Institute for Social Innovation
The StartingBloc Fellowship begins with the Institute for Social Innovation. The Institute is a transformative five-day experience during which emerging global leaders learn to increase their impact, exponentially. This transformative experience is rooted in a blended-value curriculum and presents a Social Innovation Competition (SIC) case challenge, as well as sessions with industry leaders.
Accepted Candidates enter the Institute with a common set of values. They believe that economic value creation and social value creation are complementary. They believe in making money and doing good.
Throughout the Institute, Candidates (students and young professionals ages 18-30) receive the training, education, and connections necessary to accelerate their careers in social impact. StartingBloc speakers lead interactive sessions that demonstrate how to blend social and economic impact.
The Institute curriculum includes modules on intrapreneurship (working within systems), social entrepreneurship, cross sector partnerships and sustainability. Sessions are led by top academicians, corporate innovators, social entrepreneurs, activists and government officials. The curriculum provides a fresh look at global issues. As an example, take a look at the agenda and speaker bios from our recent LA '13 Institute.
As part of the Institute, Candidates also participate in the Social Innovation Competition (SIC) during which they consult on a real social innovation case challenge for a company or organization. Following successful completion of the Institute, Candidates graduate into the Fellowship and join our existing network of 1,900 Fellows around the world.
In 2013, the Institutes will bring together a total of over 270 new Fellows in three separate cohorts.
2013 Los Angeles Institute :: February 14 - 18, 2013
2013 New York Institute :: June 6 - 10, 2013
2013 Detroit Institute :: August 1 - 5, 2013