Start your business with HOLII and increase your impact!

Your impact startup in 3 months!

HOLII is a 3-month incubation program for startup ideas with social value. The program supports 10-12 startup teams by realizing their impact idea. The program follows a scientifically based approach. Participants learn core competencies, increase their self-efficacy and proactivity, and expand their network. In this way, HOLII reduces a startup’s uncertainty and increases the founders’ commitment. Ideas are implemented more quickly and have a greater impact in the long term.

Our video inputs
Vision, Mission & Values
Team- & Self-management
Team roles & founding motivation
Problem & target group definition
Impact logics
Business modelling & validation
Legal forms and taxes
Responsibility ownership
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and regular coworking at Utopia
Our understanding of impact

HOLII supports ideas with societal added value. In our understanding, an idea with added social value aims to contribute to the SDGs positively. This positive contribution (impact) should be the primary goal of the idea implementation.

Throughout the program, teams are then supported in setting up their company in a holistic (i.e., holistic) sustainable way. Teams develop an impact vision and impact logic, set impact goals, and learn how to measure and manage them. Holistic means that we look at the impact of the teams on all relevant levels along the value chain, from the legal form and the organizational design/management to the type of financing, the impact on society and the environment, to the interaction with employees, customers, and all other stakeholders.

Who do we support?

All interested start-ups from the Hamburg metropolitan region (incl. Lüneburg) can apply for the incubation program. Primarily, associates of the affiliated organizations mentioned in the footer are admitted (students, doctoral candidates, employees, and alumna).

The requirements for an application are that

  • a concrete founding idea exists;
  • the idea primarily pursues a social added value (cf. SDG’s);
  • a core team exists that is already actively working on the impact idea.