger leader for the allies joining you in your mission.

We looked for
the best of both worlds

General business, services & products participants
business owners
aspiring entrepreneurs
social innovators
professionals & managers
service providers, techies & more
• the list is open to many more •

You’ll gain cross-sector insight from 3 countries and use them to build more creative & innovative solutions into your work, for long term sustainability.

You’ll practice new entrepreneurial and digital skills, learn to unlock your innate creativity and to collaborate more smoothly with the creatives you recruit to help you reach your goals.

Participants from arts, culture & creativity
fields
creative freelancers
creative business owners
aspiring entrepreneurs
cultural & social projects
artists & cultural managers
• the list is open to many more •

You’ll learn from mentors and peers to command your creativity and build structure into it for more sustainability in your work.

You’ll practice entrepreneurial, creative and digital skills to clarify your strategy, diversify your financial pillars, amplify and measure your impact and be a stronger leader for the allies joining you in your mission.

To build business, creative & digital skills in focused learning circles, home and abroad

To build business, creative & digital skills in focused learning circles. Home and abroad

             2021             
3 Oct 2021 | End of applications

Over 300 applied in June-October 2021

October 2021 | First circle divided in three country sessions
Entrepreneurial Well-Being webinar
November 2021 | Second circle divided in three country sessions
Digital Well-Being webinar
9 Dec 2021 | First informal networking event
All participants were invited to meet online for a “get to know each other” and networking activity in a relaxed setting.
             2022             
January-February 2022 | The cross-country travellers are chosen

40 in total, each one will travel to one other country.

20 Jan 2022 | Second informal networking event

18h30-19h30 (CET)

Make sure you join us for our second informal event. Write to project1@materahub.com for more information. 

24 Feb 2022 | Third informal networking event

18h30-19h30 Rome time

Make sure you join us for our third informal event. Write to project1@materahub.com for more information. 

March 2002, 24th - Preparation Webinar
The final participants are invited to prepare for the training course and circles abroad.
May 2022, 2nd to 7th | 1st travelling circle (optional)

15 participants, 5 days in Bucharest, Romania. Workshops, networking & peer-sharing hosted by Impact Hub Bucharest

June 2022, 6th to 11th | 2nd travelling circle (optional)

15 participants, 5 days in Matera, Italy. Workshops, networking & peer-sharing hosted by Matera Hub

July 2022, 4th to 9th | 3rd travelling circle (optional)
15 participants, 5 days in Madrid, Spain. Workshops, networking & peer-sharing hosted by Impact Hub Madrid
September 2022, 5th to 10th | 4th travelling circle (optional)
15 participants, 5 days in Bucharest, Romania. Workshops, networking & peer-sharing hosted by Zitec
October 2022, 26th | Barn Raising Event

Bucharest, Romania.

Hosted by ImpactHub Bucharest

October 2022 - January 2023 | Online reconnecting workshops
4 online sessions, hosted by each national hub. Peer-sharing, co-creation, collective problem solving and “barn raising”
November 2022, from 16th to 23rd<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: italic; text-align: var(--tw-cbx-text-align);"><br></span> | Barn Raising Event

Madrid, Spain.

Hosted by ImpactHub Madrid

November 2022 - January 2023 | Offline public events at home

3 events, hosted by each country. Open to all: presenting the participants & outputs for the local public

November 2022, 17th | Dissemination Event

Bucharest, Romania.

Hosted by ImpactHub Bucharest

December 2022, 1st to 10th | Dissemination Event
Matera, Italy. Hosted by Materahub
December 2022, 7th | Barn Raising Event

Matera, Italy

Hosted by Materahub

2023
January 2023, 10th to 15th | Dissemination Event

Madrid, Spain.

Hosted by ImpactHub Madrid

January 2023, 18th | Barn Raising Event

Bucharest, Romania.

Hosted by Zitec

2023
January 2023, 19th | Multiplier Event

Madrid, Spain.

Hosted by ImpactHub Madrid

February 2023 | Online festival - The final event
Everyone is invited. An international online event to share our stories and our learnings with the world

6 skill-building toolkits to keep and share. Each one with extra focus on your category’s needs

Use, keep and share 6 skill-building learning kits. Each one with extra focus on your specific needs

The Entrepreneurial Kits

Generalist & Creative Versions | A set of guides, tools and templates to build financial and social sustainability – clarify your strategy, diversify your revenue streams, reach international markets and lead with purpose & impact.

The Entrepreneurial Kits

Generalist & Creative Versions | A set of guides, tools and templates to build financial and social sustainability – clarify your strategy, diversify your revenue streams, reach international markets and lead with purpose & impact.

The Creative Kits

Generalist & Creative Versions | A guideline to bring structure in creativity and creativity in structure – force innovative business solutions on demand, learn to collect actionable feedback and improve creative/non-creative collaborations.

The Creative Kits

Generalist & Creative Versions | A guideline to bring structure in creativity and creativity in structure – force innovative business solutions on demand, learn to collect actionable feedback and improve creative/non-creative collaborations.

The Digital Kits

Generalist & Creative Versions | Checklists, tools and know how to digitise your flow – optimise your processes, get better results from e-commerce and overcome feeling overwhelmed by digital ads.

The Digital Kits

Generalist & Creative Versions | Checklists, tools and know how to digitise your flow – optimise your processes, get better results from e-commerce and overcome feeling overwhelmed by digital ads.

“Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.” “It is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, […it is] because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” Donatella Versace & Steve Jobs believe it, and we do too.