• SIA relaunch in Switzerland: how it fits in the ecosystem

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    The Global Innovation Index ranks Switzerland as one of the most competitive and innovative countries in the world. Few of these innovations, however, transform into entrepreneurial output. Indeed, Switzerland Total Entrepreneurial Activity (7.2%) is below the average for innovation-driven economies (11.4%) according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. In addition, entrepreneurship is not yet considered by most people in Switzerland a good career path: “only 40.0% see entrepreneurship as a good […]

  • THE CIVIC SECTOR AS A JOB CREATOR

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    An interview with Barbara Sadowska: The Team Leader of the Project “Fostering Social Entrepreneurship”, Macedonia Co -Founder of the Barka Foundation, Poland An Ashoka – Innovators for the Public Fellow, USA A Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur, Switzerland Q: First to say “hello” to Barbara Sadowska- a co -founder of the Barka Foundation, Poland, an Ashoka Fellow, a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur and now a Team Leader of the Project “Fostering […]

  • 5 Reasons for Millennials to Choose Social Entrepreneurship

    Stories of the people that move us into action

    Millennials or Generation Z is the common name given to people who were born between 1991 and 2001. We are the people who check Facebook first thing in the morning, do not invest much in real estate or automobiles, and choose sharing economy platforms every time to plan traveling. For millennials traditional working places don´t make any sense. Neither do traditional business models. We love flexible hours, spaces for motivation […]

  • Starting a Social Impact Business from a Founder’s Point of View: Ideation, Mentoring & Networking

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    by Shayna Prunier, Impact Hub Budapest Co-founder   I will start this blogpost with a quick DISCLAIMER: I am not Hungarian, I am originally from the United States and have been living in Budapest, Hungary for about 5 years.  Therefore, my views on this topic will be influenced by my upbringing in the US, where social impact, mentoring, and entrepreneurship exist in a very different landscape.  However, I do speak […]

  • 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

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    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 […]

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