• Scholarship

    We support social start-ups in the launch phase of their socially innovative business ideas. Enabled by SAP and further partners, we offer individual coaching, professional consulting for specific business creation topics in the field of social entrepreneurship, mentoring by SAP employees, co-working space, addressing and matching to potential financing partners as well as professional assistance in writing applications for financial support e.g. foundation and government aid. The programme has an equivalent value of 12.500 EUR and runs for up to eight months. The allocation of the scholarship is attached to the use of the co-working space offered at the relevant location.



  • Selection process

    Before being accepted in the scholarship programme, selected applicants present their projects in a pitching session. In just 5 minutes, you should try to convince us by presenting your idea and the social problem to be solved. The team and the concept should be introduced as well.

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  • Jury

    We are supported by various partners with their knowledge and expertise.  With these partners, we jointly select the social startups during the application process. Together with our partners, we give every scholarship holder individual feedback and advice after about 4 months' work on the social project. Different partners participate as jury members on a rotational basis.

  • Locations

    Social Impact Start is currently offered in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Social Impact Start in Germany is enabled by SAP and the collaboration project Innovation2. Social Impact Start in Austria and Switzerland is enabled by SAP and hosted by HUB Vienna and Zurich.




Social Impact Start ist ein Angebot von Social Impact. Es vereint all unsere Qualifizierungsprogramme, die in Kooperation mit zahlreichen Partnern durchgeführt werden.