Customer Snapshot: Overview
Helping ~200 start-up companies bring their ideas to fruition since 1994
Line of Business
Finance, Human Resources, Service, Sustainability
SAP Business One
Number of Employees
Social Impact: ca. 50 employees
Customer Snapshot: History
From 2011 to 2015:
Customer Snapshot: Business Model
Social Impact provides expert start-up consultancy. To date, several thousand companies have been set up with the support of Social Impact. For several years, Social Impact has focused on supporting social start-ups that use their ideas to solve social challenges in an entrepreneurial way. Social start-ups are given grants that fund up to eight months of professional consultancy, coaching, workshops and co-working workplaces. Social Impact also offers foundation programs for special target groups (migrants, young unemployed people, and people with disabilities).
Customer Snapshot: Success Strategy
Social Impact Labs
Since 2011, non-profit organization Social Impact GmbH has been developing labs offering their start-up programs. There are already Social Impact labs in Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Duisburg, and Potsdam. The labs provide scope for co-working, networking, and events in addition to the start-up programs.
Social Startup Support:
This special program’s focus is to support social start-ups that use their ideas to solve social challenges in an entrepreneurial way. Social Startups are given grants that fund up to eight months of professional consultancy, coaching, workshops and co-working workplaces. Social Impact also offers start-up programs for special target groups.
Enter SAP: The SAP Experience
SAP helps the world Run Simple and improve people’s lives. Their CSR mission is to equip the world’s youth with skills to tackle society’s problems and thrive in the digital economy. They do this by focusing on building the capacity of innovative social enterprises that put young people on the path to successful IT careers, as well as building a skilled workforce for the IT sector with training and workforce development programs.
A Better Future for All
By supporting innovation in the social arena, SAP, Startery, and Social Impact are providing a generation of social-minded visionaries with the tools they need to create a better tomorrow. Together, they are empowering these young entrepreneurs to develop successful entrepreneurial solutions that address pressing social issues. They explore social problems that spark their interest, provide mentoring, workshops, shared office space, and business tools to bring their vision of a better future to life.