All students interested in solving a social issue in an entrepreneurial and creative way can participate in the Social Impact Award!
The Social Impact Award offers you a wide range of opportunities to do so:
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In Austria, the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia, the team of the Social Impact Award offers you a wide range of workshops. They are free of charge and everybody interested is welcomed to participate. Their contents vary due to local necessities but what they all have in common is that they are based upon the very initial phase of founding a social venture. Participating, you get inspired by other social entrepreneurs and their stories and you receive valuable input on different topics like idea generation or how to plan a project. Have look on the workshops in your relevant country, register, pass by and find out if making a difference is what you want to do.
You have an idea in mind and you want to find out what others think about it? Your idea is still young and could need some more input? The first structure of your project plan is finished and now you need initial support to take the first steps toward implementation? Your project has already been launched but could still need some more support to be able to grow?
In any case you are welcomed to participate in the workshops. If you additionally are a student of an Austrian, Czech, Romanian or Slovak university (or similar institution), you should definitely take the opportunity of submitting to the Social Impact Award – you are going to win anyways! Why? First of all, because handing in your projects helps you to go through it and all its details again – have you thought through all details? Have you identified areas in which you need more help? What problem are you addressing and what is your solution to it? Second, you are going to receive feedback on your submission that will help you to take the next steps. And third, by participating in the events and workshops offered you will get in touch with peers that are in a similar situation as you are, with experts in the field, and like that with an international community.
After submission the best projects of each country are going to be awarded with the SIA prizes and get introduced to the HUB community. They will meet the other winners from the CEE region at the Vision Workshop in Vienna in June.
In this international event, the diverse community comes together to celebrate you as a winner of the Social Impact Award. Peers, experts, members of the local and the regional expert jury, as well as international partners and the whole team of the Social Impact Award are going to connect, exchange thoughts and ideas and create new perspectives, perspectives and cooperations.
So what are you waiting for?
Bear in mind the most important dates:
- Deadline of submission: 4th of April 2013, 6pm
- Online Community Voting: starts on the 22nd of April 2013
- Award Ceremonies: 13th of May 2013 in all 4 countries