Apply now - Entrepreneurs for Social Change (E4SC) 2018-19
Entrepreneurs for Social Change (E4SC) is a one-year program that enhances the skills of young social entrepreneurs to boost a business idea with a social mission, and thereby supports them in becoming a powerful driver of economic development and social inclusion, and in accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The program is led by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Foundazione CRT, and is focused on countries of the Euro-Mediterranean.
Young social entrepreneurs aged 18 to 35 from the 26 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean, who either have an established social enterprise or are planning to establish one soon, are eligible to apply. The call for applications will run until 31 July 2018, 9 pm CEST time after which applicants will go through a three-staged competitive process.
The E4SC program includes:
- Boot camp: 10-day in-person experience, providing the entrepreneurs with the tools to grow and scale up their enterprise, connect with peers, and learn from experts from all over the world.
- 360o Empowerment: Based on a 360o assessment, a detailed plan for the social and economic impact is developed, with support tailored to the entrepreneurs’ needs.
- Executive Mentoring: for 1-year with some of the world’s top executives dealing with social entrepreneurship and impact investing. The entrepreneurs will be given a virtual cryptocurrency to spend on individual mentoring hours depending on their needs.
- E4SCpedia: The entrepreneurs become part of a life-long learning community of peers. They will have access to pro-bono legal firms in their country of residence, introduction to relevant impact investors, the invitation to the alumni board of trustees, and constant human support.