together. make an impact.

We are SENA, the advocacy group for entrepreneurship with positive social impact.

We want to live in a world where people are active for positive social impact. We live this vision as social entrepreneurs. To do this, we connect like-minded people, network with our environment and empower entrepreneurial action for positive social impact. If you want to see more of us, you can find our image video here.

Our goals

  • A contact point and a home for social entrepreneurs
  • To make social entrepreneurs visible
  • Facilitate start-ups, break down barriers
  • Improve the financing situation
  • to inspire young people for social entrepreneurship

Details about us and our goals can be found in the association’s statutes.

Proven with study:
Social enterprises are important for society and the economy

First data available on the Austrian entrepreneurship landscape
The "Social Entrepreneurship Monitor Austria 2020", which was commissioned by the Ministry of Economics and prepared by Social Entrepreneurship Network Austria, is the first well-founded data basis for Austria. The analysis of the needs of social entrepreneurs forms the basis for measures for their further development.
More detailed information and statements by Minister of Economic Affairs Margarete Schramböck can be found here.

SENA ist enorm wichtig, um Sozialunternehmer*innen aus ganz Österreich eine Stimme zu verleihen, über die Regionen hinweg zu vernetzen und sich als nationales Netzwerk für strukturelle Verbesserungen einzusetzen. Durch SENA wird die Vielfalt und Energie sichtbar, die die Social Entrepreneurship Szene zu bieten hat.

Jana Ganzmann – Co-Founderin Impact Hub Tirol

Mit SENA haben Social Entrepreneure in Österreich ein Zuhause, eine Stimme, eine Kraft!
SENA vernetzt Social Entrepreneure in ganz Österreich zu einer starken Bewegung. Gemeinsam mit SENA arbeiten wir an der Entwicklung von Social Entrepreneurship in Österreich.

Georg Schön – Geschäftsführer von Ashoka Österreich