Apply Your Entrepreneurial idea to SIA Serbia
The fifth Social Impact Award Serbia competition for the ideas for the development of businesses which solve a social or ecological problem is officially opened.
SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD is the largest youth educational competition related to social entrepreneurship, it is organised in 20 countries at three continents, and in Serbia, this competition is organised by non-governmental organization Razlivalište. This non-profit organization is founded in 2014 with the idea to introduce young people of Serbia to social entrepreneurship, create encouraging environment and provide support to the development of youth enterprises.
WHAT DOES THE PARTICIPATION IN SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD PROGRAM INCLUDE?
All teams and individuals who apply to the competition by 1 June 2019 will go through screening and assessment of the jury, based on whose votes the top 10 business ideas will go to the finals. The finalists will then go through incubation and there comes the most valuable segment of SIA program, education – three months of intensive work of teams at their project in the period June-September 2019, providing that the education with experts and mentoring program will be enabled.
In October 2019, the grand award ceremony will be held, where the finalists will have the chance to present their ideas in front of the jury and audience and present their development through the period of the incubation. On that occasion, the jury will choose the best three teams, i.e. projects and the votes of online voting will be summed up to give the fourth winner. These four teams will get the following awards:
EUR 1,500 each for launching their business
trip to the world SIA summit in Kiev, which will be attended by the winners from all countries where this program is implemented.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE SIA COMPETITION?
All citizens of Serbia aged 15 to 30 can apply to the participation in SIA program. If the team has already started to work on the idea, it is important that the work has been initiated after 1 January 2018 and that the project has not received financial support higher than EUR 3,000.
It is important to state that during the assessment, the jury will use the criteria which SIA is cherishing at the global level, which are innovation, social or ecological impact, feasibility and sustainability of the project. Pay attention to them when applying your idea to the competition!
For the inspiration and motivation, take a look at THE BOOK OF INSPIRATION where SIA winners from previous years are.
You can start the completion of the application whenever you want, it is important to finish it and send it before 1 June 2019.