Symposium “Grow Impact – Austria!”

Graz, November 25 & 26, 2021

The program of the two-day symposium “Grow Impact – Austria!” aims to bring together the comprehensive ecosystem in Austria in one place and to enable and foster connections between key stakeholders. It aims to provide space for dialogue between those stakeholders who have an awareness of the potential of social entrepreneurship for the creation and expansion of sustainable business models and the promotion of employment.


Thursday, 25.11.2021 (10-16h + optional evening program).

Ecosystems for social innovation and social entrepreneurship.
The Austrian ecosystem + perspectives on comprehensive partnerships and cross-sector collaborations.

Impact Incubation
Establishing and operating social business support structures to scale social impact innovation

Impact and Business
Financing hybrid business models for impact incubators and social business

Friday, 26.11.2021 (9-12h)

Framework for Social & Green Entrepreneurship
Do we need an “eco-systemic change”?
Social entrepreneurs in the start-up ecosystem – transformation or complement?

Invited are all those who want to shape their support services in terms of the Austrian social business ecosystem and contribute their perspective in this regard.

  • Social Business and Social Startup supporting institutions
  • Representatives of public administration and political decision makers
  • Representation of interests of the social business community
  • Non-governmental supporting and funding organizations & individuals.

UNICORN Startup & Innovation Hub (event area 4th floor).
Schuberstraße 6a, 8010 Graz

Click here to register

Please note that due to the current measures to contain the COVID-19 virus, participation is only possible with registration and a max. 48 hours old PCR test.

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