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  The Ford Fund, which is the philanthropic arm of the Ford Motor Company, is organizing a fellowship for social entrepreneurs. In light of this, it is calling on qualified social change-makers and community leaders to apply for a place in the program. Persons who are accepted into the fellowship stand a chance of receiving a share of $40,000 in stipends. That’s in addition to training and insights that will enable them to succeed in their quest to achieve positive outcomes within their domains.
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Fellows will also gain access to valuable networks and resources, and get the chance to pitch their ventures and solutions to leaders, funders, and high-level executives. The program is virtual and is financed by the Ford Fund.
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This program offers its participants the following benefits:
  • Take part in weekly virtual workshops and attend localized gatherings where possible
  • Learn data and metrics, go-to-market, funding, team management, and pitch
  • Meet and engage renowned leaders, entrepreneurs and practitioners, and get mentored by them
  • Pitch to leaders and funders
  • Get a share of the $40,000 in stipends available through the program

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The fellowship is open to persons who meet these criteria:
  • Be a social entrepreneur or community leader who is committed to driving positive change in your community
  • Heading and leading a social impact venture or community, especially in the areas of mobility, transport, or accessibility
  • The venture should be in the problem-solution fit or product-market fit phases
Persons who want to apply for this opportunity can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: Intel Region
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This article was first published on 18th November 2023


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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