What are the IMPACT programs ?
The IMPACT programs aim at identifying socially innovative organizations with strong changemaking potential in a specific field or region, to professionalize them help them to grow and spread their impact.
Hence, they contribute to structuring social entrepreneurship through 3 targets:
- Drive the development of socially innovating organizations
- Professionalize those with the highest potential
- Create synergies and build bridges outside of the social entrepreneurship sphere, especially with the private sector to scale-up change
This program was conducted in Switzerland from 2012 to 2014 to support early stage entrepreneurs. Following a call of projects, 8-12 project bearers were selected over a three-year period to benefit from a six-month tailored coaching including seminars and trainings to develop their social business plan. At the end of the programme, the most promising projects were granted an award by a jury.
The IMPACT Program is a unique place to meet and exchange ideas with great people who shares the same values as me. - Impact Laureate