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Scaling Model

Our licensing model has allowed us to reach more than 25 countries since 2009.

Our Approach

  • Localized

    SIA’s tried and tested expansion model has allowed us to reach youth in over 25 countries with a program deeply rooted in local realities. SIA works with established organizations with strong local connections who “host” our program in their country, and provides them with program design and tailor-made services for successful implementation.

  • Collaborative

    We call our licensees “hosts”. They are much more to us than contractual licensing partners, but rather collaborators for impact that share our values and our mission.

  • Time-tested

    SIA has been using this model since 2012. By setting clear and consistent standards with all our hosts, we are able to maintain alignment around the world and provide our hosts with centralized services at low costs.

Host Responsibilities

  • Implementation

    Hosts organize the local delivery of the program. Hosts adapt the program according to realities in their country all while abiding by international standards.

  • Partnership Development

    Our hosts secure the funding necessary to run the SIA program, with the help of the SIA International team. They also establish a strong network of partners (ie. universities, experts, mentors, etc.) that support the implementation of the program.

  • Representation

    Our hosts represent SIA in the national ecosystem, and respect the global SIA corporate identity.

Our Team

Our team works tirelessly to improve the quality of our program and deepen our impact.

Meet the team

Current Hosts

  • Center for Youth Education

    NGO “Center for Youth Education” is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political youth organization, founded in Podgorica in 2009, with the aim of supporting, affirming and encouraging young people to strengthen activism, volunteerism, mobility and non-formal education.

    As a socially responsible organization, we have been implementing projects for years related to strengthening the capacity of young people, their informal education, development of a culture of youth participation, providing mechanisms for their activism and development of youth work.

    We strive to contribute to the creation of better conditions for growing up, maturing, living and working of young people in our environment with our ideas and projects. As values that we provide, we can mention teamwork, tolerance, transparency, desire for networking and innovation in work, as well as readiness and openness to new experiences and knowledge.

  • Coworking Cvernovka

    A community coworking space for a diverse community of freelancers, small entrepreneurs, non-profits and social innovators. In addition to basic services. The coworking space also offers regular networking events for its members and a wide range of educational events, discussions, workshops, lectures and seminars, both offline and online.

  • HUKI

    The Croatian Office for Creativity and Innovation (HUKI) is an association founded to promote entrepreneurship, social innovation, networking and mutual assistance in developing personal skills for employment and personal advancement. The association focuses on youth networking and non-formal education, whose ultimate goal is to raise the motivation, entrepreneurial spirit and willingness of young people to participate in shaping positive social change with a lifelong personal development and enhancement of personal competences with the aim of creating a prosperous future for each individual and therefore the entire community.

  • Impact Hub Amman

    As part of the global Impact Hub network (present in 100+ cities), we host and support a locally-rooted, globally-connected community of entrepreneurs, creatives, and thinkers working towards impact through our workspaces, programs, and events in Jordan.

  • Impact Hub Budapest

    Impact Hub Budapest provides a home for a diverse community that supports positive social change. They believe that a more sustainable world evolves from the combined accomplishments of creative, compassionate, and collaborative people who see and do things differently and have the entrepreneurial passion to create REAL impact. Impact Hub Budapest hosts many inspiring events to educate and connect their members and their local community. Ever since their launch in March 2016 they’ve been spreading the news of impact in the city.

  • Impact Hub Innovation

    Impact Hub Innovation has unlimited opportunities for everyone who wants to educate, entertain, inspire and develop. As part of a global network, their community and coworking spaces offer the perfect work environment and event venue for individuals, start-ups and small companies in the Czech republic. So far, since their launch in 2010, they have run 8 acceleration programs for smart ideas and – with a panel of consultants and experienced mentors in the back and proven models for years – they continue to enable entrepreneurs to grow across the market.

  • Impact Hub Istanbul

    Impact Hub Istanbul offers a membership based co-working space to empower impact driven, creative people. The community consists of people from a wide variety of disciplines like entrepreneurs, consultants, investors, software developers, designers, artists, creatives, and freelancers. Impact Hub Istanbul provides institutions and community members not only with an environment and events that get them inspired to increase their impact, but also with an authentic ecosystem where there’s strategic resources and collaboration opportunities. Impact Hub Istanbul is a part of Impact Hub global network, operating in more than 100 centers around the world with more than 16.000 members.

  • Impact Hub Monterrey

    Founded in 2013, Impact Hub Monterrey is a non-gubernamental and non-profit organization whose mission is supporting people from vulnerable communities, like women, people with disabilities, people from indigenous communities, and most recently youth, to develop their business through teaching and mentoring, with the objective they could start a venture that will bring incomes to support themselves and their families.

  • Impact Hub Tbilisi

    Impact Hub Tbilisi is a co-working space where one can meet, collaborate, produce, learn, network and create. It is a place, where individuals and organizations strive to create a better world. They are a team of thinkers and doers with different personalities and diverse professional backgrounds, including but not limited to business, commercial and development banking, media, government, non-profit and private sectors. Their vision is to foster trust, collaboration, transparency and knowledge sharing among diverse group of people.involving over 2700 youths in 25 cities; incubating 70 start-ups each year; accelerating over 20 social innovators yearly and gathering over 550 innovators in Future Summit every November.

  • Impact Hub Yerevan

    Impact Hub Armenia Social Innovation Development Foundation (a.k.a Impact Hub Yerevan) is a social innovation space and community with a mission to support social impact projects and enterprises which propel the positive development of Armenia. We have proven to be one of the most successful social enterprises in Armenia: 50+% of our annual income is generated from the business activities we run, such as offering a unique coworking space, consulting services and so on.

    Since opening its doors in 2016, Impact Hub Yerevan has designed and implemented 30+ programs, hosted over 500 social and educational events, and has hosted over 1000 members with different projects/organizations representing every sector in Armenia.

    We are passionate to make a positive impact, to help pave the way for a better and just future. We value diversity in perspectives, knowledge and experience because we understand that the best way to solve complex challenges is by creating multi-faceted and innovative solutions. We inspire, connect and enable entrepreneurs and individuals to take on Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Lazima Nipate Academy

    We tackle failing education and resulting unemployment in Africa through creating self-organized and freesponsible learning spaces, where disadvantaged youth and refugees unleash their potential for positive change as social entrepreneurs. Tailor-made empowerment stages and self-management processes support scholars to define their own path and put the power of education in their own hands. Enabled as changemakers, scholars often turn challenges into opportunities to make a sustainable living out of what they are passionate about.

  • Razlivalište

    Razlivalište was initiated by a group of students that were – and still are – determined to make the environment more fruitful for those who want tackle societal issues. Since its launch in 2014, the organization is an integral part of the community dealing with the field of social entrepreneurship and youth education, in Serbia and in the world. Through various programs, young people are encouraged to initiate as well as participate in social change by evoking their entrepreneurial skills.

  • SENTA Bukavu

    Social Entrepreneurship Academy (SENTA) supports local youth in the Democratic Republic of Congo to become social entrepreneurs. As many refugees have fled the Kivu region into Uganda, creating economic opportunities is a prerequisite to stability and peace. SENTA is part of the Social Innovation Academy (SINA), who tackles failing education and resulting unemployment in Africa by creating self-organized and freesponsible learning spaces where disadvantaged youth and refugees unleash their potential for positive change as social entrepreneurs.

  • SLOAM – Slovenian Youth Agency

    The Slovenian Youth Agency (SLOAM) represents the juncture between young people, non-governmental organizations, public institutions, and responsible companies. Through the development and implementation of programs and regular communication, we encourage young people into active citizenship, social and environmental responsibility and enable their personal growth.

  • School of ME

    School of Mindful Entrepreneurship (School of ME) is an NGO/startup that develops and implements social, school, and youth entrepreneurial projects to achieve change of values in the business ecosystem.

  • Social Impact Award Deutschland gGmbH

    Social Impact Award Germany (SIA) is the sister company of Social Impact Award and is focused on empowering youth to make a difference in Germany. We support their development into active agents of change that build social ventures and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

    We do so by hosting local events and organizing workshops on social entrepreneurship, running incubation programs to help validate and prototype impact and business models, and nurturing this global community of resilient social entrepreneurs whose stories raise awareness about the field and inspire local youth to take action.

  • Social Impact Award gGmbH

    Social Impact Award (SIA) empowers youth to make a difference in 15+ countries across Europe, Central Asia, and Africa. We support their development into active agents of change that build social ventures and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

    We do so by hosting local events and organizing workshops on social entrepreneurship, running incubation programs to help validate and prototype impact and business models, and nurturing this global community of resilient social entrepreneurs whose stories raise awareness about the field and inspire local youth to take action.

  • Social Innovation Academy

    The Social Innovation Academy (SINA) is tackling failing education and resulting unemployment in Africa through creating self-organized and freesponsible learning spaces, where disadvantaged youth and refugees unleash their potential for positive change as social entrepreneurs. Tailor-made empowerment stages and self-management processes support scholars to define their own path and put the power of education in their own hands. Enabled as changemakers, scholars often turn challenges into opportunities to make a sustainable living out of what they are passionate about.

  • The Social Incubator

    The Social Incubator Association is founded in April 2014, to increase the chances of social and professional integration of youth from vulnerable backgrounds through the development and implementation of tailor-made services and innovative entrepreneurship solutions. Most often they deal with the educational sphere, integration, and mentoring, but also artistic area.

International Support Offerings

  • Branding & Communications

    We provide hosts with a wide range of brand elements, as well as a variety of support offerings for communications. These range from strategic guidance to visual templates, social media management and more.

  • Community Gatherings

    We organize a variety of gatherings throughout the year, allowing hosts to connect, learn from each other, and co-create the future of the program.

  • Impact Assessment

    We provide hosts with multiple surveys each year, allowing them to gain feedback from their participants and better understand the local impact of their work.

  • IT Infrastructure

    We provide hosts with an IT architecture to run an effective program and keep track of key data, including a dedicated website, platforms for both applying and participating in the incubation, and more.

  • Partnership Support

    We support national partnerships through a variety of offerings which include fundraising templates, strategic guidance on fundraising procedures, support calls, and more.

  • Program Design

    Hosts receive a fully designed program, tried and tested over 10 years, which includes templates, IT solutions, and training for your facilitators and program managers.

  • Team Hosting

    We offer all team members direct support, either through ongoing messaging and calls, or through our internal knowledge platform, the SIA Playbook.

Our Impact

Since 2009, SIA has impacted thousands of young agents of change in more than 25 countries.

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Impact Data

  • Global community
    30.000+ Young people that turned their idea into since the launch of our incubation in 2015
  • Ecosystem building
    1.000+ Organizations that have partnered with SIA around the world since 2009
  • International reach
    18 Countries that hosted SIA last year