Deadline: 11 February 2016
Open to: entrepreneurs between the ages of 21 and 31 years old, from all over the globe
Venue: 15 May – 24 July 2016 in Berlin, Germany
More and more people are looking for a meaningful job and a fulfilling career. They want to contribute to something greater than “just a job” – something that is bigger than them. But how will they ever feel that they’re making a big difference? How could they measure their impact? What would that kind of job look like in a big company? How, as a part of a big system, would employees be able to tell that their work matters?
That’s what our next Entrepreneurship for Good Program: The Future of Work Challenge is all about. Posed by H&M Germany, the Challenge invites you and 19 other young entrepreneurs to spend 10 weeks on campus in Berlin. After that, you’ll move on to implement your own venture over the course of the next 10 months.
Even big change begins with small steps. So let’s start by finding ways to empower employees across 400 different locations in Germany to make a positive impact on business and also on society at large – and to enable them to measure it, too. And that’s where you come in. H&M Germany and the DO School challenge you to devise amazing new formats for employees in the fashion sector to set targets for themselves and their teams. In addition, you should find concrete, measurable ways for them to track their impact.
In particular, you will be asked to:
- Identify new areas in big companies that aren’t already covered by employee satisfaction surveys
- Create an amazing solution that is easily scalable and transferable, i.e. to other companies
- Empower individual and structural change by making its effect measurable
You are between 21 and 31 years old. This means on the first day of the program you are least 21 years old and no older than 31. If you are not legally of age in your home country at the time of application, you will have to supply a permission signed by a parent or legal guardian for the application to be valid.
Successful candidates may come from, but are not restricted to the fields of HR, psychology, intrapreneurship, happyness experts, organisational development, UX design.
It is central to our mission that we offer inclusive educational opportunities to talented young adults. We support you regardless of your socioeconomic or educational background and encourage you, no matter if you are a university student or graduate or don’t have a higher education.
Since the Business for Good Program is conducted in English we require for you to apply in English and to have a good working knowledge of the language.
Admission is based on merit alone with a tuition fee of EUR 1,000.
If you cannot cover the program cost you are eligible to receive financial aid. For more information please download the financial aid PDF.
Travel and living costs
You are responsible for organizing and paying for your own travel to and from the DO School Berlin campus in order to participate in the ten-week Incubation Phase. You are also responsible for arranging and paying for your visa (if needed) as well as travel, health and accident insurance for the ten-week duration.
During the 10-week Incubation Phase in Berlin, you will stay at subsidized accommodation and will be required to contribute EUR 900. During the entire program year you are responsible for your personal cost of living (food, insurance, transportation, personal needs, etc.). Download the PDF below and find out more about the living costs in Berlin
The DO School Seeds Award is a chance for you to jump-start your venture. A total of EUR 5,000 are awarded to the three most convincing venture plans after Fellows have successfully finished the Incubation Phase. The Awardees are chosen by a jury comprising experts from the social entrepreneurship and start-up field as well as in an online voting competition.
Complete the applications for the Entrepreneurship for Good Program through our online application form. Before you begin, you may want to read the application FAQs at the bottom of this page.
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