Impact Academy

20 March to 28 August
Application date
The Impact Academy offers targeted support in crucial areas of the growth phase of social businesses.

The aim is to make start-ups ready for impact investments through coaching and a supplementing online library. After registration the stage of your business will be assessed and a decision on the admission to the Academy will be taken. Please note that start-ups need at least a proof-of-concept to be accepted to the Academy. 

What is the Impact Academy?

  • A six-month coaching-cycle for social entrepreneurs
  • Matching of social entrepreneurs’ needs and senior corporate managers’ skillsets
  • Goal oriented program for efficiency and maximum impact
  • Access to supporting tools on impact investing and network for social entrepreneurs
  • Input sessions led by experts with topics such as Legal Aspects, Impact Management, and Impact Finance

Please note that this is NOT a financing program and participants will NOT be allowed to ask for funding support from their coaches. Furthermore, this program requires you to attend regular meetings in Switzerland.

Who is it for?

This program is for social businesses in the growth phase – at least a proof-of-concept is required to be accepted to the Academy. Subsequently to your application, seif will assess your business growth potential as well as current stage and will identify support areas.

Save the date: The kick-off event to the autumn cycle will take place on March 20th, 2019 and is mandatory for participants.

How to attend?

  • Be a highly engaged and committed social entrepreneur
  • Participation is free of charge for social entrepreneurs but high commitment is essential!


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