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Our programs 

Do you want to become a successful social entrepreneur? Would you want to have the opportunity to expand your impact and business knowledge and receive a grant to finance the development of your idea?

Social Tides incubation and acceleration programs support (aspiring) entrepreneurs at every stage of growth, providing guidance and fostering continuous learning cycles.

By joining our programs, you gain access to valuable expert training and peer feedback, which will optimize your validation process in the market and contribute to the overall development of your social enterprise.

Learn more about the programs and join our next cohort of changemakers. 

Accelerating social impact with AI

We believe that by combining technology and social innovation, we can accelerate social change and shape a better future.
This upcoming program will empower visionary entrepreneurs leveraging the transformational technology of AI to create social impact and advance the Sustainable Development Goals. 


Developing a social impact idea

Growing your social enterprise

Do you have an idea that you wish to further develop? Are you a local innovator eager to learn, develop and improve your business skills? Social Tides Aspire program is open to applicants with an idea looking to take their next step.

Are  are you an active start-up with an innovation or approach which addresses a social or environmental challenge? Social Tides Grow program is looking for applicants ready to impact at both speed and scale.


Why apply

Social tides intensive incubation and acceleration programs are designed adopting a hybrid approach, based on practical workshops, autonomous learning and peer sessions, to give you the knowedgle, tools, resources and inspiration to develop your idea and scale your social enterprise. 


Where you are in your social innovation journey will determine how much funding you're eligible for. Each selected social enterprise receives a cash grant up to €100,000. Each selected aspiring social entrepreneur receives a cash grant up to €10,000. 



Work with industry and technical mentors who will provide on-the-ground guidance to accelerate your progress or further develop or define your solution. Start-ups will receive incubation services including workshops, tailored to their needs, while aspiring entrepreneurs will be trained with the skills to help them take their next steps towards social impact.



Participants will be able to tap into and leverage our strong network of public, private and government partners to accelerate their professional development and solutions implementation.



Together, each participant will co-create a cross-border community to build a social entrepreneurship ecosystem which mirrors the values of openness and integration which sit at the heart of the European project.

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A community for systemic change

Program phases


Applications Open

All interested social entrepreneurs are invited to submit their ideas and solutions.





 The applications that best meet the criteria will reviewed

by the jury.

Results Announcement

About a month after the applications' dealdine.



Finalists join the 8-week program. 

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