Get Seed Funding in the Western Union Foundation Fully Funded Accelerator and Fellowship 2021

Are you a next-generation entrepreneur or community leader working with highly marginalized, refugee, and forcibly displaced communities around the globe?

Then apply to get seed funding in the Western Union Foundation Fully Funded Accelerator Fellowship 2021 to launch and grow your initiatives.

Application Deadline: July 9 2021

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Benefits

  • Each Fellow will receive $1,000 in Seed Funding to launch/grow their ventures and initiatives.
  • The programme is fully funded.

Eligibility

  • This program is for next-generation high-promising entrepreneurs and community leaders who are from and working with highly marginalized, refugee, and forcibly displaced communities around the globe. Ideal applicants will join with relevant social impact and leadership experiences with proven experience of building community development projects within these communities.
  • We are looking for applicants from the following countries: Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States
  • You must be able to commit to the intensive 2-week Accelerator (July 19th – July 30th) and the year-long Fellowship program (July 2021-July 2022).

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Application Instructions

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The Fellowship begins with a virtual two-week intensive Accelerator that will focus on:

  • Building Community

Community is one of the pillars of the Fellowship experience. A diverse cohort of young leaders and entrepreneurs form partnerships, collaborations, and further their growth and integration as leaders in their community

  • Skill Development

Including growth mindset, courage, resilience, creativity, and leadership. Fellows will be guided through the process of overcoming key challenges faced during the process of becoming transformative leaders.

  • Basecamp Training

Each Fellow is trained and receives a stipend and logistical support to lead a three-day Basecamp in their home community to empower at least 30 additional entrepreneurial leaders per Fellow.

 

After the two week Accelerator, each Fellow will join a year-long Fellowship including…

  • Lead a Basecamp in their respective community. A stipend will be given for logistical and administrative costs.
  • Join a monthly All Hands on Deck meeting that include skill development workshops and opportunities to build community amongst the cohort
  • Receive $1,000 in Seed Funding to launch/grow their ventures and initiatives

About the Western Union Foundation Fully Funded Accelerator and Fellowship

Western Union Foundation

The Western Union  Fellowship is a program for young entrepreneurs and community leaders who are from and working with highly marginalized, refugee, and forcibly displaced communities around the globe.

This year-long program is designed to equip these next-generation entrepreneurs and leaders with the skills and experience to increase access to economic opportunity, integrate into their communities, succeed in the evolving nature of work, and transform their communities.

Key Dates and Order of Program

  • Accelerator Dates: July 19th – July 30th
  • the year-long Fellowship program (July 2021-July 2022).
  • Application Deadline: July 9th

The year-long Fellowship will be delivered in a virtual format. Synchronous activities will take place between 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Mountain Time. The time commitment for the two-week Accelerator is approximately 20-25 hours per week, which includes class time and outside-of-class work. The time commitment for the remainder of the Fellowship, excluding leading a Basecamp, is approximately 10 hours per month.  Fellows should also plan to spend 70-80 hours over 2-3 months to organize and lead a Basecamp in their community.

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