[community] Sprout Ideas Summer Fellowship Opportunity
pina.dintino at gmail.com
Wed Jun 21 23:19:54 UTC 2017
I wish I was 20 again and could play in the sandbox too. (smile)
Pina D’Intino, MDes, PMP, CPACC
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From: community [mailto:community-bounces at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca] On Behalf Of OCADU
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:21 PM
To: Michael Furdyk
Cc: community at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca
Subject: Re: [community] Sprout Ideas Summer Fellowship Opportunity
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
> 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
> 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,.
> - Michael
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