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Funds social entrepreneurs and early-stage startupsworldwide that can develop better ways to distribute existing proven life-enhancing technologies in health, financial services and technology to actual people in need in developing regions. Mentorship and $10,000-$20,000 is awarded to 5-15 social entrepreneures to help pilot their ideas, launch their work, and attract significant support.

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Investment

Investors’ Circle

Largest and most active early-stage impact investing network, with hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices. To date,

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Competition

Chivas Venture

$1Million fund to invest in extraordinary startups that are using business to create positive change. Over the last two years

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Investment

Underdog Ventures

Venture capital firm specializing in making investments in socially aware, high-net-worth individuals and companies. It prefers to invest in natural

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Internship or Fellowship

PopTech Bellagio Fellows

Brings together small, interdisciplinary groups of designers, economists, technologists and social innovators for an immersive residencey at the Rockefeller Foundation’s

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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