Ashoka Youth Venture/University of Connecticut (UCONN) SUSI Student Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship 2015 Program (5 Weeks Training in the USA + Seed Funding).

Application Deadline: November 1, 2015

Ashoka’s Youth Venture is pleased to partner with the University of Connecticut and its “Study of the U.S Institute” (SUSI Program 2015) to support the Student Leaders from North and Sub-Saharan Africa to be Social Entrepreneurs.

After 5 weeks of intense learning in the U.S. the African students are ready to launch their own social ventures to support the development of their communities. Youth Venture will assist SUSI participants in this process.

The students already have identified social challenges that they want to address in their communities, they have strong passions and talents to be changemakers.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The challenge is open to all individuals, organizations, and partnerships, including non-profit, for-profit, and public organizations.
  • Entries may should be specific and well-planned, whether they are new ideas or established strategies with proven impact.
  • Entries must be submitted in English.

Benefits:

  • After 5 weeks of intense learning in the U.S. the African students are ready to launch their own social ventures to support the development of their communities. Youth Venture will assist SUSI participants in this process.
  • Submit a complete version of your Action Plan and receive seed funding to implement your idea.

Assessment Criteria:

Winners of the challenge will be those that have submitted a written description of a project, invention, solution and/or initiative which, in the opinion of the judges of the challenge, best meets all of the following criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Social Impact
  • Sustainability

Timeline:

  • Entry Deadline : November 1, 2015
  • Virtual Panels : December 18, 2015
  •  Seed Funding Approval : January 15, 2016
  •  All projects funded : February 1, 2016

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ashoka Youth Venture/UCONN SUSI Student Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship 2015 Program

 

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