Apply for Support

Apply to our incubation and transform your idea into a social venture.

Our incubation provides you with all the resources and support needed to transform your idea into a successful venture. As we only have limited spots available, we ask all of those interested to submit an application. This allows our expert jury to select the most promising ideas based on impact potential, degree of innovation, feasibility, and team capacity.

Successful applicants have access to a wide range of opportunities including the following:

– Mentorship and support in validating your business and impact models, prototyping your idea, creating first followers and customers.
– A chance to win the Social Impact Award which includes funding, recognition and a ticket to our annual SIA Summit.
– Connection with our international alumni community made up of over 1000 social entrepreneurs from more than 25 countries.

Selection Process

  1. Eligibility Check

    Our local SIA team reviews all applications to make sure they fit the formal eligibility criteria.

  2. Jury Selection

    Our jury made up of experts from the private, public and plural sector assesses the applications based on our evaluation criteria.

  3. Finalists Announcement

    Our local team announces the finalists that will get to attend the incubation at a dedicated event.

  4. Application Feedback

    Our local team provides all applicants (not just finalists) with the opportunity to receive feedback on their application.

Alumni Experiences

  • Without SIA, my business wouldn’t exist! My initial business model was very faulty, but SIA showed me different models that could work for my venture. We are still connected with our mentor and with our program hosts from Kazakhstan – I can always reach out for support.

    Alumni, Winner Assel Abylay Co-Founder Mom in Office
  • Social Impact Award has not only strengthened our team and our business model, it has also supported us with fundamental know-how and expertise to take our start-up to the next level.

    Alumni, Finalist Philipp Lederle Co-Founder Reisebunt