Are you a social innovator? If so, you should definitely read this article. Swiss Re in collaboration with the Pontis Foundation and Bookbridge launched the first regional program to support next-generation social innovators and they are looking for fresh project ideas. If you win, you can receive a grant of up to 20,000 euros and take part in a six-month acceleration program where you can work with global experts, business coaches and leaders from the Swiss Re Foundation.
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Do you have a project idea in one of the following areas?
The problem that the project will address must be important, neglected and solvable. The solution must also have the potential for scalability and the way forward should be innovative. The project should also reflect your individual approach and your own potential.
After the evaluation of all the ideas presented by the applicants, the winner will be chosen and then moved to the next phase. The winner will be awarded for his achievement with 5 000 euros prize money. The winner will be then able to take part in a 6-month acceleration program, he will be provided with tools for impact monitoring and progress monitoring as well as access to assistance in personal or professional growth. S/he will have the opportunity to win other 15 000 euros after pitching own plan in front of Shine Panel of Experts.
The application should be completed in English and you can apply through this online form: Identification – Swiss Re Foundation. After considering the applications, 3 candidates will be selected who will take part in the online interview in English.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0918 778 780 (Norbert Maur, senior program manager of the Pontis Foundation).
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