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
2014 IMPACT Program Laureates
Patrick Vieljeux, CauseDirect — Christophe Denjean & Delia Mamon, Graines de Paix — Marie-Laure Burgener, GreenGoWeb — Frank Grossman, Orphanbiotec Foundation — Lucas Landolt, Pro Lehrstelle — Paolo Gallo, Verein Surprise — Ranziska Reinhard, AMIE Basel — Oliver Hartley, Mintaka Foundation — Manuel Klarman & Judith Ellens, Eaternity — Sandrine Cina & Isabelle Favre, Invisible Experience
2013 IMPACT Program Laureates
Dan Acher, 42Prod — Vanessa von Richter, Anouk Foundation — Lola Grace, MECI — Véronique Goy, Equal Salary — Marc Milton, Education for Peace — Stéphane Couty, Fondation Artère — Laura Venchiarutti, Mr & Mrs Cleen / Pro-jet — Taha Bawa, Goodwall — Roberto Agosta, Swissleg
2012 IMPACT Program Laureates
Latha Heiniger & Sandrine Pache, Bénévolat-Vaud — Benedetta Barabino & Beatrice Bressan, Dance With Me — Vessela Monta, IRHA — Graziella Zanoletti & Nicolas Sion, Friends of Humanity — Daniela Lang, Genèveroule — Julien Beauvallet & Cyril Royez, Urbamonde — Steven Eichenberger & Corina, Euforia — Laurent Thurnheer & Olivier Kressman, Summit Foundation