We support ideas and initiatives that generate prospects by creating employment opportunities for refugees.

Creating new prospects for the future is essential for the successful integration of refugees. Thus, enabling integration into the Austrian labor market is of special importance. Only by having jobs, people are able to secure a livelihood for themselves and become integrated and productive parts of society.


Who can participate?

found! supports innovative and sustainable initiatives that create employment opportunities for refugees. These initiatives will be supported by an intensive, six month long incubation process. Our aim is to successfully establish the supported ideas on the market. Applications from individuals, teams or existing initiatives/start-ups are welcome.


What do participants receive?

In the six month long incubation program the following is included:
  • Business coaching
  • Individual consulting
  • Mentoring
  • Access to customized workshops and trainings
  • Access to the co-working space at Impact Hub Vienna
  • Access to the national and international network of Deloitte Austria and Impact Hub Vienna

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.

Besides extensive consulting services, three start-ups will have the possibility to secure further financial support for their project (€ 15.000 in start-up funding).


What’s the schedule?

  1. Start of application phase
    29th of June 2016
    a. Workshop
    “From Inspiration to Idea Core” 6th of July 2016 (optional)
    b. Workshop
    “From Idea Core to Idea Concept” 22nd of July 2016 (optional)
  2. End of application phase
    4th of September 2016, 6pm
  3. Selection of the most promising ideas by an expert jury
    until 18th of September 2016
  4. Kick Off Workshop
    27th of September 2016
  5. Incubation phase
    27th of September 2016 – 27th of March 2017
  6. Final presentations/Pitch
    Beginning of April 2017 (tba)

Who is running found!?

Deloitte supports refugees
In the Deloitte Future Fund Deloitte Austria pools resources and activities for specific social issues and topics. Over the next three years Deloitte Austria will focus all of its’ Corporate Social Responsibility projects on creating prospects for refugees by enabling education and creating employment opportunities. Through this we aim to encourage the societal integration of refugees.

Impact Hub Vienna is Austria`s largest innovation lab. 1200m2 of co-working space in Vienna’s 7th district offer a place for start-ups, programs, workshops and events. As part of the international Impact Hub Network members have access to a growing community of more than 11.000 members with over 82 locations on 5 continents.


Selected Teams

bockwerk is a venture with the goal to give people, who fled to Austria, a chance to participate in social life. The main purpose of bockwerk is: to help asylum-seekers out of enforced inactivity. In cooperation with selected architects and designer's pieces of furniture are produced in a woodworking shop. Together, we build an own future for and with refugees. Self-effectiveness needs to be experienced rather than to be governed and deported.
Café Namsa is an intercultural social business café giving refugees the possibility to find employment in Austria. Coffee and cakes invite people all over the globe to communicate and get to know each other. Café Namsa provides the location to overcome initial obstacles in getting to know each other over a nice cup of coffee.
CARamel offers an innovative and sustainable way of car-cleaning: A thorough wash and wax service, both inside and out, wherever our customers’ vehicles are parked. Our team of professional valet cleaners are all refugees; the process is waterfree. We travel in e-cargobikes or e-tuktuks. CARamel is good for soul and earth.
logo-develooper-200x75 is a web agency building website and webstores which has been found in Innsbruck together by Ammar from Syria and Kathrin from Germany. Develooper differentiates by only employing refugees and providing them first work experience in Europe. There is great IT potential among many refugees and Europe has a great demand for IT experts
interprAID is the first online community interpreting platform. We bridge language barriers in social organisations and provide career opportunities to people with migration biographies. Interpreters can be accessed by video-call, reducing costs of on-site assignments and increasing availability independent of location. Profiles featuring cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds ensure optimal matches and user evaluations high quality. interprAID works for an inclusive society by enabling access to social services.


refugees{code} offers refugees a program to develop coding and software development skills, free of charge. The program’s goal is to lead to job placements, create a perspective of self-determination, and lead to sustainable long-term integration through work and skills. To achieve a job placement for all participants, refugees{code} offers also additional workshops in personal development, trainings and internships. refugees{code} is supported by and welcomeTUcode.