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Apply for FINNOVATION Fellowship Program for Impact Entrepreneurs!

Apply for FINNOVATION Fellowship Program for Impact Entrepreneurs!

Deadline: 15 July 2018

The FINNOVATION Lab has announced the FINNOVATION Fellowship Program for impact entrepreneurs.

The Fellowship is a nine month incubator and fellowship program to support impact entrepreneurs who:

  • Are hungry to understand the context and causes behind some of the world’s most pressing problems
  • Are passionate about leveraging an entrepreneurial idea to make a big social or environmental impact
  • Are eager to develop innovative business models to solve problems in new ways
  • Are committed to growing into their potential as a leader
  • Need a runway of support to get their enterprise launched

Benefits

  • INCUBATION: A dedicated desk at the state-of-the art space at FINNOVATION Lab and Impact Hub MSP collaboration workspace, located on the top floor of the FINNEGANS House in downtown Minneapolis.
  • FUNDING: Every fellow will receive a full time living stipend of $50,000, plus a $3,000 healthcare stipend, to offset living expenses and set-up costs for the nine month Fellowship.
  • MENTORSHIP: Each Fellow will have access to a network of mentors – a combination of experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts drawn from FINNOVATION Lab’s skills-based volunteering initiatives with local corporations and university partnerships.
  • CURRICULUM: Fellows will participate in one or two curated curriculum days each week and have a range of tools and resources at their fingertips to guide their learning journey and business model development.

Eligibility Criteria

  • If applicant  have  a  good  idea  and  are  at  least  18  years  of  age,  applicant  are  eligible  to    Applicants  can  be  of  any  educational  background,  and  there  is  no  citizenship  requirement.
  • They are looking for leaders who are having bold ideas and the skills to execute. Applicants are:
    • Audacious enough to think applicant can solve an intractable problem, but humble enough to listen to feedback and test their idea
    • Willing to fail in order to learn, but resilient enough to try again
    • Applicants to the FINNOVATION Fellowship are individuals who have identified a particular social problem that they feel passionate about addressing and have developed (at the very least) a hypothesis (or “idea”) for a potential enterprise. This enterprise must have a long term plan for financial sustainability and social impact. And Fellows must be prepared to be ready to launch their enterprise at or before graduation from the program.
    • Enterprise ideas can be for-profit companies, or they can be non-profit organizations that have an earned revenue component. Social impact may be in education, health, environment, hunger, poverty-alleviation, or elsewhere, as long as applicant can make a case for that is it a “force for good.”
    • The application is open to social entrepreneurs, community leaders, recent graduates, current professionals or changemakers working on any social issue, who have an innovative idea for solving a social problem.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

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