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Selects and supports a group of extraordinary entrepreneurs who have the potential to transform industries, communities and countries. Through a rigorous, multi-step selection process (12-18 months), candidates pass a series of local and regional interviews before presenting to panelists from our global business network at International Selection Panels held five to six times each year.

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Competition

MECATE

MECATE is the international program of the Laboratory for Entrepreneurship and Transformation. In their “Third Generation” phase, MECATE will identify

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Grant or Scholarship

Capacity Building Program

Core grantees have access to the Foundation’s extensive Capacity-Building Program, which offers grantees one-on-one consultation with experienced providers of nonprofit

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Investment

Acumen Investments

Provides early-mid stage companies investment capital between $0.25M to $3M to create social and economic impact on impoverished poluations in

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Host and Fellow Responsibilities

Host Organizations

  • Identify staff supervisor to manage I&E Climate Action Fellow
  • Submit fellowship description and tasks
  • Engage in the matching process
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Communicate with Berkeley program director and give feedback on the program.

Berkeley Program Director​

  • Communicate with host organizations, students, and other university departments to ensure smooth program operations

Student Fellows

  • Complete application and cohort activities
  • Communicate with staff and host organizations
  • Successfully complete assignments from host organization during summer practicum
  • Summarize and report summer experience activities post-fellowship