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!
Announcement Bootcamp Participants
Kick off - Acceleration program
Final Jury Hearing and Award Ceremony
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.
Deloitte Future Fund
"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
Impact Hub Vienna is a diverse community of founders, creatives, investors, established companies and NGOs who have one thing in common–we believe bold, entrepreneurial ideas can change the society for the better. At Impact Hub, people innovate with heart, balancing social responsibility with profitability to build a world that works for all. We support the growth of socially impactful business ideas and technologies by hosting a vibrant community, an inspiring space, customized accelerator programs and building collaborative partnerships. Impact Hub Vienna is also part of a global Impact Hub network of over 16,000 members in 100+ locations worldwide.