The Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM, is a network of hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities. The community comprises over 6,000 young people based in more than 450 cities in 170 countries and territories. Together, we form a powerful source of grass-roots knowledge and global youth perspectives.







    The Global Shapers Hub Frankfurt was founded in 2013. Its two main projects are the "NEXT B2B FORUM" & "SHAPING PATHWAYS".


    The "NEXT B2B FORUM" offers corporations & startups a stage to mingle, exchange ideas and discuss the future of their industry. Our next event "Disrupt Healthcare: Bytes & Genes" will take place on March 14th, 2017. Check out nextb2bforum.org/healthcare for more information.


    "SHAPING PATHWAYS"'s mission is to become the leading platform in Frankfurt//Rhine-Main that facilitates communication and collaboration in the field of integration & diversity. We aim to build the bridge between the mere understanding of the challenges of integration and co-creating best practice solutions through new partnerships and initiatives. Check out www.shapingpathways.org for more information.


    For more information about its members, click on the photo below:



    Prof. Dr. Andreas Hackethal


    Dean Faculty of Economics and Business Administration / Goethe University Frankfurt

    Christoph von der Malsburg


    Physicist and Neuroscientist

    Founder / Platonite

    Lutz Raettig


    Spokesman of the Committee and Chairman / Morgan Stanley Bank AG

    Vishal Rai


    Founder & CEO

    / Acellere