Push the button, change the world!

Social Impact Award 2012

Are you a student from Austria, Czech Republic or Romania? Do you have entrepreneurial spirit and ideas and you would like to make a contribution to the society? Now you have the chance to be part of a group of motivated young people with the same interests, to further build up your business and managerial skills, and to win one of the prizes of the Social Impact Award.

Under the slogan Push the button, change the world!, the Social Impact Award is an idea competition for students who are willing to try to solve current social problems in an innovative way, using entrepreneurial skills. The projects can address different issues, like poverty reduction, health, education, environment, energy, technologies human rights, equal opportunities and others.

Students from Austria, Czech Republic and Romania are invited to submit their ideas until 5 April 2012. Participants can win one of the Social Impact Award Stipends, each consisting of 4,000 Euro, “Unlimited Summer Memberships” at the Hubs Vienna, Prague and at the Hubyx in Bucharest, professional support and other prizes. Furthermore, everybody interested (regardless of being a student or not) is invited to participate in workshops and events that offer professional know-how, space for sharing ideas, counselling from experienced social entrepreneurs and feedback to their project ideas.

The Social Impact Award is organized by the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation of the Vienna University of Economics and Business, in cooperation with Hub Prague and Ropot, and is supported by ERSTE Foundation.