The not-for-profit company Social Impact gGmbH was founded in 1994 and develops products and services geared towards securing the future and balance of our society. Since 2012,Social Impact gGmbH has been focusing on developing infrastructure that promotes social innovations.
The creation of Social Impact Labs is one of its key projects. So far, these start-up and networking centres which are aimed at specific target groups exist in Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Potsdam and Duisburg.
The centres offer start-up programmes enabling new social enterprises to transform their ideas into viable business models with intensive and qualified assistance. Over the last four years, more than 1600 applications have been received for these programmes. In the same period, some 200 start-up businesses and teams have been selected and received start-up assistance.