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What is Social Impact Award?

Social Impact Award is more than just an award. It is a year-round educational program on social entrepreneurship dedicated to students.


Support participants to develop new social venture concepts

In 2013 we ran 46 workshops for 800+ participants in 18 cities across four countries. In 2014 four new countries have joined the program and we are going to run over 80 workshops reaching over 2000 participants.

Connect participants with an international community of entrepreneurs, peers and experts

Expert juries in each country evaluate ideas and give feedback to all projects submitted. Moreover through the community voting, in 2013 over 14.000 people (unique visitors) got to know the best ideas and evaluate them in an engaging, transparent way. In 2014 we estimate that the 4 new countries will increase this to over 20.000.

Aid the development of entrepreneurial skills through inspiration and exposure to the field

In 2013, 172 student teams (2/3 women) developed & grew innovative social business ideas. In 2014 our goal is to help over 600 student teams come up with new social business ideas. Our past impact survey shows that 60% of projects submitted have been implemented and 35% are generating revenues.

Support the best teams with financial capital and active support through-out the year.

The best 15 projects from 2013 received a total of 43.000€ as summer stipends/seed funding, full membership in the HUB Network and are part of a three months intensive incubation process. In 2014 we will award 28 project teams with more than 100.000€.

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