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We support social entrepreneurship in Germany. After the successful conclusion of the first accelerator, the Samsung for Impact programme enters its second round.

For this accelerator programme, we look for early-stage startups that fulfil the following criteria:

  1. You have developed a new tech-driven solution that
  2. can contribute to the aims of the European Green Deal and
  3. has a sustainable, economically viable business model.

Our winners

Together with you and our partners at Samsung and the Social Entrepreneurship Netzwerk Deutschland (SEND), we want to help your idea to make a breakthrough. For this purpose we’ve tailored the Samsung for Impact accelerator programme especially to the needs of Zebra startups. We accompany you and your team on an individual growth project over six months and help you with know-how, resources, marketing, and connections to important stakeholders that get you closer to your goals.

Tech for Green Deal

We support start-ups that tackle pressing environmental and social challenges with tech-driven solutions. Climate change and environmental degradation are existential threats to our planet and therefore to all of us. This is why the European Commission has agreed a new growth strategy with the Green Deal – one of the most important political initiatives for the next ten years. For the transition to a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy to succeed, we need innovative thinking and new solutions to the challenges facing society. Samsung for Impact focuses on the following three areas of action:

  1. Sustainable industry: applying state-of-the-art technology to industrial production to create a sustainable, circular economy.
  2. Sustainable mobility: using intelligent solutions to improve all areas of the traffic and goods transport industry and to save emissions.
  3. Climate action: reducing greenhouse gases through innovative solutions and completely new technological approaches.

You have an idea but aren’t sure whether it fits into one of the three areas? You’re welcome to apply anyway – we’ll review all submissions.

The advantages of our accelerator programme for you:

Resources

Prize Money / Devices:

1st Place: 15,000 EUR / Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy S20 & 27 inch monitor 2nd Place: 10,000 EUR / Galaxy Tab S6 Lite & Galaxy S20 Platz 3: 5,000 EUR / 3 Galaxy S20

Knowledge & Network

Kick-off mentoring bootcamp; ‘Connect’ membership at Impact Hub Berlin for one year; Coaching from Impact Hub Berlin’s experts; active support in developing partnerships; access to Impact Hub Berlin’s pool of experts and consultants to the value of 5,000 EUR

Communications Support

Communications training; PR support, Demo Video, participation in Demo Days, partner logos on company website, startup profile on Samsung’s website

Who are we looking for?

Are you as convinced as we are that technology plays a vital role in solving environmental and social challenges? Do you want to build a long-term business model with your idea? Then Samsung for Impact is the right place for you.   The programme supports young companies and startups that have been in existence for less than five years; are growth-oriented; and have their headquarters in Germany. You should have already developed a functioning prototype and ideally already have generated initial revenues. Teams of at least two people are eligible to apply.

Selection criteria

Digital, Social, Profitable

  • Digital: you make the most of the possibilities of digitalisation;
  • Social: you address social or environmental challenges;
  • Profitable: you operate a sustainable business model.

Compatibility

In the best case, your idea should have an idea compatible with the Samsung ecosystem

Industry, Mobility, Action

Your solution counts towards achieving the ‘Sustainable Industry’, ‘Sustainable Mobility’ or ‘Climate Action’ goals of the European Green Deal

The selection process is based on the following criteria:

 

  1. Innovation content;
  2. Effectiveness in relation to the three thematic priorities;
  3. Compatibility with the Samsung ecosystem;
  4. Scalability;
  5. Implementation potential;
  6. Team composition and expertise.

 

If you have any further questions or need more information, please contact us via email at samsungforimpact@impacthub.berlin. We look forward to receiving your application.

 

Note: You can apply via the link above or via the corresponding link on the Samsung website. Both links lead to the same application form.

Timeline

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