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Provides seed-funding, up to $90,000, to social innovators and entrepreneurs worldwide who challenge status quo and aim to create social change addressing key issues. Provides individualized leadership development opportunities, peer learning workshops, technical assistance, one-on-one counseling, and access to the impressive Echoing Green network, including over 700 program alumni.

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Competition

MobiPrize Awards

Offers competitions and awards cash prizes honoring entrepreneurial ventures and city, state and national governments supporting entrepreneurial ventures that are

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Investment

VC Index Fund

VC Index Fund invests $100,000 per deal into early-stage startups backed by top VCs. Provides online investor network and accelerated

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Grant or Scholarship

Strategic Opportunity Fund

1 year grants that supports campaigns, collaborations, and coalitions that are current and former New York Foundation grantees addressing community

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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