Programm for Social Entrepreneurs*

We will advise and support you in your social and cultural start-up project.

Are you inspired and want to make a positive contribution? Do you already have a concrete idea of how to overcome a social challenge? We will support you to start exactly at these points. Your idea will be turned into an effective business model. We will explore social entrepreneurial approaches with you and try out new working methods. Together we will create sustainable perspectives in your start-up project.

*Social entrepreneurs are individuals who devise solutions to social challenges in an entrepreneurial way.

How do we go about it?

The program takes place from May to December.

You will receive more detailed information when we meet in person.

1. Onboarding

We get to know each other while you get an insight of the topic. Together we define your goals and tailor our consulting services to you.

3. Prototypes & Market Test

Your impact model and business model are tested against your assumptions in the real world. You create your first prototype and test how your idea is received on the market.

2. Problems & Ideas

We identify and explore a social challenge. An impact model and business model to solve it are designed. We make initial assumptions about the problem and your target audience.

4. Implementation & Foundation

Your start-up idea is finally translated into a sustainable impact model and business model. We clarify final legal and tax issues. We find suitable financing and support you in your start-up.

Scholarship holder at a workshop. In the background you can see a flipchart on the topic of "goals".
Scholarship holder leaning over a table creating a poster.
Scholarship holder leaning over a table creating a poster.

Our offer includes:

  • Individual, needs-based advice and support for your start-up over several months
  • Mentoring through entrepreneurial experts
  • Consolidation of your entrepreneurial skills and personal strengths
  • Development of an economically viable and sustainable business model and impact model
  • Networking & exchange with like-minded people
  • Creative and collaborative methods and approaches
  • Free access to internal and public events
  • Free use of our rooms

Are you still at the beginning of your idea, or have you already taken the first steps with your start-up project? We adapt our consulting individually to you. We make adjustments where there are still areas for improvement, and we accompany you from the idea to the implementation of your impact-oriented business model.


Here you will find important dates for the programme 2024.

01.03.: start application period
14.03.: Pitch Night 2023 and information event
28.04.: application deadline
23.05.: Kick-off
30./31.05.: MACHN festival
05.06.: Onboarding
13.-16.06.: makers united fair
08.06.: Workshop: Social Entrepreneurship

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