Since 2009, the Social Impact Award programme has been promoting the knowledge and practice of social entrepreneurship among students in Europe and beyond.
This year, Social Impact Award Armenia falls under the scope of the Collaborate for Impact project and is being financed by the European Union.
In 2021, 9 teams were selected to pass through an incubation phase and undergo professional consultancy at Impact Hub Yerevan. All 9 finalists will be able to participate in this year’s Social Impact Award global summit, as it will be online!
The four main areas of the programme include:
- Awareness – Create awareness around social entrepreneurship as a potential career.
- Education – Provide the youth with the necessary input to found a social enterprise.
- Community – Enable the youth to get feedback from experts and peers.
- Support – Support the youth with know-how, incubation, and seed funding.
Over the course of 2 months, the selected teams underwent a rigorous incubation phase which not only included workshops but also one-on-one mentorship. During this phase, participants were imparted with valuable and useful information, both via workshops and mentorship, to help them prepare for both their online video pitches as well as their offline pitches in front of the jury!