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Walburga Fröhlich and Klaus Candussi are now Ashoka Fellows!

Walburga Fröhlich and Klaus Candussi were appointed Ashoka Fellows on December 3, 2015.

Ashoka supports outstanding people with an entrepreneurial spirit who revolutionize their sector with their ideas and 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 scholarship for three years from the international network, support in scaling and internationalization programs and professional pro bono support for its partners. This way, the Fellows can constantly expand their entrepreneurial radius of action.

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

And Georg Schön, Co-Managing Director Austria: "atempo shows how we can support people with disabilities to become change-makers for themselves and their own concerns and in doing so make the world a more accessible place for all of us. We were also impressed by how much atempo has succeeded in establishing its solution in the German-speaking market over the past years, the 17 franchise partners are a clear sign of this".

"Access to the worldwide Ashoka network opens up completely new doors and opportunities 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.