Hub Zürich Fellowship Program, Switzerland

Deadline:  12 December 2010, 23:59 CET
Open to: individuals and small teams (1-3 persons)  who are innovative and whose project will effectively tackle one of the big environmental challenges of our time
Benefits: living stipend, seed funding, unlimited access to the Hub Zürich and the global Hub Network, coaching and mentoring service

The Hub Zürich Fellowship Program institutionalizes the Hub’s mission of enabling social entrepreneurship. The Fellowship will empower driven entrepreneurs to successfully implement their ideas by leveraging the Hub’s diverse and supportive community of changemakers. Its close partnerships with WWF Switzerland, Ashoka Switzerland and selected network partners support our outstanding Fellows to multiply their impact for society and environment.


Individuals and teams of two or three persons older than 18 and from any nationality are eligible. However, applicants must take care of their work permit for Switzerland themselves.

The proposed ideas and projects need to:
* be innovative
* effectively tackle one of the big environmental challenges of our time
* be sustainable, including financial viability


1. Fill in the application form
2. Hand in a business plan (approximately 5 pages), focusing on the main points . Tjis plan has to include  a description of:
* Idea (which problem are you addressing and how is it innovative – 1 page)
* Business model (how will you make your business work, and financial viability – 2 pages)
* Roadmap (how will you make your business real, and why you should receive the scholarship – 2 pages)
3. Design a creative piece which demonstrates your passion for social innovation in general and for your idea in particular
4. Upload these documents via the application website

The selection of the Fellow is based on a sophisticated process that ensures the highest quality of both idea and persons.


The Hub Zürich WWF Fellow will receive:

  • 1x “Hub Unlimited” membership at the Hub Zürich (or 2x “Hub 100” or 3x “Hub 50” if you are a team of two or three respectively)
  • CHF 10.000 seed capital after finalizing the business plan
  • CHF 24.000 living stipend paid in quarterly installments
  • Mentoring relationship with the WWF Switzerland
  • Professional coaching with Ashoka Switzerland and its partners
  • Peer-to-peer support within the Hub
  • Access to the global Hub Network
  • The quality label “Hub Zürich Fellow”
  • Becoming part of the Hub Zürich hosting circle
  • Possibility to organize workshops and events at the Hub Zürich
  • Access to an exclusive Hub Fellow Alumni circle

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