Lasting Change - Mitchell Wade
Scribing from day 5 of the Boston StartingBloc Social Innovation Institute.
The StartingBloc Fellowship begins with the Institute for Social Innovation. The Institute is a five-day transformative experience where leaders get the education, inspiration, and connections that they need to increase their impact.
At the Institute, Candidates (students and young professionals aged 20-29) are provided with the training, education, and networks necessary to accelerate their careers. StartingBloc Educators are experts and leaders in their respective fields, and they work with Candidates to demonstrate how to blend social and economic impact.
During the Institute, Candidates learn about social entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship (working within systems), cross sector partnerships and sustainability. Sessions are led by top academics, corporate innovators, social entrepreneurs, activists and government officials. The curriculum provides a fresh look at global issues and enables our Fellows to affect change at all levels.
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 1500 Fellows across the world.
In 2011, the Institutes are bringing together 330 Fellows at three locations: Los Angeles (110 Fellows), Boston (110 Fellows) and New York (110 Fellows).
Los Angeles Institute :: February 17 – 21, 2011
Boston Institute :: March 17 – 21, 2011
New York Institute :: May 26 - 30, 2011
Applications are now closed for the 2011 Institutes. Excited to get a jump on 2012? Leave us your name or nominate a friend to apply. Applications for the 2012 Institutes will open on September 15, 2011.