The start-up program by “Impact Hub” and “Deloitte Future Fund” to create perspectives and
job opportunities for a climate neutral future.

Are you a start-up with a strong focus on sustainability and green jobs? Do you have a great idea that holds potential to create jobs combating climate change? Our initiative “Grow” offers acceleration, coaching, and financial support to innovative projects and start-ups seeking to create jobs on the way to a climate neutral future. 

What You Get

Shortlisted projects will be invited to a 3-day bootcamp to solidify their entrepreneurial skills and polish their ideas. The 6 highest-potential projects will be selected to move on and enter an intense 5-month acceleration phase, filled with one-on-one mentoring by Deloitte experts in your field, tailored workshops, and coaching by Impact Hub Vienna. Finally, a jury will award the 2 most promising ventures, who will share a total prize of€ 15.000,- and each receive 50 expert hours from Deloitte consultants.

 

  • 5 months Acceleration

    Filled with tailor-made workshops, coaching and mentoring

  • Tailored Impact Hub Workshops

    To develop key areas in your business

  • Expert support by professionals in the fields and industry experts

    Impact Hub Experts and Deloitte Mentors

  • 15.000€ prize money + 100 pro-bono hours for winners

    Awarded by Deloitte + split among two winners

Who You Are

You have an innovative idea, project, or start-up in Austria, which is seeking to create green jobs that could be filled by young people in the fight against the climate crisis. You want to hone your entrepreneurial skills, further develop your venture, and ramp up your implementation. Then apply to Grow!

Program Timeline

  • Submission Deadline

    08.11.2021

  • Announce­ment Bootcamp Participants

    17.11.2021

  • Applicant Bootcamp

    01.-03.12.2021

  • Kick off - Acce­leration program

    20.-21.01.2022

  • Final Jury Hearing and Award Ceremony

    23.06.2022

All start-ups, projects, or ideas that have been submitted by November 8, 2021 will be reviewed and the shortlisted entries will be announced on November 17, 2021.These will be invited to participate in the pre-acceleration Bootcamp from December 1-3, 2021. The Bootcamp will include workshops, coaching with Deloitte mentors, and peer-to-peer formats to support the development of each project and identify those with a high potential to drive job creation for a climate neutral future.

After careful deliberation, a selection committee will announce 6 finalists on December 15, 2021. These finalists will be invited to participate in a 5-month acceleration program, which will kick off with an in-person workshop in Vienna on January 20-21, 2022, followed by 5 months of workshops and coachings.

The acceleration program will end with the final external expert jury hearing and Award Ceremony on June 23, 2022, where the 2 most promising ventures will share a total prize of € 15.000 and each receive 50 pro bono hours from Deloitte.

 

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