Hillel International’s Social Startup Fellowship

Fostering change by empowering campus innovators.

You know that project that you started that you’re ready to take to the next level or expand nationally or that idea you've been kicking around for months? The one that your friend won't stop talking about?  The one that, with the right people, networks, resources, and support, has the potential to transform your community and rock the world? We want to give you the tools, training and exposure to turn that idea into a successful venture.

We live in a world facing remarkable challenges, but within the college community there is enormous potential to face and fix the world around us. By tapping the talents and passions of students on campuses across North America, we can help accelerate entrepreneurial change agents to transform our campuses and communities, and create a better future.

Got a changemaking idea that you want to launch? Seeking to make a change in your campus or community? This is the Fellowship for you! Hillel International and PresenTense are joining forces to offer a six month Fellowship for a select group of students from North America. Ten ventures will be chosen for this Fellowship and because of the small nature of the group you will get the personalized attention to truly bring your venture to the next level.

Registration for Hillel International's Social Startup Fellowship is now closed.

What are you going to get out of it?

  • Valuable business skills including visioning, prototyping, operations, and finance
  • A mentor who will support you and connect you to the field of your venture/program
  • Training and support from Hillel International staff
  • Network of entrepreneurial peers from across North America
  • Access to a network of over 600 social entrepreneurs who have gone through the PresenTense program
  • Tools and experiences that will result in a stronger venture

About you

  • Are enrolled full time in a North American college or university for the entire 2014/2015 academic year
  • Self-identify as Jewish
  • Are committed to pursuing an idea that has the potential to transform your campus or community
  • Are interested in learning valuable tools and making important connections that will help you impact the world through sustainable venture
  • Be available to attend an in-person training February 1st-3rd (location TBD, all expenses covered).

Questions? Email Hilary Jampel hjampel@hillel.org.

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PresenTense is a community of innovators and entrepreneurs, thinkers and leaders, creators and educators, from around the world, who employ entrepreneurship as a tool to enrich communal life, grow local economies and solve critical issues facing society.