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Social Impact Lab

Does your start-up have a social mission? Are you ready for the next step in making your growth ambitions come true? Then the Social Impact Lab is for you!

Social Impact Lab 2019

The sixth edition of the Social Impact Lab took place on 30 September 2019! From the more than 120 applications, a selection was made of thirteen social enterprises who presented their company with a pitch in which they shared their impact on society and the environment. From the thirteen social enterprises, four winners were chosen and received the following prize: two years of intensive coaching and advising from PwC and use of our facilities, including a money prize. 

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The Social Impact Lab is a competition in which we help start-ups and scale-ups with a social mission a step further. Already during the challenge we guide you in the field of networking, financial advice and your business plan. In this way you bring your social enterprise to a higher level, even if you do not end up in the final.

The challenge is also international, which means that participants from Germany, Austria and Turkey can also register.

The final of the Social Impact Lab 2019 took place on Monday 30 September. Ten start-ups and three scale-ups pitched their business plans for a jury. Four winners were selected by the jury members.

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A social enterprise is similar to a ‘normal’ enterprise, as it provides a product or service and has a revenue model. However, making money is not their ultimate goal, but a means to achieve their real mission, which is the creation of social impact.

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At PwC we want to help build trust in society and solve important problems. In view of our purpose, we see increasing the impact of social enterprises as an important topic.
This is why we offer our knowledge and expertise in various ways.

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In the last five years twenty-one social enterprises have won the Social Impact Lab. Read more about them.

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Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Social Impact Lab.

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This year the Social Impact Lab offered a track for both start-ups and scale-ups. Please find the definitions below.

Definition social start-up:

  • Your enterprise fits the criteria of a social enterprise
  • Your social enterprise is active for less the 3 years since market launch
  • Your social enterprise is registered at the Chamber of Commerce

Definition social scale-up:

  • You fit the criteria of a social enterprise
  • Your social enterprise has a proven concept and the ambition to scale
  • Your social enterprise has an average annualized return of at least 20% in the past 3 years

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Nikki Molenaar

Nikki Molenaar

Senior Manager, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)6 2076 2374

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