• Going Big In Romania

    Corina Angelescu and Andreea Nedu are part of the SIA Romania team. We asked them about their work and how is social entrepreneurship developing in Romania, and here’s what they have shared.  This is the second article of our blog series on the topic of how SIA and social entrepreneurship change people’s lives. Read more about our Impact fields in 2019.  Already in 2012, Romania joined the SIA family. How has awareness […]

  • SIA’s Global Impact Report showcases how 220 incubated ventures shaped Social Innovation in 2019

    Every year, we look back on the activities and achievements of our international community over the past year. Our yearly Global Impact Report provides a bigger picture of our impact work in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The report summarizes our efforts in helping young social entrepreneurs navigate from vague intentions to promising impact ventures. This is the first article of our blog series on the topic of how SIA and […]

  • Volunteering gave me more than just the skills!

    Lukas Weissinger has been a part of the Social Impact Award volunteer team for almost two years. In these two years, he got to experience a whole range of roles and activities and became an essential member of our team. Recently, he joined the Social Entrepreneurship Center at WU, and will support our impact assessment efforts. Now you can join our team as well! Apply for our volunteer team until […]

  • The Voice of Youth Matters

    How the elites start to listen and why the youth needs to remain loud Jakob Detering, Managing Director of SIA International, recently took part at the European Forum Alpbach, an elitist gathering of decision-makers from politics, business and civil society in the Austrian alpine village Alpbach. Here are his reflections on it. An idyllic village in the Alps as a meeting point of elites and youth Every August, the European (and […]

  • Psychological support for burnout prevention

    We are not the only ones trying to provide Social Impact Award participants with the tools and skills to fight the compassion fatigue and achieve personal wellbeing. SIA Russia 2018 winner “You Talk” is leading by example! YouTalk is online psychological chat support that decided to use their Social Impact Award to support participants of this year’s incubation in Russia. This article is a part of our blog series on […]

  • Wellbeing of social entrepreneurs is a game-changer

    Social entrepreneurs care about the wellbeing of others. But does that come at the cost of risking their own?  This article is a part of our blog series on the topic of wellbeing among social entrepreneurs. You can also read our interview with SIA Russia winner who uses online psychological support to combat burnout among entrepreneurs.   Burn-out among social entrepreneurs is a true issue. Social Impact Award’s academic partner – the Vienna […]

  • Are you crazy? Why would you want to be a volunteer? The story of a SIA volunteer Tansu will tell you why!

    Throughout the year, Social Impact Award engages with a lot of volunteers. But how does their journey look like? What do they gain through this experience? We asked one of our volunteers, Tansu Akinci, to share her thoughts on volunteering and her Social Impact Award journey.

  • Social Impact Award is the winner of TRIGOS 2019!

    What do a bicycle delivery service that employs women in Uganda, a Russian company that produces 3D printed affordable prosthetics for children, and an Austrian startup that does modular, innovative shelters for homeless people have in common? They are all alumni of Social Impact Award!
    All these businesses and individuals we supported around the world are the reason we have won “TRIGOS 2019 Award” in the category of “International Engagement”, at the TRIGOS Gala on June 12, at Marx Palace in Vienna.

  • SIA is nominated for TRIGOS 2019 Award!

    Social Impact Award is happy to announce that we are nominated for this year’s TRIGOS Award, out of 147 submissions.

  • SIA Summit – A Winner’s Perspective

    In November 2018, Social Impact Award gathered SIA winners from all countries, together with SIA organizers and partners for three intense days of learning, sharing and collaborating in the vibrant city of Tbilisi, Georgia. We invited one of the winners, Julia Bodin from SIA Switzerland, to share her SIA Summit experience with you.