The Viennese start-up scene has been enriched by the addition of a company with international investment capital. DisAbility Performance Social Enterprise GmbH, founded by Mag. Gregor Demblin, who is himself affected, as well as Mag. Sandra Turecek and Mag. DI Michael Aumann, is an innovative business consultancy that advises companies on social issues and helps them use the potential of people with disabilities, both as customers and employees.
The company's social mission is to harness the power of our economy to help create a barrier-free society. "All modern studies agree that 15% of the population are directly affected by disability. A huge target group, whose potential has not yet been discovered by the majority of companies", says Demblin.
In an important step toward financing the company's activities, the company recently gained BonVenture Fonds, Munich, as an investor.
CHSH already provided pro bono services to DisAbility Performance Social Enterprise GmbH and its shareholders regarding the company's foundation and it has now done so again regarding the investment made by BonVenture in the form of profit-sharing capital. Thus, this is also an important step toward strengthening the social business sector in Austria, which compared to the rest of Europe still has considerable growth potential.
Senior Partner Dr. Benedikt Spiegelfeld:
"CHSH regularly offers pro bono services for important social projects and good causes such as this. Aside from the intellectual challenge of capital financing where the provider shares in the profits of the business, there is also the satisfaction from having collaborated on a project that makes a great deal of sense in social terms and having helped young, courageous and idealistic entrepreneurs implement a visionary idea."
The team at CHSH consisted of Senior Partner Dr. Benedikt Spiegelfeld, Partner Mag. Heinrich Foglar-Deinhardstein LL.M. and Associates Mag. Jakob Hartig LL.M. and Mag. Karl Dreihann-Holenia.