Social Startups in Residence


    "Social Startups in Residence" is a startup scholarship for founding teams from Spain and Portugal.
    In the next 3 years the Social Impact Lab Leipzig is offering to 6 startups which aim to start a social business in Spain or Portugal the opportunity of an intense entrepreneurship support. The program aims to prepare social businesses with an integrated approach. Participating social entrepreneurs is not only offered the access to the complete social impact start scholarship. Moreover the participants will receive a cost of living allowance.

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  • Who can apply?

    • You reside in Spain or Portugal? Or you had to leave Spain and Portugal because of unemployment?
    • Your core business idea tackles a well-defined social problem?
    • Your idea is innovative?
    • You are motivated to fight for your idea?
    • You intend to create a social enterprise?
    • The expected social impact will outpace existing alternatives?
    • Your idea is sustainable and has potential to scale?
  • What includes the program?

    • The residence program consists in a 2 ½ to 6-month social business incubation program at the Social Impact Lab in Leipzig, Germany.
    • Including co-working-space, trainings and consulting services.
    • Information and qualification
    • Events of networwing
    • During the residence program the participating teams are provided with housing and a scholarship in the amount of 3.600 € (total value of 15.000 Euro). The scholarship will be paid only if no other funding exists.


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Matthias Hild


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  • Das Social Impact Lab Leipzig ist ein Projekt der Social Impact gGmbH,
    ermöglicht durch die Drosos Stiftung.