Jump-start for social startups
As a ‘Business Angel’ on the TV show ‘2 minutes 2 million – the PULS 4 Start Up Show’, Leo HILLINGER supports, among others, the following social projects by granting interest-free loans:
HECTARE NECTAR PROJECT 2028
The project brings together companies, private individuals and beekeepers to work together for the protection of honey bees and wild bees. Honey bees are cared for and propagated by expert beekeepers. The wild bees benefit from selected wild bee projects that we support. As an organic farm we know that there can only be one tomorrow and one future with a healthy nature. To make this tomorrow possible, our sponsorship strengthens the bees, whose busy pollination work gives rise to new life in the form of blossoms and fruits.
Wood Fashion is 100% fashion, but only 10% resource consumption – with 100% fashion versatility. Wood Fashion’s mission is fair designer fashion with ethical and ecological standards and honest content. Between the hills of Mühlviertel, at the edge of the Bohemian Forest at home, it is obvious to want to create something that is 100% sustainable: modern fashion, with a small, ecological footprint.
We all know Vienna as the city of St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg Palace and the Ringstrasse – sights that no tour of the town fails to see. Shades Tours does not visit these hot spots. Because Shades Tours shows another Vienna. In the selected tours, an element of insight into the topics of poverty and homelessness, as well as refugee matters and integration, is provided by those affected. In addition, Shades Tours also organises other activities that bring people together, such as cooking in the crypt, and handicrafts, or rehabilitative work in social institutions.
THE CLEVER BOX
The Clever Box was designed by a mother in order to provide her child with a sense of structure in its everyday life. Because it’s true that structure and regular rituals form a stable framework for the development of independence and personality. This structural aid – in the form of an attractive planning board – is suitable as a working tool for both parents and educators, and supports children and adolescents with Asperger syndrome or ADHD, as well as those with reading and concentration problems.
Joadre stands for colourful bags produced under fair-trade conditions. The basic idea behind the Austrian-Nigerian project is to provide women in Nigeria, Ghana and Togo with paid work, to help them gain economic perspectives and earn a livelihood. Especially, as local work is also an important tool in the struggles against poverty and against human trafficking.
The bags are distributed through the Joadre website, as well as in selected stores such as Weltladen or s’Fachl throughout Austria.