START Fellowship is a program striving to equip young talents with the necessary resources and support them in building, implementing and scaling their start-up for positive impact. We believe the empowerment of individuals to be key in supporting the development of local communities. Our program aims at promoting innovative ideas and cultivating entrepreneurial minds through technology-driven entrepreneurship.
The most impactful ideas come from those who face pressing issues within their communities and seek solutions to these hurdles. That is why we at START Global believe in the empowerment of those who see solutions to society’s barriers. With a focus on Low-Income Countries (LICs) and Middle-Income Countries (MICs), the START Fellowship program aims at generating long-lasting positive impact by offering young students a limitation-free environment to develop their ideas into start-ups.
OUR 3-PILLAR STRUCTURE COMBINES PRACTICE WITH THEORY
To develop an idea and step into the entrepreneurial world, it is crucial to possess relevant knowledge regarding the successful foundation of start-ups. Over the duration of 6 months a variation of academic subject matter will be taught through lectures and interactive workshops. The focus of this pillar will shift from preparatory topics, such as team-building and idea finalization to culminating subject matter, such as financial options, leadership and business growth.
Following the finalization of ideas, the program will provide all the necessary resources and materials required to develop a product. From office space and working labs to product-specific materials, this pillar will allow for the development of prototypes and eventually the creation of a sound, implementable product. This part of the program develops and focuses on the participant’s creativity, problem-solving skills, and goal-oriented mindset. The Hands-On pillar is where the participant’s personal input and motivation plays the most important role.
Each of our participants will have access to a personal mentor who will guide them into the right direction. With the support of a successful founder, the Fellows will receive inputs on any roadblocks they face throughout the program. To receive feedback on ideas and present updates, regular meetings with mentors will support a continuous evaluation loop and ensure the right path for each participant.