IDEX Global Accelerator Fellowship 2017 for Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs.

Application Deadline: March 31st 2017

Every year IDEX accelerator runs two fellowship cycles, the first intake is in January and the second intake is in July.

IDEX is a six-month fellowship experience designed for aspiring social intrapreneurs who want to take control their career path while helping to address society’s most pressing problems.


Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications to be eligible for the IDEX Fellowship:

  • Have a Bachelor, Masters or Graduate Degree (in any field) prior to start of program
  • Ability to perform in a high pressure environment
  • Be proficient in English (both written and spoken)
  • Can obtain an India Business visa for a minimum of six months
  • Have a minimum of 1 to 3 years of professional work experience
  • Have excellent listening and communication skills (written and verbal)

Pre-Departure Orientation
3 weeks (Online)

The IDEX Fellowship begins with three weeks of virtual training delivered by IDEX staff and alumni.  This orientation consists of virtual seminars, readings, and strategic deliverables to personally and professionally prepare you for your six month field experience.

Field Orientation
1 week (India)

Field Orientation is an intensive five day training and orientation event. Fellows will glean insight from professionals within India’s social impact sector, as well as undertake workshops and engage with professionals and colleagues in order to gain deeper insight and knowledge of key aspects of social impact work.

Social Enterprise Placement
24 weeks (India)

For six months, fellows work with one of IDEX’s partner enterprises as key staff member. Fellows work full-time with enterprises, interacting with customers, working hands-on with projects while building their proficiencies and grappling first-hand with the complex issues of working for a socially-minded enterprise.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IDEX Global Accelerator Fellowship 2017


  1. Thanks for all these opportunities for Africans. Please consider my appeal to reduce some of the qualifications mainly dealing with the long years experiences needed like 5,6,7 years etc. And with particular institutions like government and international NGOs. Also many of the reguired ages are between 18 and 35 and requiring a candidate to have Master degree. In Africa we are faced with many challenges mainly war that causes us to achieve our first degrees in late thirties and forties, therefore if the requirements are not flexable will cause many potentiel Africans such as Liberians to die without realizing their Dreams.


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