Fellows dancing to save the world at the 2008 London Institute Mitchell Wade educating at the 2010 New York Institute Fellows Ryan Richards (LON ’08), Tammy Wang (LON ‘07) & Jeraul Mackey (NY ‘06) The 2010 New York class of Fellows [Shailendra Singh] [Los Angeles '11] / [Mumbai, India] / [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Vinay Nagaraju (LON ‘08) with Mohammed Yunus Howard Buffet educating at the 2010 New York Institute Jonathan Greenblatt educating at the 2010 New York Institute Presentation from the 2008 London Institute WHAT IS STARTINGBLOC? Since 2005, StartingBloc has helped social innovators by giving them the skills and the tools they need to address the most pressing global challenges of our time.
Our signature leadership development program, the StartingBloc Fellowship exposes young leaders to new models for achieving social impact. Our community currently consists of 1350 Fellows representing 221 colleges and over 53 countries. The 2010 Boston class of StartingBloc Fellows WHAT IS STARTINGBLOC?
THE STARTINGBLOC FELLOWSHIP Step 1 Step 3 Step 2
Multi-sector experience from top firms and 60% entrepreneurs Global Trailblazers aged 20 - 29 Proven leaders with strong academic credentials Diverse: 65% minorities / 55% women / Speak 53 languages / From over 50 countries Focused on action, change and market-driven approaches to solving social issues THE STARTINGBLOC FELLOW PROFILE :: Step 1
Education :: Fellows learn from leading industry practitioners and professors about the latest in corporate responsibility, social entrepreneurship, cross-sector partnerships and sustainability.
Training :: Fellows build hard skills through workshops and a case competition.
Networks :: Fellows create lasting relationships with leading social innovators through team projects and networking opportunities.
THE INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION :: Step 2 The Fellowship begins with the Institute for Social Innovation, a transformative five-day experience that educates, inspires, and connects social innovators.
The 2010 New York Fellows taking part in a Transformative Action exercise Andrew Zolli educating at the 2010 New York Institute Fellows working on the SIC case challenge at the 2010 Boston Institute Jonathan Evans (NY ‘10) presenting at the SIC Jeff Chapin educating at the 2010 Boston Institute THE INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION Institute for Social Innovation Survey of Social Innovation Corporate Partners Graduate Schools StartingBloc Community 110 Social Innovators Social Innovation Competition Training on Harder Skills 15 Inspiring Experts
COST OF ATTENDANCE It is not cheap to attend the Institute. This budget is a typical breakdown of a Fellow traveling domestically, although we have many Fellows who are coming from even further away. Institute for Social Innovation Program Fee $ 500 Airfare $ 1,000 Housing for five days at Institute location $ 150 Local transportation, networking events, etc. $ 100 Total $ 1,750
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SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS Level Benefits $100 or more Name on our list of sponsors $500 :: Full Scholarship Logo on candidate’s profile and acknowledgement on our list of sponsors $2,500 in scholarships Free attendance at one day of the Institute $5,000 in scholarships Free attendance at the Institute of choice
I’ve been accepted into the StartingBloc Fellowship, and I hope you will support my attendance at the [Los Angeles] Institute in [February] of 2011. [email@example.com] [+91-9167470486] WHY I WANT TO BE A FELLOW?
Take key lessons of bootstrapping social ventures like team building, resource management & execution from StartingBloc fellows & educators
Understand through their experience the barriers (logistical & geographical) to social innovation and building synergies b/w stakeholders (government and people in my case)
Meet entrepreneurs (fellows) from around the world and observe the social innovation space at the global scale (I want to really get big with them in the future!)
StartingBloc NFP 38 East 32 nd Street, Floor 11 New York, NY 10016 212.457.6184 tw :: @startingbloc For more information on the StartingBloc Fellowship and the Institutes for Social Innovation, please visit: www.startingbloc.org Thank you! The 2010 New York Fellows taking part in a Transformative Action exercise
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"StartingBloc is the perfect pipeline for NYU Stern and the Satter Program in Social Entrepreneurship. Our efforts are multiplied by working with StartingBloc on next generation leadership inspired by social innovation. We see our partnership with StartingBloc as essential in driving social impact across business and society."
Jill R. Kickul, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor of Management and Organizations, Stern School, NYU
Director of the Stewart Satter Program in Social Entrepreneurship in NYU Stern’s Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
The Stern School at New York University hosted StartingBloc’s 2010 New York Institute for Social Innovation. TESTIMONIALS FROM INSTITUTION LEADERS
“ StartingBloc needs to exist because it provides the right young leaders with the right resources they need to get their own message out.” - Majora Carter, Founder, Majora Carter LLC and Sustainable South Bronx “ Companies talk about corporate social responsibility, and by supporting StartingBloc we are supporting young people who are actually out there doing it.” - Kelly Hoey, White & Case LLP “ StartingBloc is filling a critical need to call on the next generation to be multi-sector leaders, to collaborate with one another, and to use social enterprise as a way of thinking about using public sector, private private sector and governmental techniques to change the world.” - Michael Brown, Co-Founder, City Year TESTIMONIALS FROM BUSINESS LEADERS
“ StartingBloc’s Institutes produce a fun and natural synergy that compels you to ‘act now’ with your decision to change the world.” “ They're the best-kept secret in the world of social entrepreneurship.” “ StartingBloc has been instrumental in organizing passionate innovative young leaders in capital market sustainability.” TESTIMONIALS FROM MEDIA SOURCES
TESTIMONIALS FROM STARTINGBLOC FELLOWS “ I was inspired by my peers to turn my ideas into action” StartingBloc Fellow creates internal sustainability consulting group within Vangaurd corporate headquarters to drive change from within.” Ronjon Bose, 25, NY ‘09 Associate, Vanguard “ I had the opportunity to share my talents with a diverse international group while broadening my own perspective and getting feedback on my new venture.” StartingBloc Fellow founds Let Me Know, a unique student-driven social enterprise to share opportunities for youth in India. Nitin Rao, 26, LON ‘07 TED India 2009 Fellow MIT MBA 2011 Candidate “ I left with the toolkit and network to make a greater impact in my work. StartingBloc is one of the best investments I have ever made.” StartingBloc Fellow drives change from within, working with Goldman Sachs colleagues to create a finance and business practices seminar for social entrepreneurs. Liqian Ma, 25, NY ‘05 Harvard Busines Schol MBA 2011 Candidate “ I was able to connect with individuals who were passionate about everything from renewable energy to microfinance to music to human trafficking. I find myself constantly drawing on their best practices to be more effective in my work.” StartingBloc Fellow leads StartingBloc strategic plan development during organizational transition. Zarines Negron, 27, NY ‘08 Director of Strategy, NY Small Business Services
Demonstrated leadership experience
Strong academic foundation
Ability to a work in a team
Interest in CSR, SE, and/or sustainability
Passion and commitment to drive social innovation throughout career and life
Identified as a social innovator:
Fellowship Admissions Criteria Fellowship Admissions Design Committee Jon McLaughlin Assistant Director of Admissions MIT Sloan School of Management Laurie Hurley Director of Admissions Tufts Fletcher School Brian Kreiter Founder and Chair National Student Partnerships Rob Greenly Former Director of Leadership MIT Sloan School of Management STARTINGBLOC FELLOWSHIP ADMISSIONS PROCESS
Majority of StartingBloc Fellows are represented by the following institutions: Academics at a glance: Total Universities represented: 221 / Universities outside of the US: 23 Majors represented: 100+ / Average GPA: 3.51 ACADEMIC PROFILE OF STARTINGBLOC FELLOWS
These top 10 majors represent nearly 45% of all StartingBloc Fellows. ACADEMIC PROFILE OF STARTINGBLOC FELLOWS