Social Impact Award competition announced, deadline 15 April

Social Impact Award competition has been announced to help young people to implement socially significant entrepreneurial projects

Applications to participate in the competition can be made on the Social Impact Award site until 15 April 2019.

The jury will select 75 participating projects which will then go through an incubation programme. The SIA incubation programme is three months working on the launch of your own business in the professional community.

An online course will take place from 15 February to 15 March, which will help to define the idea of the project. Then from 15 March to 5 April, workshops in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Ekaterinburg will be organised, which will help to firm up the idea and transform it into a business model.

The incubator will take place from 29 June to 1 October. Participants will test prototypes, attract their first clients and determine a viable business model.

The competitionā€™s final is planned for 1 October. The jury will pick 4 winners who will receive grants of 130 thousand roubles each and will be sent off to an international SIA SUMMIT for winners from 20 countries. In addition to this, from October to December, the finalists of the competition will receive a mentor to develop their business in real conditions.

The programme is organised by Citi, Impact Hub Moscow and the Young Business of Russia programme.


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