Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp FAQ

Thank you so much for your interest in applying to Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp! Applications for Cohort 4 are now closed. However, this page contains important information to help guide you through the selection process. But, if any unanswered questions remain, feel free to reach out to Alia at directly.

The Process

Application: Please complete and submit the linked application by August 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM. Take advantage of our Application FAQ document for more detailed tips on drafting a successful application. Remember that applications cannot be revised once submitted, so we recommend drafting answers to your questions in a word document first, then copying and pasting answers once you are ready to submit. This will help make sure your word counts are accurate, that spelling errors are corrected, and hard work isn’t lost! You will be informed by September 1, 2017 if you are invited to an in-person interview. 


In-Person Interview: In addition to preparing for a typical interview experience, applicants who are invited to the first round interview will be asked to prepare a 5-minute pitch for their organization. Please see page 9 of the Application FAQ document for more detailed information on preparing. The purpose of this activity is to give our selection committee a sense for your existing organization and pitch. Keep in mind that a major goal of Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is to help you refine and strengthen your pitch. As such, we’ll be evaluating effort and presentation as much as the quality of your pitch.  First round interviews will take place between September 5-15*, 2017. (*recently updated due to delays caused by Hurricane Irma) 

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Final Interview: Applicants who are invited to the second round interview will be required to share with us one document (no more than five pages) that your organization already uses that gives us insight into the essence of  your organization. The may be an executive summary, business plan, strategic plan, overview presentation, or something else altogether. Again, do not create something new for us to review. Final-round interviews will take place between September 18-22*, 2017. Interviews can be done in-person, via phone, or Skype. (*recently updated due to delays caused by Hurricane Irma)


Key Dates

We value the time spent with our Bootcampers immensely. So, we want to make sure that all of our applicants are fully committed to and available for each and every workshop*. Before applying, please make sure that you are available to attend every single event so that you can be sure to make the most of your experience.

*Please note that the dates below have recently been adjusted to delays caused by Hurricane Irma. None of the dates have actually been changed, rather, they have been shifted back to accommodate a longer interview period. Please contact with any questions!

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