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The Ashoka Visionary team strives to make internal knowledge, derived from working with Ashoka Fellows in the CEE Region, accessible to participants from all sectors. In coordination with our Ashoka colleagues around the world, our team operates within the local network to improve the framework requirements that social entrepreneurs must face. The Visionary Program supports Ashoka's mission to create an ecosystem in which Changemakers can flourish. We build an environment in which the work of Changemakers has higher visibility. We support their plans for social change with know-how, strategic partnerships, coaching, financial means, ideas, and commitment.

Raphaela served as a business consultant until she went on to assist in the creation of the Business School of the University of Vienna (WU Executive Academy. Since 2014 she has been with Ashoka, and has developed the Ashoka Visionary Program.

Raphaela Tončić-Sorinj

Head of Programs

Since 2014 Georg has served as Co-Country Director of Ashoka Austria. He has degrees in Social and Cultural Anthropology and Political Economy. He has worked on environmental, socio-economic and peace-building projects for NGOs and international organizations.

Georg Schön

Co-Director Ashoka Austria

Since 2011, Marie has led our organisation’s development in Central and Eastern Europe. She regularly gives lectures and presentations at international conferences and initiates countless projects and events.

Marie Ringler

Ashoka Europe Co-Director, Ashoka Austria Director and Central & Eastern Europe Regional Director

Carina studied Economy of Communications and Spanish. In Sept 2017 she started her traineeship at Ashoka and effectively puts her accumulated PR & COMM knowledge into practice. She is responsible for the operative tasks beyond the Visionary Program.

Carina Linzer

Corporate Communications