[community] Sprout Ideas Summer Fellowship Opportunity
mfurdyk at takingitglobal.org
Tue Jun 20 21:37:37 UTC 2017
We are offering a Social Innovation fellowship this summer for Ontario
youth (15-26) with ideas for businesses or projects with a social impact.
This includes mentorship, a micro-grant of up to $2,000, and 4 weeks of
support at the Inclusive Design Institute to develop your idea! I'd
appreciate if you could share this with your networks (or consider
TakingITGlobal is launching the Sprout Ideas Fellowship which will focus on
social entrepreneurship and innovation. Anyone between *15 to 26* and
resides in Ontario is eligible to apply for the opportunity to develop and
implement a business or project with a positive social impact objective.
This 6 month Fellowship is comprised of a 4 week summer intensive hosted at
the Inclusive Design Institute at OCAD University, micro-grants, hands-on
mentorship, bi-weekly events after the summer intensive and a culminating
showcase in front of potential funders and investors to kick-start Fellows’
social enterprises. This program is offered free of cost thanks to the
support of the Government of Ontario. The final deadline to apply is *July
4th.* When you are ready to apply, you can *submit your application online*
at http://www.tigurl.org/fellow2017. For more information, please visit
http://sprout.tigweb.org/ecourse/2017.html or contact us at
socialinnovation at takingitglobal.org.
*Sprout Ideas Fellowship*
Are you interested in social entrepreneurship?
Are you looking for support as you grow your social enterprise?
Are you ready to take the next step towards launching your business?
Applications are now being accepted for the Sprout Ideas Fellowship 2017!
Apply today at http://www.tigurl.org/fellow2017!!
This opportunity is open to any youth aged *15-26* working on or starting a
social venture. This program is offered free of cost thanks to the support
of the Government of Ontario. Applications will be accepted on a rolling
basis. While the final deadline to apply is *July 4th,* it is not
guaranteed that space will still be available at that time. When you are
ready to apply, you will need to *submit your application online* at
*Summer Intensive* Hosted at OCAD University's Inclusive Design Institute
the 4-week Summer Intensive will provide you with workspace, equipment, and
hands-on mentorship to plan the launch of your businesses. *Dates:* July
24th to August 18th.
*Hours:* 10am - 4pm (the workspace is available from 9am - 5pm)
*Micro-Financing* Leading up to the Summer Intensive, as a Fellow, you will
be supported to develop a proposal for how you would use a Micro-Financing
grant of up to $2,000 to kick-start your social business idea.
*Continued Support* During the 6-month period after the Summer Intensive,
you will participate in an online community and bi-weekly events to support
your business planning and development.
*Sprout Ideas Showcase* Following the Fellowship period, we will bring
together Fellows, mentors, industry and academic partners, and angel
investors for a showcase event where you will present your business idea,
progress made to date, and next steps,.
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