Building impact but need help scaling up? Join ‘UBS Social Innovators’
Social entrepreneurs are invited to apply for UBS’s signature program for identifying, selecting and supporting social enterprises with innovative solutions for some of society’s most pressing challenges. With UBS and Ashoka networks, we expect to help you reach new frontiers, increase your impact, and achieve long-term sustainability!
Top tier applicants will receive funding and tailored support to help scale their solutions to the next level:
- All applicants will receive quality feedback from a panel of expert reviewers
- 30+ Shortlisted applicants will receive a travel bursary to attend, collaborate and network with the UBS Social Innovators expert community at a Regional Bootcamp and through a closed online networking group
- 9 Regional Finalists will receive an additional grant sum of 5000 USD plus 1:1 connections with UBS employees and an Introduction to the Ashoka/ UBS Social Investment Toolkit
- 3 UBS Social Innovators will be rewarded with a grant of 40,000 USD, an opportunity to present their idea to leading philanthropists and social investors at a UBS event in December 2016, and a tailored 12-month Accelerator program designed by Ashoka.
The program is open to social entrepreneurs from all sectors, provided that their project is beyond the start-up phase, has a proven concept and has a funding model which is based on growing sales of products or services and does not only rely on grants and donations. Application opens from 7th July and 31st August 2016.
For more information on UBS Social Innovators, including the eligibility and selection criteria, head to the UBS Social Innovators Website.