Deadline: October 9, 2015 | Apply here
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Eligibility: Participants must be aged between 21 to 31 years
Incubation phase: January 11 – March 20, 2016
Implementation phase: March 21 – January 11, 2017
Location: Berlin, Germany

Are you driven by an innovative vision? Do you have a great business idea but do not know how to get started? Then apply now and join the DO School One-Year Program for aspiring impact entrepreneurs!

DO School Connection Challenge: Fellowships for social entrepreneurs

About the Program

The One-Year Program enables you to spend 10 weeks on campus in Berlin to develop your individual business plan and learn hands-on what it takes to be an entrepreneur by working on a real life group Challenge posed by Messe Berlin, one of the world’s leading trade exhibition companies. During the following 10 months, you start your own mission-driven venture back in your home country supported by our team of coaches and mentors.

The task of the Challenge is to capture, preserve and publish the expertise of the exhibitors and trade visitors present in new and exciting formats, e.g. by using new technologies or forms of storytelling.

The challenge aims to: find a solution that extends the impact of a trade exhibition from a few days to the whole year gather knowledge that so far goes untapped and make it accessible to more people distil it so that it can be published in different formats later on and connect new people worldwide to the Messe Berlin community.

“We believe in the global exchange of knowledge and expertise. We challenge you to find new ways to do it.”
– Dr. Christian Göke, CEO Messe Berlin

Eligibility Criteria

Emerging social entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs aged 21 to 31 from around the world, with relevant interest and skills as well as an idea for a venture that they want to implement during DO School Fellowship can apply. Successful candidates may come from, but are not restricted to the fields of storytelling technique such as writers, bloggers, videographers, journalists but also business analysts, educators, information architects, web and information designers. Since the DO School program is conducted in English we require for you to apply in English and to have a good working knowledge of the language.

How to Apply

Complete the applications for the one-year DO School program through the online application form available on the website ( ). Applicants must also fill the additional financial aid form during the application process.

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 document.

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