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 apply before 8 June!

Social Impact Lab is a challenge for start-ups and scale-ups with a social mission. We help them to take their social enterprises to the next level and increase their social impact in order to strengthen social entrepreneurship in Europe. 

Just like last year the challenge is international. Not only participants from the Netherlands, but also from Germany, Austria and Turkey can subscribe. The winners of the challenge will receive a money prize, two years of coaching by PwC and the possibility to make use of PwC’s office facilities.

Social Impact Lab 2018 is over. Next year you can apply for the Social Impact lab 2019.

Want to know what the Social Impact Lab meant for the winners of last year? Please read the interview with the social enterpreneurs of SweepSmart.

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The date for the finals of Social Impact Lab has been set. You’re welcome on 25 September, between 15:00 and 18:00 at Blue City, Rotterdam.

Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. In view of this purpose, we see that the impact of social enterprises as an important topic is increasing. This year, more than 130 PwC employees helped review the business cases of 194 start-ups and scale-ups.

The finalists, 10 start-ups and 3 scale-ups, will pitch their business plans and show the potential social impact of their idea on the world.

The jury will announce three start-ups and one scale-up as the winners of Social Impact Lab 2018! The winners will receive a money prize, two years of support from PwC and the possibility to make use of PwC’s office facilities.

The finals will be hosted by Hanna Verboom, who is a vocal supporter of projects and entrepreneurs with a social impact.

Register for the Social Impact Lab finale. You will receive an email with more information about the programme in the coming weeks after your registration.

We are happy to present you the finalists of the Social Impact Lab finals 2018.

 

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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 four years twelve 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 offers 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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Marloes Tap
Projectcoördinator, PwC Netherlands
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