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Impact Hub Vienna
This Award Ceremony marks the end of the found! 2020 5-month accelerator program for social entrepreneurs whose projects help to prepare refugees for the Austrian labor market! Traditionally, the found! jury event and program finalists announcement is taking place in person. However, due to recent events, we are moving the final event online!
Join us from the comfort of your house to find out which two startups will be the winners of the found! accelerator program and receive 25.000€ in total to further invest in their impactful ideas to help refugees transition into the Austrian labor market!
We look forward to seeing you there!
found! is a 5-month accelerator program for social entrepreneurs whose projects help to prepare refugees for the Austrian labor market, creating job opportunities, and helping them to build a life and livelihood in their new country.
It is an established initiative in the Austrian social impact community by the Deloitte Future Fund, executed in cooperation with the Impact Hub Vienna. The 2020 edition of found! marked the 4th round of the program. This year’s cohort participants are:
frida offers free, independent legal counselling for refugees and migrants, combining the two areas of law. We believe everyone must be able to enforce their rights.
FoodStories is a kitchen hub where refugee women are employed as cooks and cooking instructors, cooking their traditional dishes for delivery and catering and running cooking classes for individuals and groups.
The Connection has been helping young migrants integrate and acquire language, school and social skills for 8 years.
The Vienna Hobby Lobby offers free leisure program for children and young people from a disadvantaged social background. For many families leisure courses are very expensive, so that they can’t afford them. We work with ambitious young people with migrant background to give these courses.
ÖkonoWie? is a young start-up from Styria. The team wants to assist refugees and migrants in understanding the basic business and economic knowledge necessary for the Austrian labor market, thus filling knowledge gaps as well as offering additional qualifications.
[email protected] uses technology and utilizes the untapped capabilities of skilled refugees and migrants to provide affordable translation/interpretation services. This solution helps refugees and migrants overcome language barriers and contributes to their integration in the Austrian society.
The found! 2020 participants
(Top row, left to right) Farah Saad (frida), Ariane Olschak (frida), Petra Aji (FoodStories), Rosa Haltmeyer (Vienna Hobby Lobby), Leila Salehiravesh ([email protected]), (Bottom row, left to right) Valerie Mühlenburg (the CONNECTION), Diana Reuchlin (the CONNECTION), Denise Diex (ÖkonoWie?), Jasmin Abou Ahmed (ÖkonoWie). Photo by Lea Fabienne