SnS Ventures SnS Ventures is an incubator that supports students in their first steps to create a social and sustainable business, and actively involves them in all of its activities. SnS Ventures is a social entrepreneurship incubator and network founded jointly by the University of St.Gallen and the University of Zurich in 2013. In 2016 it is an indispensable part of both universities and complements the incubators Startup@UZH and Startup@HSG, which support students’ first steps towards creating a social and sustainable business. Students are actively involved in participating and organising all kinds of activities that bring an entrepreneurial spirit and social and sustainable issues together. SnS Ventures follows a threefold strategy: • “SOURCE” fosters student engagement and raises students‘ awareness of the value of creating social and sustainable business ideas; • “ENABLE” provides interested students with early support, basic skills and individual consulting to turn ideas into concrete projects; and • “EXECUTE” provides intensive support for a few highly promising projects with the potential to turn into start-ups. Since the initiation of SnS Ventures, some 50 social or sustainable ventures have received coaching at the two universities and several start-ups have received more intensive support. In 2016, these were: Project Aqua, which offers micro-sharing solutions for consumer products to support better water distribution in Africa and Jivana Vitality, which creates a holistic ecosystem for the home-delivery of life-sustaining products in India. The incubators actively support ventures’ participation in the university-wide pitch competitions. Interested students can contact Startup@HSG or Startup@UZH to join the ecosystem, receive feedback on and support for their projects and ideas, or to become SnS network ambassadors.