Wanted: Ambitious, purpose-driven entrepreneurs

Monday 24 February 2014

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Wanted: Ambitious, purpose-driven entrepreneurs who aim to revolutionise the status quo and who find that collaboration is the most powerful tool to generate positive impact

The  Impact  Hub  Fellowship  for  Longer  Lives is calling for submissions from entrepreneurs  to  address  the challenges  of  the increase  in  human  life  expectancy, falling birth rates and an ageing workforce.

The focus of the new Fellowship programme will be to create innovative solutions to the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing society. Participants can pitch their ideas to win over £30,000 of start-up support.

Fellowship for Longer Lives (Source: impacthub.net)
Fellowship for Longer Lives (Source: impacthub.net)

Created in 2013 by AXA, Swiss Re Foundation and Impact  Hub, The Impact Hub Fellowship for Longer Lives is part of an international programme to be implemented in Oaxaca, Milan, Madrid and London. 

The Impact Hub Fellowship UK Programme will nominate  up to  three  initiatives  and  award  one  of  them a  twelve month fellowship,  gaining  access  to  seed funding, focused  skill  development,  valuable  networks  and  a  stimulating  workspace  at  Impact  Hub King’s Cross.

Fellowship for Longer Lives

The  number  and  proportion  of  elderly  people  has   been growing  faster  than  ever  in  most  developed  and  developing  countries.  This  gives  rise  to  very  significant  economic, social  and  educational  challenges,  but also to many opportunities.

Through  the  Fellowship, Impact  Hub  with AXA and Swiss  Re  Foundation  are  looking  for  innovative  initiatives  that  provide  sustainable  solutions  towards  meeting  the  challenges  and  opportunities  posed  by  the UK’s ageing society.

The  Fellowship  will  be  open  to  ambitious, purpose-driven  entrepreneurs  who  aim  to  revolutionise  the  status   quo and  who find  that  collaboration  is  the  most  powerful  tool  to  generate  positive  impact.  Awards  will  be made to initiatives that offer scalable  solutions  in  the form  of  products  or  services  that  enable  changes  in  practice  or  behaviour  in  one  or  several  of  the  following   aspects:

• Organisation  of  family  life
• Education  system
• Corporate  economic  life
• Public  services

What you can win

  • Financial support of £22,000 (a 12 month living stipend of £1000 per month, plus one-time seed-funding of £10,000)
  • 1 year Impact Hub Unlimited Membership: full time access to the creative space at Impact Hub King’s Cross (value £5,616)
  • Networking support from Impact Hub King’s Cross, AXA and Swiss Re Foundation: access to investors, partners, supporters, peer-entrepreneurs, media, and many more…
  • 1 year start-up support including a dedicated coach, education, expert support, exposure and access to talent (value approx. £3,000

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