We promote the ideas and initiatives of social entrepreneurs who are preparing refugees for the Austrian labor market, creating job opportunities, and helping them to build a life and livelihood in their new country.
To be successfully integrated and included in Austrian society, it is critical that approved refugees have the opportunity to join the labor market. Through work, refugees are able to achieve self-reliance and to become engaged, integrated citizens of our community.
Who can participate?
found! supports innovative and sustainable initiatives to create jobs for refugees. These initiatives are supported during an intensive, five-month-long incubation process. The goal is to successfully establish these initiatives in the market. Applications can be submitted by individuals, teams, or existing initiatives.
We are concentrating on projects that are using modern, innovative technologies in their business model.
What do participants receive?Part of the five-month acceleration package are:
- Business coaching
- Individual expert advice
- Access to tailor-made workshops and trainings
- Workspace in the co-working space of Impact Hub Vienna
- Access to the national and international networks of Deloitte Austria and the Impact Hub
Submission Deadlines & Schedule
- Start of submission 11 October 2017
- Submission deadline 1 December 2017, 14:00
- Selection of the 6 most promising ideas by an expert jury until 14 December 2017
- Kick Off Workshop 17 January 2018
- Incubation phase 8 January 2018 - 8 June 2018
- Final presentations / Pitch 18 June 2018
Who is running found!?
The Deloitte Future Fund combines Deloitte's core competencies: promote people, develop projects, find solutions, introduce expert knowledge, identify opportunities and create new prospects for the future. In this context, Deloitte Austria concentrates on specific social problems and groups of affected populations. The goal is to create prospects for the active participation of people in society. This benefits the people, the location and the society as a whole.
In the Deloitte Future Fund, Deloitte Austria has bundled the resources and activities for concrete social issues. For a three year period – until 2018, Deloitte Austria will focus its Corporate Responsibility projects on a highly relevant topic that is very important to society: the creation of prospects for refugees through education and jobs. This is to enable the social integration of recognized refugees.
Impact Hub Vienna is also part of the diverse, global Impact Hub network of over 15,000 members in 100+ locations around the world. From Berlin to Johannesburg, Singapore to San Francisco, our network is a rich community of entrepreneurs, freelancers, business experts, and impact investors all working toward a common purpose—to prototype the future of society and business.