Seif Award ceremony 2017

02.10.2017 17:00 - 20:00
Volkshaus Zurich, Stauffacherstrasse 60, 8004 Zürich

The ten finalists of the SEIF Awards for Social Entrepreneurship 2017 will pitch to the jury and the audience. Five winners will be chosen and each awarded CHF 10'000

The Seif award ceremony that commemorates the extraordinary work of social enterprises looking to tackle societal and environmental problems through innovative and entrepreneurial ideas, the 5 winners will be revealed.

Attendees will meet with our diverse audience that includes key people from academia, impact investing, foundations, the corporate world and startup community.

The key note will be held by Paula Schwarz who will share with the public how to drive social innovation in migration. Be there and get inspired by the drive of this incredible woman.

Paula Schwarz is an innovation artist and runs a trust network called Startupboat. The movement began when Paula and her crew digitized refugee camps in Greece with partners like Facebook, Google and the United Nations Refugees Agency. They met on open water and developed solutions for challenges linked to the European refugee crisis around healthcare, mobility and shelter innovations that were used by a total of 9 million users in 2015. Today, Startupboat operates permanently in Afghanistan, Jordan and Greece. Paula was named among the ‘100 Real Leaders of Tomorrow’ by Forbes Magazine for connecting tech-giants with grassroots initiatives that deal with the refugee crisis in Europe, was listed among the ‘30 social entrepreneurs under 30’, was chosen as among ‘40 top entrepreneurs under 40’ and ‘6 female founders to watch out for in Germany’ by Capital Magazine for 2016. Besides her activity with the Startupboats, she founded the Pythagoras Academy and is Vice Chair of the Schwarz Foundation.


Details of the program are availble in the seif website.



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