Social Innovation Moonshot Fellowship
So you want to change the world?
KLab is recruiting an intimate cohort of student changemakers who want to dive deeply into the world of social innovation and entrepreneurship. The program unleashes their talents as changemakers to ideate innovative solutions to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. Moonshot Fellows will work with and be mentored by award-winning social entrepreneurs who are disruptors in the health, human rights, environmental and education sectors. Moonshot Fellows will be supported by our Social Innovation Mentors, and will work on projects that will have real world impact. In addition, they will have the opportunity to build their own social enterprise offering innovative products/services from the ground up. Through this unique mentorship, they will have the opportunity to apply for start-up funds, and be sponsored as an innovation intern with an award-winning social enterprise.
Please note, there are 3 phases for this Fellowship and students must commit to the entire program in order to receive support.
PHASE 1: INNOVATE AND IDEATE
LEAD142-2: LEADING SOCIAL INNOVATION – Start-ups
This course is about the leadership opportunities and challenges of creating and sustaining creative solutions that address social problems—whether through nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid models of change.
PHASE 2: INCUBATE
May 15-21, 2022
After innovating and ideating their enterprises in class, students will participate in this co-curricular week long bootcamp where they will live under the same roof with emerging social innovators and seasoned successful social entrepreneurs to refine and take steps to implement their big, hairy, audacious ideas!
PHASE 3: ACTIVATE
SEED FUNDS TO TAKE YOUR IDEA TO THE NEXT LEVEL
At the end of Moonshot House, students will pitch their ideas and have the chance to win funding/investment to implement their ideas. Students will have the option of applying it towards professional development interning at an award-winning social enterprise, or using it to launch their enterprise.
Candidates are experimental, risk-taking, creative students whose purpose is to make the world a better place.
Application for the Moonshot Social Innovation Fellowship will be posted on Handshake in Fall 2021.