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.

Apply now for this challenge

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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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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You can register your social enterprise for the Social Impact Lab 2018 as of 7 May. Submit your application form no later than 8 June 2018.


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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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