Born out of the World Economic Forum, the Global Shapers Community is a network of inspiring young people under the age of 30 working together to address local, regional and global challenges. With more than 9,180 members, the Global Shapers Community spans 420 city-based hubs in 154 countries.


    In each city, teams of Shapers self-organize to create projects that address the needs of their community. With grassroots knowledge, a global perspective, and ambition to change the world, Shapers are confronting the most pressing issues of our time.


    The Global Shapers Frankfurt Hub is a vibrant community of individuals committed to taking action with the objective of improving the state of the world – with a particular focus on Frankfurt and its surroundings. We want to drive action through projects that foster collaboration, innovation, and smart solutions addressing current and future challenges of our society. We see ourselves as an organization building bridges between different stakeholders to drive positive societal change.

  • Our Impact Areas

    Climate & Environment

    Urban Impact

    A platform for thought leaders to shape the future of our cities in light of megatrends such as urbanisation and climate change.

    Education & Employment

    Shaping Pathways

    The initiative aims to reach teenagers from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups and equip them with digital literacy skills.

    Equity & Inclusion

    Shaping Gender

    We aim to equip people with the knowledge to drive action on diversity, equity, and inclusion; with a focus on bold action on gender equality in the workforce.

  • Next B2B Forum

    The Next B2B Forum Offers Corporations & Startups A Stage To Mingle, Exchange Ideas & Discuss The Future Of Their Industry.

    2019 | Urban Impact – Towards a circular economy in our city

    Focusing on cities and circular economy, the event brought together inspiring innovators, strong startups, public investors and private research institutes to a debate on a moderated panel. In addition, startups pitched innovative ideas about circular fashion companies and green buildings, showing how the circular economy is quickly becoming an innovative business opportunity.

    2018/2017 | Disrupt Healthcare – Bytes & Genes 1st & 2nd Edition

    Gathered over 200 health enthusiasts, start-ups, corporate industry experts and investors to exchange on the future of healthcare. In 2017, Dr. Philipp Rösler, former Vice-Chancellor of Germany, Kalle Palling, member of the Estonian parliament, and more than 20 start-ups from around the world gathered to discuss how corporates, governments, and start-ups should cooperate in order to accelerate tomorrow’s healthcare ecosystem. In 2018, the focus was on digital health in the age of big data, blockchain, and AI.


    On May 16, the Global Shapers Frankfurt Hub organized “URBAN IMPACT”, an edition of the NextB2B Forum, with a focus on cities and circular economy. Building on the World Economic Forum white paper on “Circular Economy in Cities: Evolving the model for a sustainable urban future”, the event aimed...

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