SEED Lab Fellows
IMPORTANT DATES 
  • Application period July 1 - August 31
  • Cohort announcement: October 1
  • Program starts: October 2020
  • Graduation: May 2020 
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BENEFITS
 
  • A cohort of 12 social entrepreneurs.
  • 90 hours of customized training and mentorship.
  • Flexible online and in person classes.
  • Launch, pilot and scale ventures. 
  • $15k total program value.
  • FULL and PARTIAL scholarships available. Cost of the program $2,500. 
  • Access to local leaders, captains of various industries and experts.
  • Specialized Certificate and 9 professional credits awarded by University of California in Riverside - Extension​. 
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CURRICULUM
 
  • Weekly virtual meetings and trainings.
  • Guest speakers and networking.
  • Social Value: mission, vision, theory of change, measuring and monitoring impact. community engagement etc.;
  • Market: beneficiaries, competition, partnerships, branding and messaging etc.;
  • Finance: business planning, straitening planning, start up planning, budgeting, resource management, fundraising etc.;
  • Implementation: role of data, testing, piloting, scaling etc.
  • Leadership: public speaking, pitching, board development, team development etc;  
 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Individuals

 

  • Applicant must be over 18 years old, good command of the English language

  • Decision-making role in the venture

  • able to commit to an 8-month intensive program.

  • Applicant needs to be based in the United States. Caravanserai Project does not sponsor American work permits for any foreign nationals.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Ventures

  • Must be the original idea of the applicant(s), in its start-up phase. 

  • Nonprofits, for-profits, or hybrids are welcome to apply. The venture does not need to be registered to apply.

  • Does not only have to be run by one individual. Partners can apply to the program.

  • It must be independent and autonomous. It cannot be under the management of another organization. The venture can have a fiscal sponsor.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Partnerships

  • For ventures with multiple partners, only two founders may apply per organization.

  • Both applicants within the partnership must meet all Applicant Eligibility requirements.

  • A partner cannot be swapped for another during the program.  

  • Partnerships must submit a joint application for their project. Separate applications for the venture will not be considered.

SELECTION PROCESS

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Application

  • Submit during the open application period.

Semi-Finalists

  • Receive feedback as you advance. Our team provides initial personalized feedback, requires additional information and provides support meant for the semi-finalists to deliver comprehensive applications. Interviews are conducted.

  • Outside reviewers read and score the selected applications. 

2020/2021 SEED Lab Fellows announced 

APPLICATION POLICIES
  • Submit your application online. Only applications submitted through the application website will be accepted. No exceptions!

  • Additional information can be submitted if required.

  • Applications can be reviewed if required by Caravanserai Project.

  • Partnerships must submit a joint application for their project. Applicants who choose to apply as part of a partnership must complete one application together.

  • Only two founders may apply per organization/project.

 
 
 
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