Below are the criteria that we use to select each incoming class.
Purpose Driven :: 25%
Incoming Fellows are driven by purpose and active in their desire to create positive change.

Clarity of Purpose :: 25%
Clarity of the applicant’s vision for creating impact as evidenced in the essay responses.

Leadership & Teamwork :: 25%
Ability to communicate new ideas and influence others to adopt them.

Passion for Social Innovation :: 25%
Enthusiasm for using social innovation as a tool for solving the world’s tough problems. .

Our Commitment to Diversity

StartingBloc values diversity of thought, because combining unique perspectives often leads to innovation. The Fellowship is comprised of people from different sectors, geographies, and cultural backgrounds. The experience of each Fellow contributes to diverse modes of thought in the community as a whole. In your application, please show the admissions committee what makes you unique, and the diversity of thought that you bring to the Fellowship.


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