What Is The Greiner Family Impact Initiative?
In 2018, the Greiner family decided to dedicate funds to giving back to society. To do this, they set up an accelerator program for impact entrepreneurs, and are now building a selective network of impact investors to bridge the gap between start-ups, know-how and funding.
Each year the family will define a specific area it wants to focus on, based on the principles of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year the focus is on equal access to quality education and decent employment opportunities, to reduce the risk of poverty and social exclusion.
Set up in collaboration with Impact Hub Vienna, the program has now six impact entrepreneurs who have been carefully selected after presenting valid business concepts, and proof that their ideas have a measurable impact. The finalists get the opportunity to take part in a modular series of workshops and training in:
- Financial Skills
- Impact Measurement
- Sales and Marketing
Between November 2018 and April 2019, each of the finalists, in addition, receive online expert and peer-to-peer support while taking part in these modules, ahead of the final pitching day in front of a selected pool of impact investors in Munich on April 11th.