found! is an established accelerator program in the Austrian social impact community with 2019 marking the third edition of the program.

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.

What you get

Up to 15.000€

Expert Support

Mentoring by Deloitte

Tailored workshops

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Who is it for?

found! supports start-ups that create jobs and employment opportunities for refugees in Austria. These projects are supported during a tailored five-months accelerator program. The goal is to support the businesses to create impact even better. Applications can be submitted by individuals, teams, or existing initiatives.

We especially encourage projects that are using modern, innovative technologies in their business model.


  • Start of Submission: 15.10.2018
  • Info Session: 07.11.2018
  • Submission Deadline: 04.12.2018
  • Winners Announcement: 12.12.2018
  • Initial Diagnostics: 17.-18.12.2018


  • Kickoff found! 2019: 16.01.2019
  • Workshop 1: 31.01.2019
  • Cohort Meetup 1: 05.03.2019
  • Workshop 2: 16.04.2019
  • Cohort Meetup 2: 07.05.2019
  • Workshop 3: 28.05.2019
  • Award Ceremony: 11.06. 2019

Who Is Behind the Program?

Deloitte supports refugees
"Making an impact that matters" - that is Deloitte's global vision. Deloitte has a positive and sustainable impact on customers, employees and society. Corporate responsibility is an essential part of this process in order to make a positive contribution to the development of society.

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 five year period – until 2021, 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 an incubation and acceleration ecosystem for impact entrepreneurs. Part innovation lab, part community center, and part business incubator, we provide change makers with the resources they need to innovate creative business solutions and technologies to society’s most complex challenges.

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.

Current Ventures

Bags with Legs is a fashion brand from Vienna. The main aim is to create employee opportunities for women with a refugee background.
Kicken ohne Grenzen is a football project for young people with a refugee background. In this way, the young players are supported during their entry in the new education system.
Das Wiener Startup KulturenReich legt seinen Fokus auf immigrierte Frauen im KulturenReich is focusing on refugee women in the area of entrepreneurship. The market entry for these women is supported by specialized trainings and access to relevant contacts.
Open Piano For Refugees is run in cooperation with the music institute DoReMi, where refugees are employed as music instructors.
Soziale Bäckerei is a startup of the Diakonie Flüchtlingsdienst. The project is focusing on refugee women with difficulties to enter the job market.

The Viennese startup has developed an innovative tech solution for learning languages while watching TV. Through this, aims to help refugees with language learning and integration.


SHADES TOURS offers socio-political education in form of guided walking tours through Vienna. SHADES TOURS started 2016 with our tours on the topic of poverty and homelessness employing homeless people to undertake these. Since Januar 2018 SHADES TOURS also offers tours on the topic of asylum and integration undertaken by refugees.
MTOP offers an advanced training program that offers various workshops, training and mentoring to prepare highly qualified refugees to enter the labor market. They enable them to find work suited to their skills, knowledge and experience. This also helps employers to find talent and increases the diversity of their staff.
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.
Habibi & Hawara is an entirely private and independent incubator for future entrepreneurs, also a social training and integration project for refugees and migrants to equip them with an entrepreneurial tool kit to open their own ventures. Additional Habibi & Hawara branches shall be opened in near future. Habibi & Hawara offers secure and fairly paid jobs, training programs and an appreciative working environment. Habibi & Hawara is known for discourse and dialog but above all for an Austrian Oriental restaurant in the center of Vienna, which serves delicious food, charming, professional and friendly service, comfortable furniture as well as an interesting, relevant and often amusing cultural program.
The Kattunfabrik – the CutureLab helps to integrate fled tailors into the employment market and develops the regional working places of the future. We provide a content wise analysis on the topic of future of the textile industry and we are prepared to master this challenge. We as NGO offer an practical and theoretical tutorship to be fit for the textile jobmarket in Austria.
Welcome to Topfreisen - a social-culinary journey! Providing jobs is the key factor for integration into society. Topfreisen is based on the idea, that food connects people, therefore refugees are cooking food from their home countries as caterings for local people. Our “Topfreisen Academy” is a training course for refugees in gastronomy which aims to give them an easier and sustainable access to the labor market in Austria. Discover delicious new worlds of taste with us and be inspired by our cuisine from far away countries!
Chance Giving, Chance Living 4 Refugees implement mentoring programs for refugees in cooperation with schools, corporations and the public sector in order to facilitate the labour market entry for them. In addition, they use the online tool “Danube Compass” for orientation purposes in the integration process.
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.
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.
Nut & Feder combines craftsmanship and design with heart. As a social business it offers asylum seekers a meaningful activity and a chance for social participation. Asylum seekers are waiting for years until the decision whether they can stay or not will be made. This time is characterized by inactivity and boredom. Nut & Feder is a way out of this dreary everyday life. 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
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.