If the answer is yes…. then you need to check out the Initiators Fellowship opportunity for Greater Minnesota.
A quick visit to the website at www.greaterminnesota.net/fellows will provide you with a variety of information, including some details about what the program is all about.
The Fellowship is designed for idea stage, high-potential entrepreneurs who are eager to tackle a social challenge and pursue leadership growth. In addition to an annual $30,000 stipend, Fellows benefit from supportive programming, educational opportunities and a resource-rich ecosystem of experts, including dedicated staff and mentors.
Applicants typically are at an early stage in developing their social enterprise idea. Early-stage development means applicants have, at the very least, identified a particular social problem that they feel passionate about addressing and have developed a working model for a potential solution. They may also have started testing their hypothesis, and may even have early results, proof of concept or revenue. Usually, they will be in the first few years of their enterprise development. Ventures may be for-profit or nonprofit. The key is that their operating model has meaningful revenue generation and a path to financial sustainability.
If you’ve made it this far and think you’ve got an idea that is worth exploring, then visit the website and get started. The application deadline is coming up quickly – July 15, 2019.