The start-up program by Deloitte Future Fund and Impact Hub which aims to support the growth of start-ups working to address the climate crisis.
Do you have a startup or innovative idea to address the climate crisis and build a more sustainable future? Are you based in Austria? The Grow program offers you acceleration, coaching, and financial support to help grow your impact.
Deadline October 22, 18:00 CET
What You Get
Bootcamp & Acceleration – Shortlisted projects will be invited to a 2-day bootcamp to solidify their entrepreneurial skills and polish their ideas. Six (6) high-potential projects will be selected to enter an intense 5-month acceleration phase, filled with one-on-one coaching sessions and tailored workshops by Deloitte and Impact Hub experts specialized in Startup Development, Financial Advisory, Human Capital, and Enterprise Technology & Performance.
Experts & Peers – After conducting an initial assessment of your development needs, you will work with our experts on a weekly basis to accelerate your venture. Next to individual coaching sessions, you will also participate in 5 workshop days in Vienna. Here you will work with other entrepreneurs and strengthen your network of climate innovators.
Pitch & Prize – Finally, you will pitch in front of a multidisciplinary jury which will select the 2 most promising ventures and award them with a prize of € 10.000,- for first place and € 5.000,- for second place as well as 50 additional Deloitte expert hours each.
5 months Acceleration
Filled with tailor-made workshops and expert coaching
Tailored Impact Hub Workshops
To develop key areas in your business
Expert support by business and industry professionals
Choose to focus on Financial Advisory, Human Capital, or Enterprise Technology & Performance
Two winners will be awarded up to € 10.000, + 50 pro bono hours each.
Awarded by Deloitte
Who You Are
You have an innovative idea, project, or start-up in Austria, which contributes to creating a better future amid the climate crisis. You want to hone your entrepreneurial skills, further develop your venture, and ramp up your implementation. Then apply to Grow!
Deadline October 22, 18:00 CET
22.10.2023, 18:00 CET
Invitation to Bootcamp
Final Jury Hearing & Award Ceremony
All start-ups, projects, or ideas that have been submitted by October 22, 2023 18:00 CET will be reviewed and the shortlisted applicants will be announced on November 3, 2023. These will be invited to participate in the pre-acceleration Bootcamp from November 20-21, 2023. The Bootcamp will include workshops, coaching with Deloitte mentors, peer-to-peer formats, and a pitch to support the development of each project and identify those with a high potential for success and impact.
On December 23, the selection committee will announce the 6 finalists who will be invited to participate in the 5-month acceleration program. This will start with the Kick-Off Workshop on January 30, 2024 in Vienna.
The acceleration program will end with the final expert jury hearing and Award Ceremony on June 18, 2024. The First Place Venture will receive a prize of € 10.000, and the Second Place Venture will receive € 5.000. Both ventures will additionally receive 50 pro bono consulting hours from Deloitte.
It is important that participants are able to understand English, as several of the workshop trainers do not speak German. However, all written and verbal inputs from the participants may be given in German or English, depending on what is feasible and makes the most sense for each team.
You are welcome to submit the application form in German or English!
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 2026, Deloitte Austria will focus its Corporate Responsibility projects on the creation of perspectives on the labour market for disadvantaged youth and measures against climate change.
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.