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Social Impact Award

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The Social Impact Award (SIA) is the largest international project on social entrepreneurship, dedicated to young people, launched in 2009 by the Impact Hub Vienna, in partnership with the Erste Foundation and the University of Economics and Business in Vienna. The project is being implemented simultaneously on 3 continents (Europe, Africa, Asia) and in 19 countries, where it brings together more than 12,000 young innovators annually, who as a result generate the establishment of more than 230 social enterprises per year.

Our goal is to raise awareness of social entrepreneurship among young people, as well as support social entrepreneurs through a series of events and workshops, especially in the early stages of development and implementation of innovative business solutions to solve the most important social problems. The Social Impact Award (SIA) provides financial and mentoring support, with a special focus on finding ways for all challenging processes that will enable socially sustainable solutions to community problems.

The program is intended for young people aged 15 to 30, who can apply as individuals or as part of a team (up to 5 people), who want to start a social enterprise, or have an idea to solve various problems in the local community or national level.

Eligibility

The program is intended for young people aged 15 to 30, who can apply as individuals or as part of a team (up to 5 people), who want to start a social enterprise, or have an idea to solve various problems in the local community or national level.

Application Procedure

At the gala event in early October, within the renowned hotel “The Chedi Luštica Bay” we will have the opportunity to meet 10 finalists who will present their ideas to the jury and answer questions from guests and colleagues. We are sure that through the large number of activities that will precede this gathering, we will inspire all participants to invest time and make the best presentations because they are best waiting for valuable prizes.

The members of the jury will select 3 winning teams that will receive 1,500 euros and mentoring support, and by voting in the online community, another team will win mentoring support. Common to all 4 teams will be a trip to Vienna and networking with peers from 19 countries. The international event in November will bring together the winners and national coordinators of the SIA Program across 3 continents, and this event will enable international networking of young people, transfer of experiences and knowledge and develop opportunities for additional support.

Official Website: Social Impact Award

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