• Be prepared for the future: start your own venture!

    The stories of some of the best projects from the previous years

    Today’s youth is made up of incredibly talented individuals with the potential to use their knowledge and creativity to make the world a better place. Indeed, it is the most knowledgeable generation that has ever lived; moreover, completion of tertiary education keeps increasing. However, the job market is changing and a significant number of these students will never be employees in the traditional sense. The traditional concept of the full-time, […]

  • Tips and tricks: How to promote your social business at no cost?

    Ideas that have potential to influence a million people or more

    Dear social entrepreneur, or friend, colleague and supporter or a social entrepreneur, this post is for you. You’re at the very beginning, you are confused, you have to learn legal procedures about starting your business without being imprisoned by tax police and people from SIA are encouraging you to think about promotion. You want to survive without getting grey hair and wrinkles and learn how to promote your business at […]

  • Different Corner in Montenegro: The story about persistence

    The stories of some of the best projects from the previous years

    Social entrepreneurship is young and in its beginnings in Montenegro. With Social Impact Award, in 2016 we market the start of focused efforts in enabling and supporting youth to choose social entrepreneurship as a path to impact social change and employment. Among our winners, we had a team of three dedicated young women from Bar, who started the Different corner. This is a story of their challenges, struggles and how […]

  • 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 […]

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