Learn more
Social Nest Foundation partners with 4YFN to put Impact at the core of the world’s leading startup event

Social Nest Foundation is the proud Partner of the 4YFN Impact Programme, that convenes startups, communities and investors that want to make a difference and have a positive impact in the world.

Impact Awards

Competitors working for a common goal: Sustainable Development

Organized by EAE Business School, Social Nest Foundation, and GSMA Innovation Fund, the Impact Awards are given in recognition of entrepreneurs who are developing business models that help us work towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

We want to reward innovative, entrepreneurial profiles who are carving out new paths to accelerate progress towards a more sustainable, fair and inclusive world. Our entrepreneurial ecosystem provides an open, collaborative platform for connecting enhancing the visibility of ideas, entrepreneurs, startups and professionals working to generate a positive impact through their business models.

Call for entries open until February 9th, 2024

The competition final will take place at 4YFN’s Discovery Stage in a hybrid format. Five finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their
company to the jury and the audience.

The call for entries is open until February 9th. After this deadline, the jury will select the finalists, who will receive mentoring and training for the final at 4YFN.

The projects must be submitted in English. Register here.

Investing in a Sustainable Tomorrow

Journey into the realm of impact investing, where stories of projects with deep and enduring influence uncover the pivotal role of investments in innovation. These tales illuminate ventures that prioritize social impact and environmental sustainability, reshaping the financial landscape. Yet, this path is not devoid of hurdles. These stories also illuminate the challenges faced by impact investing and the unwavering determination required to surmount them. Join us in this session to immerse yourself in a realm where investments extend beyond monetary gains, propelling us toward a more promising and sustainable tomorrow.

More information here.


February 26th, 12:00 pm · Hall 8.1 - Stand 8.1B13
Welcome by Social Nest Foundation
February 26th, 5:30 pm · Hall 8.1 - Stand 8.1B13
Presentation of The Gap in Between
February 28th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm · Discovery Stage
Impact Awards
February 28th, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Impact Investors Lunch
Hosted by Zubi Group and Social Nest Foundation. By invitation only.
February 29th, 11:15 am - 11:50 pm · Earth Stage
Panel "The Evolution of Impact Investing and why should social innovators care"
Nuno Brito Jorge, Founder & CEO, Goparity; Katrien Buys, Head of Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability, Grupo Ageas Portugal; Rita Branco, Impact Investor, 3XP Global; Rui Bento, Venture Partner, Maze Impact; Moderated by Margarita Albors Vives, Founder and President, Social Nest Foundation.