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Bring SIA to youth in your country! We work with like-minded organizations who run the SIA program locally and become a part of our international network of hosts.

Since 2012, we’ve developed an innovative licensing model that allows us to extend our reach globally while at the same time being deeply rooted in local realities. To make this possible, we work with organizations that are embedded in their local ecosystem who run our ready-made program. We offer them a set of centralized services at low costs, therefore maintaining alignment beyond borders.

We call our licensees “hosts”. Our hosts are much more to us than contractual licensing partners, but rather collaborators for impact that share our mission.

Benefits

  • International Network

    You become part of a collaborative community of social entrepreneurship organizations active in more than 20 countries. You gain access to our internationally recognized brand and meet with our network of hosts twice a year.

  • Ecosystem Enablement

    You are able to accelerate the development of your local social entrepreneurship ecosystem. SIA has been designed to convene a wide array of stakeholders with its program and foster the creation of new social ventures, enabling meaningful connections and collaborations across your country.

  • Individualized Support

    You get access to our 7 clusters of services as well as our tried & tested program design for both offline and online gatherings.

Licensing Journey

  1. First Contact

    Let’s get to know each other! If there is a mutual fit, we will provide you access to our SIA Playbook where you will find all the information you need to decide if you want to pursue the opportunity.

  2. Candidate Application

    Before becoming a SIA host, you can apply to become a SIA candidate. As a candidate, you will prepare the implementation of the next edition of the program with our help. Once you apply, we review your application together and answer any questions you may have. If your application is approved, you sign the license agreement and become a candidate.

  3. Implementation Period

    Once a candidate, we need to make sure you have the financial and human resources necessary to run the program. To do this, we ask candidates to appoint a country coordinator and secure a portion of the budget needed to run SIA locally. We provide you with a comprehensive Candidate Toolkit to help you with this.

  4. Becoming a Host

    Once all is ready and another agreement has been signed, you are a member of the SIA community! We take you through a tailor made onboarding process and answer any questions or concerns you might have.

Host Experiences

  • What I like about SIA is that it focuses on a segment that is often neglected in social entrepreneurship programming. There are very few programs focusing on the idea-stage, which limits the number of new ideas in the pipeline. SIA has a structured and longer-term scope in supporting this stage, particularly from idea to business modeling and prototyping.

    Semih Boyaci Organizational Lead Impact Hub Istanbul
  • SIA has a great structure and a clear resource base. Anyone who aims to set up a support program for social entrepreneurs can benefit from this.

    Indira Shah Organizational Lead Impact Hub Almaty

Looking to run the SIA program in your country?

Get in touch with our scaling manager Jonas Dinger to ask any questions you might have about licensing our program.

Email Jonas Dinger for details

Our Hosts

  • Center for Youth Education

    NGO “Center for Youth Education” is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political youth organization, founded in Podgorica in 2009, with the aim of supporting, affirming and encouraging young people to strengthen activism, volunteerism, mobility and non-formal education.

    As a socially responsible organization, we have been implementing projects for years related to strengthening the capacity of young people, their informal education, development of a culture of youth participation, providing mechanisms for their activism and development of youth work.

    We strive to contribute to the creation of better conditions for growing up, maturing, living and working of young people in our environment with our ideas and projects. As values that we provide, we can mention teamwork, tolerance, transparency, desire for networking and innovation in work, as well as readiness and openness to new experiences and knowledge.

  • Coworking Cvernovka

    A community coworking space for a diverse community of freelancers, small entrepreneurs, non-profits and social innovators. In addition to basic services. The coworking space also offers regular networking events for its members and a wide range of educational events, discussions, workshops, lectures and seminars, both offline and online.

  • HUKI

    The Croatian Office for Creativity and Innovation (HUKI) is an association founded to promote entrepreneurship, social innovation, networking and mutual assistance in developing personal skills for employment and personal advancement. The association focuses on youth networking and non-formal education, whose ultimate goal is to raise the motivation, entrepreneurial spirit and willingness of young people to participate in shaping positive social change with a lifelong personal development and enhancement of personal competences with the aim of creating a prosperous future for each individual and therefore the entire community.

  • Impact Hub Almaty

    Impact Hub Almaty is the first coworking center for social and creative entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. As a catalyst to foster social innovation, they believe that the world’s greatest challenges will never be solved by one person or organization alone. That’s why they set out to create a thriving innovation ecosystem where people collaborate across organizations, cultures, and generations to create impact with an entrepreneurial mindset.

  • Impact Hub Budapest

    Impact Hub Budapest provides a home for a diverse community that supports positive social change. They believe that a more sustainable world evolves from the combined accomplishments of creative, compassionate, and collaborative people who see and do things differently and have the entrepreneurial passion to create REAL impact. Impact Hub Budapest hosts many inspiring events to educate and connect their members and their local community. Ever since their launch in March 2016 they’ve been spreading the news of impact in the city.

  • Impact Hub Istanbul

    Impact Hub Istanbul offers a membership based co-working space to empower impact driven, creative people. The community consists of people from a wide variety of disciplines like entrepreneurs, consultants, investors, software developers, designers, artists, creatives, and freelancers. Impact Hub Istanbul provides institutions and community members not only with an environment and events that get them inspired to increase their impact, but also with an authentic ecosystem where there’s strategic resources and collaboration opportunities. Impact Hub Istanbul is a part of Impact Hub global network, operating in more than 100 centers around the world with more than 16.000 members.

  • Impact Hub Prague

    Impact Hub Prague has unlimited opportunities for everyone who wants to educate, entertain, inspire and develop. As part of a global network, their community and coworking spaces offer the perfect work environment and event venue for individuals, start-ups and small companies. So far, since their launch in 2010, they have run 8 acceleration programs for smart ideas and – with a panel of consultants and experienced mentors in the back and proven models for years – they continue to enable entrepreneurs to grow across the market.

  • Impact Hub Tbilisi

    Impact Hub Tbilisi is a co-working space where one can meet, collaborate, produce, learn, network and create. It is a place, where individuals and organizations strive to create a better world. They are a team of thinkers and doers with different personalities and diverse professional backgrounds, including but not limited to business, commercial and development banking, media, government, non-profit and private sectors. Their vision is to foster trust, collaboration, transparency and knowledge sharing among diverse group of people.involving over 2700 youths in 25 cities; incubating 70 start-ups each year; accelerating over 20 social innovators yearly and gathering over 550 innovators in Future Summit every November.

  • Impact Hub Yerevan

    Impact Hub Armenia Social Innovation Development Foundation (Impact Hub Yerevan) is a non-profit organization registered and based in Armenia. Impact Hub Yerevan is a social innovation space and community with a mission to support social impact projects and enterprises which propel the positive development of Armenia. Since opening its doors in February 2016, Impact Hub Yerevan has designed and implemented 20+ programs, hosted over 400 educational workshops and events, and now hosts over 220 members with over 100 projects/organizations representing every sector in Armenia.

  • Lazima Nipate Academy

    We tackle failing education and resulting unemployment in Africa through creating self-organized and freesponsible learning spaces, where disadvantaged youth and refugees unleash their potential for positive change as social entrepreneurs. Tailor-made empowerment stages and self-management processes support scholars to define their own path and put the power of education in their own hands. Enabled as changemakers, scholars often turn challenges into opportunities to make a sustainable living out of what they are passionate about.

  • Mozaik Foundation

    Mozaik Foundation (Mozaik) is a leading impact investor in Bosnia and Herzegovina which identifies, empowers and invests in value-driven and innovative social entrepreneurs. Its overall mission is to lead the development of a breakthrough generation of entrepreneurial and innovative youth – a value-driven force that creates new social and economic value, creates new jobs and serves as role model to other youth. Since their launch in 2002, over 21.000 volunteers and 4.300 individuals, business, NGOs and government offices joined forces to support over 2.100 youth-led community actions and register 13 social businesses.

  • Razlivalište

    Razlivalište was initiated by a group of students that were – and still are – determined to make the environment more fruitful for those who want tackle societal issues. Since its launch in 2014, the organization is an integral part of the community dealing with the field of social entrepreneurship and youth education, in Serbia and in the world. Through various programs, young people are encouraged to initiate as well as participate in social change by evoking their entrepreneurial skills.

  • SENTA Bukavu

    Social Entrepreneurship Academy (SENTA) supports local youth in the Democratic Republic of Congo to become social entrepreneurs. As many refugees have fled the Kivu region into Uganda, creating economic opportunities is a prerequisite to stability and peace. SENTA is part of the Social Innovation Academy (SINA), who tackles failing education and resulting unemployment in Africa by creating self-organized and freesponsible learning spaces where disadvantaged youth and refugees unleash their potential for positive change as social entrepreneurs.

  • SLOAM – Slovenian Youth Agency

    The Slovenian Youth Agency (SLOAM) represents the juncture between young people, non-governmental organizations, public institutions, and responsible companies. Through the development and implementation of programs and regular communication, we encourage young people into active citizenship, social and environmental responsibility and enable their personal growth.

  • School of ME

    The School of ME fosters ideas of ‘mindful entrepreneurship’ through educational programs. They create and conduct different educational activities (accelerators, training, workshops, mentorship programs, webinars, etc.) for individuals and teams to implement their business ideas which contain a social component.

  • Social Innovation Academy

    The Social Innovation Academy (SINA) is tackling failing education and resulting unemployment in Africa through creating self-organized and freesponsible learning spaces, where disadvantaged youth and refugees unleash their potential for positive change as social entrepreneurs. Tailor-made empowerment stages and self-management processes support scholars to define their own path and put the power of education in their own hands. Enabled as changemakers, scholars often turn challenges into opportunities to make a sustainable living out of what they are passionate about.

Hosting Eligibility Criteria

To ensure a successful relationship for both parties, we have carefully crafted a set of eligibility criteria for hosts. 

  • Mission Fit: your organization is impact-driven, has a strong focus on entrepreneurship, and believes in the innovative potential of youth. 
  • Implementation Capacity: your organization has the experience and human resources necessary to run a full-year program with multiple stakeholders.
  • Fundraising Capacity: your organization has the necessary experience, knowledge, and networks necessary to fundraise for SIA’s national implementation costs.

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