Can your
social impact
innovation help us reimagine the future?

Every day, across Europe, people are making viable and practical on-the-ground solutions to solve local challenges in their communities. StartSocial is an open call to individuals and groups in public and private sectors doing this kind of work.


Because together, we can create a sustainable, inclusive and resilient future we all want to be a part of.

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Do you want to become a successful social entrepreneur?

Have you thought of a solution to a problem that concerns European society?

Would you want to have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and receive a grant to finance the development of your idea?

Do you dream of being part of a network of like-minded changemakers?


You came to the right place!




We believe that social enterprises and the entrepreneurs behind them are leaders. By putting purpose at the heart of business, they’re building new models for economies across Europe.


StartSocial is on a mission to support these leaders - to support you - to strengthen your impact-driven capabilities and to help scale your social impact innovation or idea. 


Our intensive acceleration program includes:


Social Business training with experts


Networking and mentoring from social business leaders


Funding and investment access


Community and visibility opportunities


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StartSocial has two tracks based on applicant eligibility. See which one is the right fit for you and join our next cohort of changemakers.

Do you have an idea that you wish to further develop? Are you a local innovator eager to learn, develop and improve your business skills? StartSocial's Aspire program is open to applicants with an idea looking to take their next step.

Are  are you an active start-up with an innovation or approach which addresses a social or environmental challenge? StartSocial’s Grow program is looking for applicants ready to impact at both speed and scale.

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Tapping into the diversity and innovation potential of the region, together, we can work towards solving local challenges which benefit our communities and society as a whole. Through business, we can lay the groundwork for sustainable, equitable and inclusive opportunities across Europe for all.