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: 12.06. 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.

found! Winners

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.

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