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Impact Start­up pro­gram to respond to the effects of the war against Ukraine

PHINEO Startups, Berlin, is taking app­li­ca­ti­ons for the second cohort of the Ukrai­ne Respon­se Pro­gram

PHINEO Startups, Berlin, is taking app­li­ca­ti­ons for the second cohort of the Ukrai­ne Respon­se Pro­gram star­ting in June 2023. App­li­ca­ti­ons are open until 16th April 2023. Up to 10 star­tups will be accep­ted into the program. Read more.

Who can apply?

  • Sta­ge: Star­tups in all sta­ges (ear­ly or later stage)
  • Busi­ness model: Non-pro­fit as well as for-pro­fit orga­niz­a­ti­ons can apply
  • Solu­ti­on: PHINEO aims to sup­port star­tups that are deve­lo­ping solu­ti­ons in respon­se to the effects of the war against Ukrai­ne. The issu­es addres­sed can ran­ge from refu­gee cri­sis, recon­struc­tion, food inse­cu­ri­ty and ener­gy sup­ply to health and legal issu­es among others.
  • Team: Your team con­sists of at least two foun­ders. You are based in Ber­lin, as the­re is whe­re the pro­gram takes place. Sin­ce the pro­gram addres­ses the effects of war against Ukrai­ne, app­li­ca­ti­ons from teams with Ukrai­ni­an par­ti­ci­pants are preferred.

Why should I apply?

The spe­cial fea­ture of the pro­gram is cer­tain­ly PHINE­Os net­work and exper­ti­se in impact inves­ting, a com­mu­ni­ty of busi­nes­ses, foun­da­ti­ons, inves­tors, NGOs and govern­men­tal orga­niz­a­ti­ons, as well as the inno­va­ti­ve co-working space at bUm, a com­mu­ni­ty space for non­pro­fit orga­niz­a­ti­ons and activists.

Does the pro­gram offer finan­cial support?

The pro­gram does not offer finan­cial sup­port at this time. Howe­ver, PHINEO is hap­py to make avail­ab­le its wide net­work of com­pa­nies, foun­ders and inves­tors, foun­da­ti­ons and other rele­vant sta­ke­hol­ders from civil socie­ty, as well as govern­men­tal orga­niz­a­ti­ons, to help you mate­ria­li­ze your ide­as and find poten­ti­al partners. 


PHINEO Startups is part of the PHINEO gAG, a non-profit analysis and consulting company dedicated to social impact for ten years. Their impact-oriented team has several years of professional experience in consulting and company building. They have access to one of the broadest impact investing networks in Germany.