Social & Green Business Incubation Program

You have developed and critically analysed a business model and now want to start a company as a social & green entrepreneur. Then you are right here!

full support for CHANGE MAKERS

Individual advice, access to experts and support from mentors, know-how development, the startup network, the social business community and the possibility of an office place are available to you for a period of up to 12 months. The goals are to set up a social business and to entry the market with the first products. The start-up program is aimed at people who have founded an impact-oriented company in the last 12 months or plan to do so in the next 12 months.

>> Click here to see the Teams in our Social & Green Business Incubation Program!

Jury selection process take place twice a year to decide whether to include projects in the incubation program. In preparation, we recommend that you take part in the Impact Bootcamp.

7 Apr 2024
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Submission deadline for the incubation program – 7 April 2024

The goal of the incubation program is to found a social or green impact enterprise and to implement the first steps towards successful market entry. The incubation program is aimed at people who have founded a Social & Green Enterprise in the last 12 months or plan to do so in the next 12 months.

Details zu Submission deadline for the incubation program – 7 April 2024
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Social and Green Business Incubation Programme with a value of 10.000 EUR

+ 15 hours of 1:1 coaching from our experts and mentors 

+ 12 months office workspace and use of various meeting rooms in the UNICORN Startup & Innovation Hub 

+ 14 specialist workshops on numerous facets of corporate development (financing, crowdfunding, sales, etc.) and impact analysis 

+ Promotion of your start-up across all channels of the Social Business Hub Styria 

+ Presence at our topic and networking events 

+ Integration into the Styrian social business community 


Additional bonus for founders who start the incubation program as part of the GRESODI community in May 2024:

+ 3 individual coaching sessions (diagnostic sessions) for strategy development) 

+ 6 specific workshops on digital or green/social entrepreneurship topics 

+ 1 voucher worth €1,000 for digitalization or sustainable (green) project measures 

+ Opportunities for international exchange and collaboration: Expand your network and get to know other social entrepreneurs from the partner regions Hungary (Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén) and Spain (Catalonia). 

Participation in a video pitch competition within the GRESODI community with the chance to win a study visit to one of the partner regions. 


Documents to submit with application

+ (Social) Business Model Canvas

+ Implementation plan

+ Pitch deck (max. 10 slides)

+ Curriculum Vitae of applicants

The final jury decision takes place during a pitch event to which the best submissions are invited. You can submit your application via the link below.

Apply here
Get to know more about our incubation programme


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Let’s get in touch

Tel.: + 43 699/190 36 466


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