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We produce pioneers.  


What it is


pioneer:impact , a joint initiative of Impact Hub Tirol and Werkstätte Wattens,
is a 12-month hybrid accelerator program that empowers entrepreneurs to scale their impact in a sustainable and meaningful way in order to make them investment-ready.


What’s in it for you

We provide everything you need to achieve your impact goals.


8-month applied
learning program with
Industry-leading experts


4-month of 1:1
intensive coaching with experienced mentors


Financial and personal commitment of impact investors from your region


Alpine nature experiences bundled with community & peer-to-peer learning, personal development, and wellbeing

Deep Learning Program


The participating teams go through an 8-month training program for impact-focused entrepreneurship (7 modules, 3 days each, 6 weeks intervals, input & exchange on-site at Werkstätte Wattens, Tyrol, or remotely). The program ends in February 2023 with a 'Graduation Pitch Day' in front of potential investors and the possible qualification for the 4-month follow-up module of a 1:1 Deep Mentoring.


Learning, Skills & Fun

We invest in your mindset and help you grow your business as well as your impact goals. During the Deep Learning program, you will gain a deeper understanding of your business model and impact approaches, vision & strategy, financing & measuring of your impact, leadership approaches, personal development, and much more in an inspiring and motivating atmosphere.



Benefit from meaningful connections with experts, industry leaders, impact investors, potential partners, bright minds from the startup scene, and your peers! On your way to achieving your goals, we will stand by your side and create the ideal framework to build meaningful and long-lasting connections.

Executive summary

Deep Learning Timeline

Coaches & Experts

Renowned experts are contributing with passion, know-how, and their network to our program. Stay tuned for
"steep hikes" and "deep dives" with leading experts from the international startup and impact scene!

Deep Mentoring Program


The most promising teams will go through a 4-month 1:1 intensive coaching program. The program ends in June 2023 with an Investment Pitch Day in front of a selected audience.

Mentoring & Relationships


Each team is unique. During the Deep Mentoring Program, we match you with dedicated mentors who focus even deeper on your individual needs.


On the Investment Pitch Day, our pioneer:impact Investment Committee decides which impact-driven startup(s) will receive an investment of EUR 150k+. There may also be further investments by interested investors.

Deep Mentoring Timeline


We believe in the power of good relationships. That's why we match each team with a mentor and create the foundation for a deeper mentoring relationship. This may well become your personal confidant
who will end up writing your wedding speech.

Impact Investing

In the pioneer:impact program, we grant teams access to the right funding rather than relying on one-size-fits-all funding structures. By working closely with our teams and investors, we create a mix of capital to maximize impact for teams while generating financial returns for investors. For more information, click HERE.

Peers & Joy

pioneer:impact combines personal and entrepreneurial development with community building, peer-to-peer learning & outdoor experience. Tyrol is an extraordinary place, a real adventure playground! During the on-site modules, participants enjoy a wide range of opportunities for entrepreneurial and personal growth, peer-to-peer learning, joint activities, and wellbeing in an Alpine environment.

Holistic Wellbeing

Impact entrepreneurs are pioneers when it comes to addressing societal challenges while building a growing business. Growing pains, stress, overwhelm, team cohesion, and burnout are among the biggest challenges. In cooperation with Hil Foundation, pioneer:impact integrates mental health, resilience, emotional leadership and personal growth in our program. We offer support networks through training, coaching, peer-to-peer sharing & learning, as well as complementary activities.

Coworking & FabLab

This is your ticket to a workspace in Tyrol's impact & startup hot spots! We will provide you with a free temporary or permanent workspace for the duration of the program.
Choose between Werkstätte Wattens offices & FabLab or Impact Hub Tirol offices at Die Bäckerei.

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