Social Impact Lab 2019

This application form is intended for participants of PwC's Social Impact Lab 2019. The deadline to submit the application form is 07 June 2019. Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted.

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The Social Impact Lab is a challenge for startup and scale-up social enterprises that combine their passion to solve important problems in society with the power of the commercial enterprise. Our evaluation criteria are focused on social impact, innovation power and the long-term feasibility of the enterprises.

Please fill out the all questions as complete as possible for review round 1. PwC will review your social enterprise's application based on the information you provide in this form. 

Application form


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In which country is your social enterprise based? (Pflichtfeld)

What industry does your social enterprise represent? (You may choose more than one category.) (Pflichtfeld)

How did you hear about us? (Pflichtfeld)

Have you, or any one of your colleagues, worked together with PwC before? (Pflichtfeld)

Prior work relationship with PwC

In this section, we would like to gain understanding on your (or your colleagues) prior work relationship with PwC. Note that having worked with PwC before does not automatically exclude you from the competition.

Detailed questions

We would like to gather more detailed information about your social enterprise. Our assessment in review round 1 will be based on the information provided in the form. Therefore, please formulate clear, informative answers that paint the best picture of your organisation. However, try to stay within an appropriate amount of words (approx. 200-300).

Please select one or more of the SDGs (sustainable development goals) that are related to the primary goal(s) of your social enterprise. For more information please visit:

Select (Pflichtfeld)

Startups and scale-ups

This year the Social Impact Lab offers a track for both start-ups and scale-ups. Please find the definitions below. 

Definition social start-up:

  • Your enterprise fits the criteria of a social enterprise
  • Your social enterprise has been active for less than 3 years since market launch
  • Your social enterprise is registered at the Chamber of Commerce 

Definition social scale-up:

  • Your enterprise fits the criteria of a social enterprise 
  • Your social enterprise has a proven concept and the ambition to scale
  • Your social enterprise has been active for more than 3 years since market launch
  • Your social enterprise has an average annualized return of at least 20% in the past 3 years
Are you a startup or a scale-up? (Pflichtfeld)

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Social scale-ups: extra information

To adequately review your social scale-up, we would like to see your business plan. We also want to receive the financial statements of the past 3 years to be able to analyze the average annualized return of at least 20%.

Please send your business plan to our e-mailadres (including at least your business and growth model, the added value to the market and the target group). Mention the name of your social enterprise in the subject of the mail. 

Please send your financial statements of the last three years to our e-mailadres Mention the name of your social enterprise in the subject of the mail.


Thomas Steinbauer

Partner, PwC Austria

Tel: +43 1 501 88-3639

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