[community] Sprout Ideas Summer Fellowship Opportunity

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Wed Jun 21 16:21:29 UTC 2017

This is great Michael

I'll be forwarding this along to some folks!

Angela Dosis MDes
Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 20, 2017, at 5:37 PM, Michael Furdyk <mfurdyk at takingitglobal.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> 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
> applying!)
> Info:
> 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.
> More details:
> *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
> http://www.tigurl.org/fellow2017.
> *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,.
> Cheers,
> - Michael
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