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Rolling Applications: Social Entrepreneur Corps

The Social Entrepreneur Corps offers students the real world opportunity to work side-by-side with and learn from practicing social entrepreneurs in Latin America. They have been leading innovative and dynamic impact immersion programs for 10 years and over 1,000 participants have joined programs in The Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. Applications are accepted on a rolling invitation process, but a limited number of opportunities are available. Apply now for maximum program availability.

Rolling Applications: Design for Social Innovation at SVA

Design for Social Innovation at SVA is the first MFA program in the rapidly growing field of social impact design. The program was created as a path for designers who want to lead strategic work within business, government, or the nonprofit sector to solve social and environmental problems, and for people from other fields who want to master design as a process for driving positive social impact. Applicants will be notified one month after the application is submitted.  ​

May 10: Application deadline for StartingBloc New York

The StartingBloc Institute is a transformative 5-day experience for entrepreneurs, activists, students, bridge-builders and other innovators. Through a series of workshops and activities designed to stretch your limits, you learn directly from high impact changemakers, you work with proven frameworks for delivering change, and you build relationships with life-long allies. This event will take place from August 18-22. ​

June 13-15: Deshpande Symposium, Lowell, Massachusetts 

The Deshpande Symposium is a gathering of like-minded practitioners focused on accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship across the college and university environment. The Symposium provides a venue for attendees to learn from each other’s experiences; to gain wider exposure for their ideas, successes and start-ups; and to collaborate on activities that increase innovation and entrepreneurship in their academic communities.

June 15: Application Deadline for Mills Cities Leadership Institute

Mills Cities Leadership Institute (MCLI)’s community-based, experiential approach empowers leaders by going beyond classroom walls. This ten month leadership institute includes site visits with leaders across Lowell and Lawrence; group learning activities, discussion, and feedback with a talented, diverse class; and the opportunity to launch new “leadership commitments” inside and outside your workplace. After graduation, students will become a member of the MCLI alumni network for future networking and support. Throughout MCLI student will get to know themselves and their community better while strengthening key leadership abilities.

June 20-26: Maine Startup & Create Week, Portland, ME

With 75 events over 7 days, get inspired to think big, be bold and take risks. Challenge yourself to grow your business and take it to the next level while meeting diverse participants including innovators, investors and supporters. Attend keynote sessions and panels and participate in workshops to develop the skills and the know-how to start or scale your business or advance your career.

June 27: Pre-Application D​eadline for CGI U Innovation Fund

This new CGI U funding competition aims to source, support, and feature the most effective, high-impact college student entrepreneurs and innovators worldwide by providing critical, early-stage seed funding. Selected scholars will receive funding to advance projects that fit CGI U’s Commitments to Action model and an invitation to attend CGI U 2017.​

August 1-5, 2016: United Nations MCC16, Washington, D.C.

The Millennium Campus Conference 2016 will take place August 1-5 in Washington, D.C. The annual Millennium Campus Conference is a launchpad for undergraduate university student leaders to learn, grow, and connect to their next professional steps in the global development sector. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

August 12: Application Deadline for Free Access to Natural Products Expo East

The Natural Products MBAssadors program gives a select group of MBA students from around the country the opportunity to attend Natural Products Expo East for free. This event is one of the leading food industry trade shows and takes place September 22-24, 2016 in Baltimore. ​

August 31: Application Deadline for StartingBloc Washington, D.C. 

The StartingBloc Institute is a transformative 5-day experience for entrepreneurs, activists, students, bridge-builders and other innovators. Through a series of workshops and activities designed to stretch your limits, you learn directly from high impact changemakers, you work with proven frameworks for delivering change, and you build relationships with life-long allies. This conference will take place from October 27-31. ​

September 13-16: SOCAP ‘16, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA 

​Join the world's pioneering impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, civic leaders, and innovators to create the intersections where you- with friends and valuable strangers - mobilize resources and capital for good.