Accelerator Programs

We design, develop and manage programs and services that provide capacity building, acceleration and impact scaling for enterprises in Central Eastern Europe.

In our program work we address specific needs at all stages of the entrepreneurial process: from intention, start-up to scale.

We connect social entrepreneurs, investors and supporters with the aim of finding ways to disrupt society by shifting economic thought from profit towards impact. We develop new customized programs with and for our partners from both private and public sector. This year we also prototype the first scaling support service for impact ventures.

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Start your Accelerace @ Impact Hub Vienna!
Accelerace is a tailored support package for impact entrepreneurs to take your initiative or business to the next level. Get top-notch expert consulting, access to workshops & peer-to-peer meetings, an inspiring workspace and much more.

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Impact Hub Accelerator Programs



The main objective of the Programme is to create a European Network of mentors that will tutor Spanish Entrepreneurs in order reinforce their international business strategy of their newly created firm and/or make their business grow/accelerate locally and globally.


found! supports innovative and sustainable initiatives that create employment opportunities for refugees. Experts from Deloitte Austria and Impact Hub Vienna will work together with the founders of the six most promising ideas and support them with planning, implementing and developing their business ideas further.

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Greiner Family Impact Initiative

We believe that impact entrepreneurs with a sustainable business model can also have a measurable impact on society. Access to quality education and decent employment opportunities reduce the risk of poverty and social exclusion. We want to address this issue – join us!

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innovate4nature is a start-up initiative by WWF, SPAR and Impact Hub Vienna as part of the biodiversity campaign vielfaltleben by the Federal Ministry of Environment. The aim is to promote innovative business ideas that make a positive contribution to nature and the biodiversity protection in Austria. Submit your ideas now for the chance to win coaching and support from us at Impact Hub and up to € 15,000 starting capital!

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Investment Ready Program

The Investment Ready Program is an accelerator program for social entrepreneurs from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and aims to advance social entrepreneurship through capacity building and catalyzing investment into the sector.

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Mission 120

Future trends such as personalised medicine, precision medicine and artificial intelligence will have a massive effect on our health care. Due to rising life expectancy, we need new and innovative solutions for elderly care concepts and companionship.
Therefore, UNIQA and Impact Hub Vienna have joined forces to find innovative solutions and future trends in the areas of health care, elderly care and lifelong support.
The program is designed to take startups to the next level by offering them a tailor-made acceleration program. It includes coaching, access to the broad networks of UNIQA & Impact Hub Vienna as well as expert hours and mentoring.

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RE:WIEN supports start-ups/ventures that develop new solutions and try to create a positive impact on society (social/environmental impact). In an intense 6 months process, RE:WIEN works with ventures to develop their ideas further, establish smart and resource-efficient processes and build strong and sustainable businesses operating on the market.

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VIELFALTER is a start-up initiative organised by Nationalpark Kalkalpen in partnership with regional stakeholders (WKO Steyr, Leader Regionen), Scheuch Foundation and Impact Hub Vienna. The Idea-contest aims to promote innovative business ideas that bridge the resources of Nationalpark Kalkalpen with sustainable entrepreneurial activity to leverage its potential for the region Steyr-Kirchdorf and create long-term positive impact.

Submit your ideas now for the chance to win 5 months coaching and support from us at Impact Hub and up to €8,000 starting capital!

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Past Programs



The Climate and Energy Fund is supporting innovative business ideas and start-ups in the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency, mobility and agriculture to further develop their sustainable business models. Besides a customized accelerate program hosted by Impact Hub Vienna, start-ups get access to funding and relevant stakeholders in the environmental sector.

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Scaling Program

For one full year, up to 100 participating social innovators will be immersed in the Impact Hub network and acquire knowledge, skills and advice from top mentors. This will support them to successfully scale their businesses, drive social innovation forward and create positive impact.

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Social City Wien

As on of the pioneering partnerships on the newly established Social City Wien platform, the AMS Wien (Vienna’s Labour Market Service) and Impact Hub Vienna collaborate to offer “Social Entrepreneurship” workshops as part of the business-startup program (“Unternehmensgründungsprogramm”)

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Social Impact Award

The Social Impact Award supports young social innovators in 17 countries in Europe and beyond in building social enterprises that find solutions to the most challenging issues of our time. It does so by hosting events and organizing workshops to raise awareness for social entrepreneurship, teaching the necessary skills to navigate from vague intentions to promising ventures, providing access to networks and promoting the best teams with the Social Impact Award.

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Social Impact Start

Impact Hub Vienna, social impact and SAP Österreich GmbH are looking for start-ups that adopt innovative and scalable methods in order to tackle social problems. Social impact start supports social start ups from idea to market through a 4 – 8 months incubation stipend. All social and/or environmental ideas are welcome!

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Mobility is an important part of our lives and a central factor for the functionality of the global business system. At the same time transport makes up a large part of all greenhouse gas emissions. With the start-up challenge Start:e, the Climate and Energy Fonds actively promotes and supports new e-mobility solutions to tackle this issue.

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Have these programs sparked your interest in joining this exciting and passionate community?

Then find out more about how to become a member or contact our accelerator team for more information about how to scale your social startup.

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