PopTech Social Innovation Fellows
Around the world, visionary change agents are hard at work incubating new approaches to the planet’s toughest challenges. Yet they’re often doing so without taking advantage of the latest tools and thinking in technology, communications and innovation – or a network of experts, peers, and supporters who can help them truly change the world.
The PopTech Social Innovation Fellows program is designed to help fill that gap – to equip world-changing innovators with the tools, insights, visibility and social network that can help them scale their impacts to new heights.
Each year, PopTech selects 10 to 20 high potential change agents from around the world who are working on highly disruptive innovations in areas like healthcare, energy, development, climate, education, and civic engagement, among many others. Fellows work in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds, have a minimum
of three to five years experience, and are working in organizations that are well positioned for sustainable growth.
Fellows participate in an all-expenses-paid intensive program, which will run from October 18-23, 2013, and focus on insights and tools for accelerating and scaling “big bet” innovations, such as branding, media relations, social media, finance, leadership, digital storytelling, design for impact and organizational development. Interactive training sessions are led by eminent innovators and acknowledged leaders in these fields.
Fellows then participate in and present briefly at PopTech, the renowned thought leadership conference, which will take place this year from October 24-26, 2013 in Camden, Maine. Fellows receive prominent placement at the event, including arranged interviews and collaborative sessions with leading journalists and members of the PopTech network dedicated to helping them amplify their work and professional profile. On a year-round basis, Fellows join a dynamic alumni network and have ongoing access to faculty and peer-to-peer mentoring opportunities. These relationships have resulted in significant media coverage, grants, venture financing and organizational support for previous years’ Fellows.
This is a one-of-a-kind Fellows program designed for one-of-a-kind social innovators who have the talent, passion and potential to change the world.
Nominations are closed for 2013. Nominations for 2014 will open in February; please check back here at that time for more information.
Meet the 2012 Fellows and learn about their ambitious projects.