Western Union Foundation Accelerator and Fellowship at Watson Institute USA 2021-2022

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Western Union Foundation Accelerator and Fellowship:

The Western Union  Fellowship is a program for young entrepreneurs and community leaders who are from and working with highly marginalized, refugee, and forcibly displaced communities around the globe.

This year-long program is designed to equip these next-generation entrepreneurs and leaders with the skills and experience to increase access to economic opportunity, integrate into their communities, succeed in the evolving nature of work, and transform their communities.

Sponsor:

Western Union Foundation

University:

Watson University

Degree Level:

Post-Graduate (Masters) degree.

Focus Area:

  • Building Community
  • Skill Development
  • Basecamp Training

Eligible Nationalities:

Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States.

Fellowship Awards:

This is a fully funded program. Each Fellow will receive $1,000 in Seed Funding to launch/grow their ventures and initiatives.

Program Benefits/Requirements:

  • Lead a Basecamp in their respective community. A stipend will be given for logistical and administrative costs.
  • Join a monthly All Hands on Deck meeting that include skill development workshops and opportunities to build community amongst the cohort.
  • Receive $1,000 in Seed Funding to launch/grow their ventures and initiatives.
  • Regularly attend Master Courses with the world’s leading entrepreneurs and practitioners, further strengthen their skills, and build a powerful global network. Past Master Course teachers include co-recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, the youngest person to run for US Congress, and the inventor of Google’s self-driving car.
  • Join a pod with other Fellows from their respective regions and regularly check in with each other via regular one-on-one meetings.

Program Schedule:

  • The year-long Fellowship will be delivered in a virtual format. Synchronous activities will take place between 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Mountain Time.
  • The time commitment for the two-week Accelerator is approximately 20-25 hours per week, which includes class time and outside-of-class work.
  • The time commitment for the remainder of the Fellowship, excluding leading a Basecamp, is approximately 10 hours per month.
  •  Fellows should also plan to spend 70-80 hours over 2-3 months to organize and lead a Basecamp in their community.

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Application Deadline:

09 July 2021

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