Ashoka Fellowship 2015

Walburga Fröhlich and Klaus Candussi are Ashoka Fellows!

Walburga Fröhlich and Klaus Candussi were appointed Ashoka Fellows on Dec. 3.

Ashoka supports outstanding people with an entrepreneurial spirit who revolutionize their sector with their idea and in doing so solve the most urgent problems of our society as “Ashoka Fellows”.

After successful admission to the Ashoka network, Ashoka promotes the growth and impact of its Fellows with strategy and know-how consulting, an individual stipend for three years from the international network, support for scaling and internationalization programs, and professional pro bono support from its partners. This enables the Fellows to continuously expand their entrepreneurial impact radius.

“Walburga and Klaus are a great addition to our network,” says Marie Ringler, Managing Director of Ashoka Austria and Europe Co-Leader. “Walburga is also the first female Fellow in Austria – a strong and important sign. We hope there will be many more.”

And Georg Schön, Co-Managing Director Austria: “atempo demonstrate how we can support people with disabilities to become changemakers for themselves and their own causes, making the world more accessible for all of us. We were also impressed by how much atempo has succeeded in establishing its solution in the German-speaking market in recent years, and the 27 franchise partners are a clear sign of that.”

“With access to the worldwide Ashoka network, completely new doors and opportunities are opening up for atempo,” Walburga Fröhlich and Klaus Candussi are enthusiastic. “This holds huge potential for inclusion in the labor market, because with each new partner, up to ten new jobs are created – also and especially for people with disabilities.”