August 2016 Ming Update – Fun Events to Look forward too!

  • Wednesday, 6th Sep 16, 1830-2100 – Impact Hub Event – Eight Billion Lives MeetUp, Fighting Poverty, Gotzingerstr. 8, 81371 München
  • Sunday, 11th Sep 16, 1300-1800, MING Event – End-of-Summer Jazz, Blues, R&B, Funk and Soul Music Festival, Waldwirtschaft Grosshesselohe, Georg-Kalb-Str. 3, 82049 München-Pullach Please RSVP to (more details below)
  • Thursday, 15 Sep 16, 1900-2100 – MING/AAUPW event, U.S. Presidential Election Debate, Amerika Haus temporary location, Barerstr. 19A, München 80333. For the US Presidential Election debate, space is tight so please reserve your seat ASAP at And please indicate that you are registering as a member of a MING group, per the registration process.

Did you know? MIWC is a member of MING which is an umbrella platform that provides an organizational interface, supports the sharing of ideas, facilitates making new friends, and stimulates learning. It is an information board for networking groups active in the Munich international community. Our membership is free!  As members, everyone in our MIWC club and our guests are invited to above events in Bavarian over the next few months.

September Bavarian-American Friendship

TripleD Events and the Waldwirtschaft Großhesselohe, Georg-Kalb-Str. 3, 82049 München-Pullach are organizing the 2nd End-of-Summer Jazz, Blues, R&B, Funk and Soul Musical Festival on 11 September beginning 1 p.m. and will continue through 6 p.m. For this party we have hired 2 bands: Blue Heaven and Mel Canady with Chessboard featuring the best horn section that Munich can offer with Ernest Butler, Charles Walker, Butch Kellem and Al Huber. You will dance to the best in black music from the 70s, 80s and 90s.

This is going to be a wonderful afternoon of good music, good dancing and good times. The party will be held in the beer garden. If we have rain or cold weather we will hold the party in the tent located on the left side of the beer garden. There is no advance payment, nor is there a cover charge. Just pay for the food and drink that you consume. We only ask for a small tip for the music.

There is parking space available if you want to arrive by car. You can also take the S-Bahn S7; exit is the Isartal Bahnhof. From there it is about a 15-minute walk to the Waldwirtschaft. The best way to get out there is by bicycle. The Waldwirtschaft is very near to the Isar river. The Waldwirtschaft offers a full compliment of good food, a minigolf course and a fully-equipped children’s playground. For more information about the Waldwirtschaft please visit the website:  RSVP to for this event.


Impact Hub Event – Eight Billion Lives MeetUp: Fighting Poverty

When:  Wednesday, 6th September 2016
Time:  1830-2100
Where: Impact Hub, Gotzinger Str. 8, 81371 München (U-6 Haltestelle Implerstr.)
Hosts: Impact Hub (( and Endeva (
Register: See block at bottom of: Link includes further information on the event.
Cost: Free


Held in English, this event focuses on a topic important import for all of us: Fighting Poverty. The evening’s focus will be to question and discuss the role of Social Entrepreneurship in fighting poverty as well as highlighting best- and worst practices. The following questions will guide our discussions:

  • What is the role of Social Entrepreneurship in enabling the poor/disadvantaged and alleviating poverty?
  • How can teaching / supporting entrepreneurship act as a powerful means to empower people to take charge of their own lives and create a sustainable living basis for themselves and for others?
  • What is women’s role in social entrepreneurship and what are challenges that women face in becoming entrepreneurs?


The event will feature some of Munich’s leading NGOs/Social businesses. The featured speakers include Tara McCartney, head of United for Hope and Guest Speaker at our October 2014 monthly meeting:

  • Seeds of Hope – Tara McCartney
  • Bonergie – Gabriele Schwarz


Join experts and social start-ups from the international development field in Germany in creating a space for discussion, inspiration, exchange and networking around the theme ‘Social entrepreneurship and alleviating poverty.’ After the speaker presentations, there will be short pitching session where several organizations will present their topical passions. You can choose the one that appeals most to you, joining them in a table talk for discussion, debate and knowledge exchange.


18:30 Welcome, Introduction by Endeva & Impact Hub Munich
18:50 Speakers Input
20:00 Table Talks to deepen input
20:45 Open End & Networking

The event will provide you an opportunity to get to know the Impact Hub. With many international people working there, the Impact Hub is a shared working space for Social businesses, many with a global reach. Website:

Event Partner: Endeva’s mission is to create wealth among low-income groups through inclusive business. Its experts work with all relevant companies, donors, governments and NGOs to create business models and ecosystems that include low-income people in value chains for mutual benefit. The organization has successfully implemented more than 100 projects, spanning the globe, market sectors, and themes.



For more information contact

Cheers from your Ming Team,

Hope Moore & Jane Romain

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