• SIA Kenya Workshop

    Submission Guidelines

    The Social Impact Award is an idea competition for the youth that want to initiate social or environmental change in a constructive way. Its mission is to promote the knowledge and practice of social entrepreneurship among students in Kenya. Social Entrepreneurship in our view describes creative, entrepreneurial action, focused on a social or environmental issue.

    The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business founded the Social Impact Award in 2009 and is coordinated by Impact Hub Vienna with local partners in Albania, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia (FYROM), Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Tunisia. It offers all participants a free workshop-series for supporting the birth of their project idea, knowledge resources and an opportunity to get in touch with their local social entrepreneurship community. Finalists further receive access to a summer incubation program. Winners receive a scholarship and ongoing support.

    In Kenya, there will be a total of one-three winning projects (see below). The Social Impact Award Kenya is carried out by Passion Profits. The award addresses students eager to try to solve current social/environmental problems in an innovative way by founding projects, initiatives, or organizations. The projects can be rooted in different fields, such as poverty reduction, health, education, environment, energy, information and communication technologies, human rights, equal opportunities, care, and many others. Submitted projects could be a mobile soup kitchen for homeless people, a new educational concept, a website to mobilize the neighborhood, a new fundraising idea, or something totally new the important thing is that your project pursues a social/environmental goal.

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    Find an overview of the best projects from previous years here: