Cre­at­ing solu­tions for a world of crises.

Impact start­up pro­gram to response to the effects of the war against Ukraine.

Impact Start­up Program

Social entre­pre­neur­ship plays a key role in address­ing the var­i­ous, con­stant­ly chang­ing crises and chal­lenges we face in soci­ety. PHI­NEO seeks to con­tribute to this by edu­cat­ing and equip­ping a new gen­er­a­tion of com­mit­ted founders with the nec­es­sary exper­tise and skills to empow­er them to have a greater impact in addi­tion to a finan­cial return.

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Russia’s attack on the Ukraine in Feb­ru­ary 2022 changed the world. The vio­lence has upend­ed the lives of mil­lions of Ukraini­ans, lead­ing to food inse­cu­ri­ty, an ener­gy cri­sis and much more.

As a part of our Impact Start­up Pro­gram, you will get sup­port to build your idea or scale your non-prof­it or for-prof­it start­up. We are open to many top­ics as long as they cre­ate impact. There­fore the issues range from refugee cri­sis, recon­struc­tion, food inse­cu­ri­ty and ener­gy sup­ply to health and legal issues and beyond.


Non-prof­it and for-prof­it startups

We are cer­tain that both non-prof­it as well as for-prof­its are a cru­cial as long as they are char­ac­ter­ized by a strong entre­pre­neur­ial spir­it and a strong impact mindset.


You are on a team con­sist­ing of at least two founders. At best, you will even be based in Berlin, as this is where the pro­gram will take place. As the pro­gram address­es the effects of the war against Ukraine, appli­ca­tions from teams with Ukrain­ian par­tic­i­pants are preferred.


Since the impact of the war against Ukraine is enor­mous, we are rel­a­tive­ly open to var­i­ous inno­v­a­tive solu­tions. At the very least, you should have an almost fin­ished pro­to­type that you can test or an exist­ing start­up that you want to bring to a new level.



Why you should take part?

  • COACH­ING, TRAIN­INGS & MEN­TOR­ING BY LEAD­ING EXPERTS: You will be assigned a coach who will guide you through the pro­gram, cus­tomize it to your needs and help you build your start­up. There will be a week­ly train­ing offer with work­shops which you real­ly need. Then there is a bud­get for men­tors, which you can choose from our pool and also change if nec­es­sary. There are expe­ri­enced founders as well as experts.
  • EXPER­TISE AND ACCESS TO IMPACT INVEST­ING: PHI­NEO is one of the pio­neers of impact invest­ing in Ger­many. We com­bine impact and finan­cial know-how in one team. There­fore, we can help you finance your project and pro­vide access to impact investors.
  • CO-WORK­ING: A neigh­bor­hood for the city of the future is being cre­at­ed at the for­mer Tegel Air­port. You can be part of this com­mu­ni­ty and get space in the first shared space of the for­mer Tegel Air­port. A place with enough space for cre­ativ­i­ty to exper­i­ment and a place with sym­bol­ic char­ac­ter for pub­lic attention.
  • PUB­LIC: In addi­tion, we sup­port you with our com­mu­ni­ca­tion to our broad net­work of part­ners, orga­nize events and mee­tups and con­nect you with the right people.


About us

Social entre­pre­neur­ship plays a key role in address­ing the var­i­ous, con­stant­ly chang­ing crises and chal­lenges we face in soci­ety. This chang­ing nature also requires new busi­ness mod­els and approach­es to strength­en the resilience of our socio-eco­log­i­cal sys­tem and make our world more liv­able and sus­tain­able.

PHI­NEO STAR­TUPS is launch­ing a start­up plat­form in col­lab­o­ra­tion with part­ners from all three sec­tors as a response to cur­rent and upcom­ing crises and soci­etal chal­lenges. We empow­er social entre­pre­neurs from idea to scale with com­pre­hen­sive edu­ca­tion and access to key net­works, exper­tise, and skills so they can achieve greater impact in addi­tion to a finan­cial return.

What can we do for you?

Dr. Andreas Rickert

+49 30 520 065 200