The Impact Shakers Awards
Startup Awards with a cherry on top.
create ripples that
change millions of lives.
It is time to celebrate those who make it their mission to empower as many people as possible to contribute to, and share in the benefits of, sustainable economic growth.
The Europe Edition
Become one of the first winners!
"The impact Shakers" startup awards celebrate that which is good and helps to build a better world. We use the doughnut economic model as a framework for the awards, and focus on the 12 domains in the social foundation as 12 awards.
Become a partner
Join a movement towards more inclusive entrepreneurship
Let's celebrate impact businesses in Europe. Join us an ecosystem partner or support a specific category award and help showcase the enormous potential of initiatives that create an environment in which humanity can thrive.
“I realized that if I was willing to step up and be in the spotlight,
I’d be able to make everyone else around me much more powerful as well.”
What is the Doughnut?
A compass for human prosperity in the 21st century.
It consists of two concentric rings.
A social foundation – to ensure that no one is left falling short on life’s essentials, and an ecological ceiling – to ensure that humanity does not collectively overshoot planetary boundaries.
Between these two boundaries lies a doughnut-shaped space that is both ecologically safe and socially just – a space in which humanity can thrive.
We couldn't imagine a better framework to base the awards on!
Our goal is to start tracking companies within the doughnut and share insights.
“Thriving People on a Thriving Planet”
The Impact Shakers Awards
12 awards, inspired by the 12 domains in the social foundation of the doughnut.
This first edition is focused on Europe, but new regions will follow soon!
Income & Work
Peace & Justice
We are very honoured to present some of Europe's leading changemakers as your kind and just judges.
The winners in each category will get to participate in an intensive bootcamp to help them 'Raise Alternative Funding'.
The bootcamp will offer unique networking opportunities for the first winners of the Impact Shakers Awards. They will get to interact with the top founders in their region and learn from experts as well as peers.
As the awards expand across the globe, the alumni network will become an empowered group of impact entrepreneurs lifting each other.
More prizes to be confirmed!
About the Organizer
With Impact Shakers we tackle complex societal challenges through inclusive entrepreneurship. We work to bridge the gap between impact and profit and to build and scale stronger ventures. We are part of a global movement working on making impact a logical part of every business model. Making the impact economy, just the economy.