Social Impact Award is an education program and idea competition for young people (14 to 35 years old) looking to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. It’s our mission to promote the spirit of social entrepreneurship among Swiss students and present opportunities to pursue a career in this field.


Aid the development of entrepreneurial skills through inspiration and exposure to the field
In 2014, 404 student teams (2/3 women) developed & grew innovative social business ideas. In 2015 our goal is to help over 600 student teams come up with new social business ideas. Our past impact survey shows that 60% of projects submitted have been implemented and 35% are generating revenues.


Support participants to develop new social venture concepts
In 2014 we ran 75 workshops for 2000+ participants in 30 cities across 8 countries. In 2015 new countries will join the program and further extend the reach our workshops have


Connect participants with an international community of entrepreneurs, peers and experts
Expert juries in each country evaluate ideas and give feedback to all projects submitted. Moreover through the community voting, in 2014 over 27.000 people (unique visitors) got to know the best ideas and evaluate them in an engaging, transparent way. In 2015 we estimate that the new countries will increase this to over 40.000.


Support the best teams with financial capital and active support through-out the year.
The best 29 projects from 2014 received a total of 75.000€ as summer stipends/seed funding, full membership in the Impact Hub Network and are part of a three months intensive incubation process. In 2015 we will award 40 project teams with more than 100.000€.

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