Ideas. Action. Impact.

We design, develop and manage programs and services that provide capacity building, acceleration and impact scaling for enterprises in Central Eastern Europe.

In our program work we address specific needs at all stages of the entrepreneurial process: from intention, start-up to scale. We connect social entrepreneurs, investors and supporters with the aim of finding ways to disrupt society by shifting economic thought from profit towards impact. We develop new customized programs with and for our partners from both private and public sector. This year we also prototype the first scaling support service for impact ventures.

Impact Hub Start-up Programs


Accelerate Program

The Accelerate Program is an individualized entrepreneurial experience with the aim of accelerating your idea / venture to action and impact throughout the program’s 4 months of intensive support to move your business to the next level through series of workshops, labs, and meetings with top-notch experts and investors with the aim to incubate and accelerate ideas to action and impact.

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found! supports innovative and sustainable initiatives that create employment opportunities for refugees. Experts from Deloitte Austria and Impact Hub Vienna will work together with the founders of the six most promising ideas and support them with planning, implementing and developing their business ideas further.

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Investment Ready Program

The Investment Ready Program is an accelerator program for social entrepreneurs from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and aims to advance social entrepreneurship through capacity building and catalyzing investment into the sector.

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RE:WIEN supports start-ups/ventures that develop new solutions and try to create a positive impact on society (social/environmental impact). In an intense 6 months process, RE:WIEN works with ventures to develop their ideas further, establish smart and resource-efficient processes and build strong and sustainable businesses operating on the market.

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Scaling Program

For one full year, up to 100 participating social innovators will be immersed in the Impact Hub network and acquire knowledge, skills and advice from top mentors. This will support them to successfully scale their businesses, drive social innovation forward and create positive impact.

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Social Impact Award

The Social Impact Award supports young social innovators in 17 countries in Europe and beyond in building social enterprises that find solutions to the most challenging issues of our time. It does so by hosting events and organizing workshops to raise awareness for social entrepreneurship, teaching the necessary skills to navigate from vague intentions to promising ventures, providing access to networks and promoting the best teams with the Social Impact Award.

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innovate4nature is a start-up initiative organised by Impact Hub Vienna in partnership with WWF Austria. The aim is to promote innovative business ideas that make a positive contribution to nature and the biodiversity protection in Austria. Submit your ideas now for the chance to win coaching and support from us at Impact Hub and up to € 15,000 starting capital!

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VIELFALTER is a start-up initiative organised by Nationalpark Kalkalpen in partnership with regional stakeholders (WKO Steyr, Leader Regionen), Scheuch Foundation and Impact Hub Vienna. The Idea-contest aims to promote innovative business ideas that bridge the resources of Nationalpark Kalkalpen with sustainable entrepreneurial activity to leverage its potential for the region Steyr-Kirchdorf and create long-term positive impact.

Submit your ideas now for the chance to win 5 months coaching and support from us at Impact Hub and up to €8,000 starting capital!

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Program Events

Social Impact Award Application Deadline

BESCHREIBUNG Am 02. Mai um 18 Uhr endet die Einreichfrist für den Social Impact Award! Wenn du in Wien oder Umgebung wohnst, kannst du die letzten Stunden noch nutzen, um deiner Einreichung im Impact Hub Vienna den letzten Schliff zu…

Ideenworkshop – Ideen entfalten

Mit dem „VIELFALTER – Der Ideencontest rundum den Nationalpark“ soll erstmals das ganze Potenzial von Nationalparkregionen als Bindeglied zwischen Naturschutz und nachhaltigem Wirtschaften als perfekter Nährboden für innovatives Unternehmertum zum Schutz unserer natürlichen Ökosysteme genutzt werden. Sie haben eine Idee…

[Accelerate Program] Impact Model Workshop

What issue do you want to address? How big is this issue? What exactly do you want to change and what difference do you want to make? These are all relevant questions when it comes to finding what is the…

Programs in Collaboration with Partners


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AMS Wien & Impact Hub Vienna collaborate on the Social City Wien platform

As on of the pioneering partnerships on the newly established Social City Wien platform, the AMS Wien (Vienna’s Labour Market Service) and Impact Hub Vienna collaborate to offer “Social Entrepreneurship” workshops as part of the business-startup program (“Unternehmensgründungsprogramm”)

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Past Programs


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The Climate and Energy Fund is supporting innovative business ideas and start-ups in the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency, mobility and agriculture to further develop their sustainable business models. Besides a customized accelerate program hosted by Impact Hub Vienna, start-ups get access to funding and relevant stakeholders in the environmental sector.

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Mobility is an important part of our lives and a central factor for the functionality of the global business system. At the same time transport makes up a large part of all greenhouse gas emissions. With the start-up challenge Start:e, the Climate and Energy Fonds actively promotes and supports new e-mobility solutions to tackle this issue.

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Social Impact Start

Impact Hub Vienna, social impact and SAP Österreich GmbH are looking for start-ups that adopt innovative and scalable methods in order to tackle social problems. Social impact start supports social start ups from idea to market through a 4 – 8 months incubation stipend. All social and/or environmental ideas are welcome!

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Interested in working with social entrepreneurs?

Do you want to work with passionate young social entrepreneurs? Then submit your interest in becoming an expert for our acceleration programs if want to share your knowledge, experience and expertise.

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Have these programs sparked your interest in joining this exciting and passionate community?

Then find out more about how to become a member or visit one of our networking lunches to find out how we can support you to grow your social venture and therefore grow your impact.