Finding Function

Chamber of Beautiful Business, Athens

Saturday, June 1, 2019

private residence

Co-hosted by Sarah Souli.


How can purposeful integration change communities?  

In mathematics, integration refers to the process of finding a function - it’s one of the building blocks of calculus. But creating beautiful businesses and meaningful communities is not a math problem - it’s a deeply human one. What happens when we use the positive attributes of integration - connection, exchange, education - to create new webs?

Athens happens. In the past decade, Athens has witnessed incredible change: political movements, economic crises, and migration flows have all changed the city’s face. As a result, the city is in the middle of integrating new communities, new cultures, and new ways of doing business.
Designed to resemble a modern salon litteraire, the Chamber of Beautiful Business, Athens opened a space for people with business brains and artistic hearts to share our ideas and exchange our experiences around integration.

Marina Liakis

co-founder of The Orange House

Sophie Lamprou

co-founder of Impact Hub      

Orsalia Parthenis

fashion designer    

Integration, in the end, is creating community. With shared ethical values at the core.
— Sophie Lamprou, Co-founder, Impact Hub Athens
I’m grateful to have learned about creative approaches on how to foster collaboration and innovation. Also I feel inspired by the idea of beautiful business and feel motivated to get involved in projects presented at the Chamber.
— Graham Smith