PRIME MOVERS was previously known as Students' Impact Initiative.
PRIME MOVERS was previously known as Students' Impact Initiative.

PRIME MOVERS in three steps

It consists of 3 E's: Education, Engagement and Employment

We educate you in systems entrepreneurship

We believe in engaging, ongoing and immersive education that gives you the tools to take action in systems change. Within the two-year* program, you attend workshops ranging from SEO (search engine optimisation) and Growth Hacking, to emotional intelligence and time management and more.

*completion of the entire program is not compulsory

You engage in impactful initiatives

We have various initiatives in different areas where you will apply your learnings right away. Want to help start social startups? Find solutions to societal challenges? Teach children about sustainability, gender equality or challenges that come with digitalisation? You can choose to work on social entrepreneurship, social innovation or social education throughout the program.

As an alumni, you are employed in doing what you love

Going after your passion does not have to stop at volunteering. After you complete the PRIME MOVERS program, you can either apply to be employed in one of our ventures, or transition into purposeful careers in different organizations we work with.

Our focus areas

Waste and food waste

Gender equality

Digitalisation

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The PRIME MOVERS program in detail

Your first two semesters in the program

What you will be learning

in your first two semesters with us through training and workshops

Professional:
Event Management, Branding, Organisational Strategy (OKR), Digital Marketing Strategy, Content Marketing, Graphic Design, Adobe Illustrator Training, Pitch Training, Story Telling, Growth Hacking, Partnerships, Classroom Management by Teach for Austria

Personal:
Productivity and time management, Personal Goal Setting and Management

How you will have impact

in your first two semesters with us

Meanwhile, you will apply what you learn directly in our meaningful projects on a volunteer basis, spending 5-10 hours a week. This could be helping start-up a social business, building communities and finding innovative solutions or teaching children about the responsible consumption, gender equality or challenges of digitalisation like data privacy, echo chambers and more.

Your third semesters in the program

What you will be learning

in your third semester

Before the beginning of your third semester with us, you will have a chance to apply for middle management positions. Furthermore, you will start the second level of the PRIME MOVERS Program tackling more advanced topics and deepen your knowledge in your initial training with workshops including but not limited to:

Professional
SEO Strategy, Content Marketing II, Adobe Illustrator II, Growth Hacking II, Wordpress and CMS, Email Marketing Segmentation & Automation, Financial Statements (for Vereine), Business Modelling, Fundraising, financing

Personal
Emotional Intelligence, Career Planning

You will enjoy more autonomy in your responsibilities in the organisation and start increasing your network.

How you will have impact

in your third semester with us

Meanwhile, you will apply what you learn directly in our meaningful projects on a volunteer basis, spending 5-10 hours a week. This could be helping start-up a social business, building communities and finding innovative solutions or teaching children about the responsible consumption, gender equality or challenges of digitalisation like data privacy, echo chambers and more.

Your fourth semesters in the program

What you will be learning

in your fourth semester

Your fourth semester with us is where you are trained and prepared for your journey after PRIME MOVERS. At the end of your third semester, you will have the option to apply for board positions. Board membership is the perfect part-time job next to your educational journey. Board members enjoy a part-time salary, along with a heavy influence on strategy setting and decision-making in our organisation. Furthermore, they are intensively prepared for their next step through mentorship and trainings including but not limited to the following:

Emotional Intelligence, Self-confidence, Decision making and strategy setting, Case Studies, Conflict resolution, ENPS Methodology, Grinberg Method, Art of Hosting, Ideation techniques, Internal and external sales, How to coach and mentor your future team, Recruitment planning, Strategic Partnerships, Personal mentorship focusing on strengths and weaknesses of each board member

How you will have impact

in your third semester with us

Meanwhile, you will apply what you learn directly in our meaningful projects on a volunteer basis, spending 5-10 hours a week. This could be helping start-up a social business, building communities and finding innovative solutions or teaching children about the responsible consumption, gender equality or challenges of digitalisation like data privacy, echo chambers and more.

Your fifth semester in the program

Here are some of your options

Keep doing awesome things

Inductees are not forced to move up to positions that they have an option to apply for. You can keep doing the awesome work you are doing and consider your options later too.

Become a co-founder with shares

At this stage, you can apply to be a co-founder of one of our ventures with share options.

Become a part/full time employee

You can apply for part-time or full-time positions in one of our ventures.

Become the next managing director

You can apply to be the next managing director of PRIME MOVERS.

Start your own

As an alumni, you can start your own initiative with our support.

Interested? Applications for the next intake will open in September

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Awards and nominations

Winner at Climate Launchpad Austria 2018
Finalist at European Youth Award 2018
Incubatee at RCE Playpark 2018
Finalist at Social Impact Award 2018
Finalist at Reduce Food Waste EU Education Award 2019

How your growth is accelerated

Skills that last a lifetime

Emotional intelligence, team work, time management and more. Skills you pick up during the PRIME MOVERS program are with you for a life time whichever sector you choose to work in afterwards.

Projects that make a difference

We talk to academics, NGOs and companies to find gaps in the market for innovation and impact. Our award winning ventures keep in mind scalability, innovation, systemic changes and more.

Community

Join our growing community of doers who believe in their potential to fundamentally solve challenges in sustainability, gender equality, issues that come with digitalisation, education and more.

Self development

Regardless of how long you stay with PRIME MOVERS, you will be exposed to external growth opportunities as well through our network like workshops, conferences, academies and more. You will get different opportunities to share our network as well. The trainings mentioned above do not include the monthly workshops we organise with experts in the context of ONE DAY: The Stammtisch. We are all about your growth here!

Cooperation

Here are our partners that we are cooperating with or have cooperated with