• How unexpected life could be – MyBeeLine

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    MyBeeLine combines traditional beekeeping processes with modern IT solutions, data mining, IOT and systematic approach in order to achieve better beekeeping on both micro and macro levels. Read their success story! The beginning… MyBeeline is the winner of SIA Croatia 2015. The team back then (Alen and Zoran) won the hearts of the jury with their AgTech startup idea aiming to modernize how beekeepers manage their beekeeping process and their Resource […]

  • “Believing it works for me it will work for others, too” – RefugeesWork

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    We´re pleased to present you one of the greatest SIA Austria winners of 2016, who moreover won several grants like Get active, European Youth Award and a listing on Forbes 30 under 30, European Youth Award. A group of Austrian social entrepreneurs knew exactly what to do in terms of effective integration of refugees in the Austrian society! This is not only a success story of RefugeesWork.at, but about the user and its experience with the platform! The […]

  • 5 (and a half) books every Social Changemaker should read

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    Whenever I came to a point in my personal or professional life where I wasn’t sure if I am doing the right thing or what should my next steps be in order to achieve my goal, I always found help, comfort and peace in books. Inspired by a quote of Jim Rohn, an American entrepreneur and motivational speaker – “The book you don’t read won’t help”, I decided to read […]

  • How to professionalize the PR efforts for your next event

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    If you want to promote an event/program, it is very important to develop a PR action plan in the very early stage. The best strategy: Start as early as possible! To make a clear picture you might divide the whole campaign into three phases 1) before, 2) during, 3) after the event. The most part of your work you will have to do before the event. 1) Before an Event a) […]

  • Four IT social enterprises from SIA Russia

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    When you come into a subway car, the first thing you see – that every second passenger looks at his or her smartphone screen. Someone chats, someone looks for a present for their relatives, someone does both things simultaneously. A smartphone is a key to a world filled with opportunities – you just need to click “connect to Wi-fi”. The Internet as the opportunity to help – residents of Impact […]

  • 5 Reasons for Opening Healthy Food Restaurant as a Social Business Enterprise

    The stories of some of the best projects from the previous years

    Freshys – the first take-out restaurant with a social business model in Macedonia – SIA winner 2016 –   There are people that stay hungry for more than 24 hours (even in your local community) Can you imagine that in the 21st century there are still people that don’t have access to proper meals for more than 24 hours? In our local reality, in Skopje, homeless people have an opportunity […]

  • They don’t understand, that social business must earn money too

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    Young entrepreneurs, high-school students or NGOs. That all defines Juraj Kováč, the founder of Rozbehni sa!, speaker of Social Impact Slovakia, and expert volunteer for LEAF – we could definitely go on with his other roles. He will tell us, what are the most common mistakes done by the starting businessmen and what NGOs lack.   Dear Juraj, do you focus on startups or rather people who are just about to […]

  • The changing paradigm – the world of the future

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    Why should you take part in SIA workshops? Yet another opportunity for free knowledge, great insights and networking… But why should you do it now – you don’t have an exact business idea, maybe exams are coming up and what about your part-time job? Very simple, because the time is now – our world is CHANGING at an unprecedented pace! Existing order starts to crack under demands of young people […]

  • Social Entrepreneurship in Kosovo – From General to Specifics

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    In 2017 we launched Social Impact Award for the first time in Kosovo. While preparing for the Kick-Off, the national SIA team reflected on the current state of mind and ecosystem for social entrepreneurship. And although a lot can be said on current trends in the field of social entrepreneurship, we start our Kosovo journey by taking a step back and looking at what has been done so far and […]

  • E-bicycles are the future (and the now)

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    Carbon emission is not the next or the new top priority problem in the world – it’s been a constant headache for the past 30 years, and Bosnia and Herzegovina was not left out of this world trend. Sarajevo, country’s capital, has one of the worst air pollution numbers in Europe. Back in 1960s and 1970s Sarajevo was one of the most polluted towns in former Yugoslavia, which led to […]

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