• Potenzialkraftwerk

    Potenzialkraftwerk offers a brand new gap-year-programme which shows young people how their ideas can have a sustainable impact onto society. In our programme participants discover their power to make a difference even without having a specific project idea in advance.


    After having completed their “Abitur”, most students feel unsure about what comes next, and the majority start a gap year to find orientation. Their hope is to learn about themselves and their opportunities so that they find their way to a meaningful place within society. However, these attempts remain futile for a lot of them. This is, for instance, reflected in the high number of bachelor students who do not finish their programme. By transforming the gap year we want to bring about change in this unfortunate situation. 

    Potenzialkraftwerk offers a programme that can be used complementary to other existing gap year programmes. We provide a space where young people can - for the first time - experience how their ideas for society can be turned into reality and create a long-lasting impact. In our twelve week long programme, the participants come together in teams. They understand local problems, find concrete solutions, implement them and make further steps together with partner-organizations. What is special is that participants learn how they can have a sustainable impact onto society, even without having a specific idea in advance. By discovering their own power to make a difference, they make an important step away from their personal disorientation and towards becoming an active changemaker.


    Entry into Programme: March 2019, Wirkungsschaffer Stuttgart

    Contact: Jonathan Schmalwasser, info(at)potenzialkraftwerk.de


  • News

    Wir erklären, wie Social Entrepreneure Crowdfunding-Kampagnen erfolgreich planen und ausführen können. Der Guide begleitet den kompletten Prozess des Crowdfundings von der Entscheidung über die Vorbereitung, den Vorlauf und die Kampagnenphase bis zur Nachbereitung.


    Read more

    Unsere Startups GemüseAckerdemie, Dialog Macht Schule und Quinoa Bildung pitchten am 2. Dezember an einem ganz besonderen Ort: Sie durften ihre Projekte im Deutschen Bundestag, im Europa-Saal des Paul-Löbe-Hauses vorstellen.


    Read more

    Wir freuen uns, vier neue Social Startups im Impact Hub Vienna bei Social Impact Start begrüßen zu dürfen! Herzlich Willkommen!



    Read more

    Die Gewinner stehen fest: Beim ersten Pitch in der Rheinmetropole konnten vier Teams beim öffentlich Pitch im COLABOR die Jury überzeugen.


    Read more

    And the winner is... Younited Cultures! Über 100 Startups haben beim Voting mitgemacht. Alle Kandidaten wurden oder werden über Social Impact Start gefördert. Das Gewinner-Team aus Wien darf sich über ein Preisgeld von 5.000 Euro freuen.


    Read more

Social Impact Start war ein Angebot von Social Impact.