How can your campus partner with StartingBloc?

In the growing space of social innovation and leadership on campuses across the world, StartingBloc supports our academic partners in recruiting new applicants for their programs, as well as by providing leadership development for their current students. Through our partnerships, we have reached hundreds number of students at our partner institutions and accelerated their leadership development while they are still on campus, giving back and contributing to the broader student body.

Sponsor StartingBloc.

StartingBloc’s academic sponsors access the Fellowship and wider community to recruit from a diverse, talented, and well-respected group of people. Audiences at StartingBloc’s Institutes are quite often at a point of real transition in life, moving out of the work force and back into research and advanced schooling. These leaders have proven track records, are driven to impact, and have deep commitments to personal and professional growth. Institutions everywhere want these students on their campuses.

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Award scholarships to your students.

By supporting your students with scholarship funding to attend a StartingBloc Institute, you are not only fostering their growth as leaders in social impact, but also creating space for other leaders to join the Fellowship. Your support enables StartingBloc to provide more scholarship opportunities to non-academic applicants. Together, we can amplify the impact and create access for those who need it most. And, you have the opportunity to promote your institution as one committed to social impact and inclusion.

More information on our costs and scholarships.

Become a pipeline partner.

Our pipeline partnership is a cross-promotional and engaged collaboration in network-sharing. Our bi-weekly newsletters, online forums, and social media presences are great venues for sharing the updates and announcements of our partners. We also rely on our partners to help us spread the word about upcoming Institutes and deadlines, as well as to nominate future Fellows for selection to the Fellowship.

Learn more about pipeline partnerships.


Our Partners include:

If you’d like to get involved with StartingBloc, or are interested in hosting a StartingBloc Institute at your school, please email Annika.

The USC Marshall Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship is a proud sponsor of Starting Bloc! Through our partnership, we have found passionate and motivated individuals who want to find solutions to the world’s wicked problems. Our common goal of cultivating leaders committed to serving a mission bigger than oneself is a big reason for our continued support of this organization, and the team at Starting Bloc is also a pleasure to work with.

Nadine Bentis, USC MSSE Program