IMPACT program

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

IMPACT Program

Ashoka Switzerland has been support Changemakers in its IMPACT Program from 2012 to 2014

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