The Social Impact Award is the largest international program on social entrepreneurship, dedicated to young people aged 14-30, launched in 2009 by the Impact Hub Vienna, in partnership with the Erste Foundation and Vienna University of Economics and Business. The focus of this program is on young people between the ages of 14 and 30 who are willing to contribute to social change and be part of the development of social entrepreneurship in the country and in the world. Today, the program is implemented in more than 15 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa and includes more than 8,000 young people annually.

Center for Economic Prosperity and Freedom – CEPS begins with free webinars related to preparing for SIA applications (Factory of Ideas and Creating Impact) and writing projects. In the next phase, they prepared webinars on the topic of business modeling and planning, personal and professional development, as well as starting their own businesses.

Young social entrepreneurs will be able to submit their ideas again this year and the best teams will receive mentoring support, a starting capital of Eur 1,500 and a trip to the international summit held in Prague this year. Students and high school students, as well as all individuals or teams made up of members between the ages of 16 and 30, can apply for this program.

Anyone interested can apply via the following link:

Below is an overview of free webinars:

Webinar Idea Generation:

  1. Thursday March 26th at 1pm
  2. Monday March 30th at 2pm
  3. Wednesday April 01 at 12pm

Webinar ‘Creating Impact’:

  1. Friday March 27th at 2pm
  2. Tuesday March 31 at 1pm
  3. Thursday, April 2 at 12pm

Webinar ‘How to Write a Project Proposal’:

  1. Friday March 27th at 5pm
  2. Tuesday March 31 at 4pm