Deadline: 11 February 2016
Open to: entrepreneurs between the ages of 21 and 31 years old, from all over the globe
Venue: 15 May – 24 July 2016 in Berlin, Germany
More and more people are looking for a meaningful job and a fulfilling career.
They want to contribute to something greater than “just a job” – something that is bigger than them. But how will they ever feel that they’re making a big difference? How could they measure their impact? What would that kind of job look like in a big company? How, as a part of a big system, would employees be able to tell that their work matters?
That’s what our next Entrepreneurship for Good Program: The Future of Work Challenge is all about. Posed by H&M Germany, the Challenge invites you and 19 other young entrepreneurs to spend 10 weeks on campus in Berlin. After that, you’ll move on to implement your own venture over the course of the next 10 months.
In particular, you will be asked to:
- Identify new areas in big companies that aren’t already covered by employee satisfaction surveys
- Create an amazing solution that is easily scalable and transferable, i.e. to other companies
- Empower individual and structural change by making its effect measurable
You are between 21 and 31 years old. This means on the first day of the program you are least 21 years old and no older than 31. If you are not legally of age in your home country at the time of application, you will have to supply a permission signed by a parent or legal guardian for the application to be valid.
Successful candidates may come from, but are not restricted to the fields of HR, psychology, intrapreneurship, happyness experts, organisational development, UX design.
It is central to our mission that we offer inclusive educational opportunities to talented young adults. We support you regardless of your socioeconomic or educational background and encourage you, no matter if you are a university student or graduate or don’t have a higher education.
Since the Business for Good Program is conducted in English we require for you to apply in English and to have a good working knowledge of the language.
Admission is based on merit alone with a tuition fee of EUR 1,000. If you cannot cover the program cost you are eligible to receive financial aid. For more information please download the financial aid PDF.
The DO School Seeds Award is a chance for you to jump-start your venture. A total of EUR 5,000 are awarded to the three most convincing venture plans after Fellows have successfully finished the Incubation Phase. The Awardees are chosen by a jury comprising experts from the social entrepreneurship and start-up field as well as in an online voting competition.
Complete the applications for the Entrepreneurship for Good Program through our online application form. Before you begin, you may want to read the application FAQs at the bottom of this page.
Create a user account. You will receive an email with a link. Click on this link to activate your account. If you do not receive this email within a few minutes, please check your spam folder.
Complete all three required parts of the online DO School application form. You will be asked to fill in personal information, answer application questions, and agree to the conditions of application. To save your work and return to it at another time, click the “save” button. In addition, you can optionally complete the form for financial aid.
Submit your application. Once the status of all three parts is complete, you can click the “Submit Your Application” button. Please note that you cannot make any changes to your application after your submission. No late submissions will be accepted. Successful submission will be confirmed by a screen saying: “Your application has been submitted”.