Arts and creativity often depend on grants and subsidy schemes for their financing. Are there other ways to finance creatives? Hacker Melanie Rieback will help to set the definition of a business model upside down. According to her, business models can be a tool for activism, for art, and for self-expression. After this workshop your vision of business models will never be the same again.
Melanie Rieback is CEO and co-founder the world’s first non-profit computer security consultancy company. Unlike other cybersecurity companies 90% of the profits of Radically Open Security go to charity and the hackers collective operates on the basis of transparency and open source. Recently, Melanie founded Non Profit Ventures, which teaches entrepreneurs to follow their ideals and do business differently. Previously, Rieback performed RFID security research that attracted worldwide press coverage and won several awards.
This event is part of the Broadcasting from Babylon event programme, developed by Amal Alhaag and Maria Guggenbichler as a "block" for DAS Theatre. All events are free and open to the public.