The Do School Connection Challenge in Berlin - Apply Now

The Do-School Connection Challenge in Berlin

This 1-Year Fellowship Program enables aspiring impact entrepreneurs aged 21 to 31 to spend 10 weeks on campus in Berlin to develop their individual business plan and learn hands-on what it takes to be an entrepreneur by working on a real life group
Challenge posed by Messe Berlin, one of the world’s leading trade exhibition companies.

During the following 10 months, Fellows start their own mission-driven venture back in their home country supported by the do school’s team of coaches and mentors.
Get the skills: The One-Year Program kicks off with an intensive ten-week learning experience on campus in Berlin. Faced with a concrete innovation challenge set by a major organization, 20 Fellows will learn how to apply the DO School Method to conceive, plan, test, and implement a solution.

Learn from the best: Renowned experts will share their wide entrepreneurial experience. Our Fellows have had the chance to hone a variety of skills in challenges set by H&M, Messe Berlin, the New York Mayor’s Office and in collaboration with Nobel prize nominees, tech gurus’ and experienced entrepreneurs.

Bring your idea to life: During the ten weeks on campus, Fellow will already be working on getting their own venture ready by gaining innovation and entrepreneurial skills. Back home, they will spend the next ten months bringing their idea to success, benefiting from close mentoring and the DO School’s support and coaching structure.

  • You are between 21 and 31 years old.
  • Successful candidates may come from, but are not restricted to the fields of storytelling technique such as writers, bloggers, videographers, journalists but also business analysts, educators, information architects, web and information designers.
  • You will still be able to apply regardless of your socioeconomic or educational background and encourage you, no matter if you are a university student or graduate or don’t have a higher education.
  • Since the DO School program is conducted in English it is required for you to apply in English and to have a good working knowledge of the language.

Seeds Award: The DO School Seeds Award is a chance for you to jump-start your venture. A total of EUR 5,000 are awarded to the three most convincing venture plans after Fellows have successfully finished the Incubation Phase. The Awardees are chosen by a jury comprising experts from the social entrepreneurship and start-up field as well as in an online voting competition.

Admission is based on merit alone with a tuition fee of EUR 1,000. If you cannot cover the program cost you are eligible to receive financial aid.

Application Deadline is October 9, 2015.

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