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The Apprenticeship Challenge

The Apprenticeship Challenge

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The Apprenticeship Challenge, Brazil

Program Date: 26 February – 7 May 2017

Venue: Brazil

The Apprenticeship Challenge is an edition of our Entrepreneurship for Good Program. With its learning-by-doing approach, this program gives you the opportunity to learn innovation and implementation skills by working on a real-life innovation Challenge (here: The Apprenticeship Challenge) during 10 weeks in campus, in this case in Sinal do Vale (50 kilometers from the center of Rio de Janeiro). During the second phase of the program, you’ll go back home to launch your venture with support from your DO School mentors and peers.

Who should apply

Emerging social entrepreneurs from around the world, with relevant interest and skills as well as an idea for a venture that they want to implement during the Entrepreneurship for Good Program. Successful candidates may come from, but are not restricted to the fields of Education and training, HR, project management, international development, sustainability, etc. Or you might have other skills or expertise that you believe will bring a unique and fresh perspective to the solution of the Challenge.

Incubation Phase

During the 10-week long Incubation Phase you will develop your personal venture plan with a support network of experienced coaches. At the same time you will work together with the other Fellows to solve the Challenge, which will teach you the skills and methods necessary to turn an idea into action.

This process is supported by our Challenge Lab, a course which offers skills, knowledge and tools necessary to successfully solve the Challenge. Based on these learning experiences you will brainstorm, identify and test ideas to enable local businesses to train young people on the job, focusing on the importance of continuous skill-based training.

The Venture Lab is the second major focus of the Incubation Phase, in which you will work on turning your own venture idea into a viable start-up plan that is ready for implementation. In the Incubation Phase, you will benefit from individual coaching sessions and workshops on entrepreneurship, communications, project management, and start-up financing to develop your idea into a concrete project plan. You will publicly pitch this plan before returning home to start the Implementation Phase.

Implementation Phase

During this 10 months period you will focus on kick starting and implementing your venture in your home country, while receiving continued online support from the Venture Lab, via the DO School online platform. Fellow ventures come in many shapes and sizes, from social businesses, to non-profit organizations, artistic projects or campaigns – however, they are always focused on helping to solve a relevant issue within the Fellow‘s home country. You will graduate from the Entrepreneurship for Good Program with a successful start-up that is already creating tangible impact in your community.

Official Link: http://thedoschool.org/blog/challenges/the-apprenticeship-challenge/

Deadline: November 27, 2016


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline27 November,2016



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