How To Apply For the 2024 Impact Pioneer Program

Impact Pioneer Program

ABOUT IMPACT PIONEERS’ 24

I am so excited to tell you about the 2024 Impact Pioneer Program. Basically, the Impact Pioneers ’24 is a leadership program that is aimed at fostering impact entrepreneurship. It provides partnerships with the great opportunity to exchange experiences with an international network, get great insights from Sweden’s impact entrepreneurship leaders, and participate in both online learning modules and a one-week onsite summit in Stockholm. Furthermore, this program focuses on developing sustainable businesses that drive economic, social, and environmental development.

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ELIGIBILITY ON WHO CAN APPLY

  • You can apply if you meet the following criteria:
  • You should be founders and managers of startup hubs, accelerators, and incubators.
  • You can apply if you are a tech and innovation hub founder and manager.
  • University accelerator or incubator managers can also apply for this great opportunity.
  • Public sector employees supporting impact entrepreneurship are also eligible for this amazing opportunity.
  • Now very important, Applicants must be citizens and residents of one of these 22 countries:
  • Africa: Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa
  • Asia: India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand
  • Europe: Poland, Moldova, Armenia, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Georgia, Sweden, Lithuania, Ukraine (This includes applicants residing or living outside Ukraine)

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ELIGIBILITY BASED ON REQUIREMENTS FOR the Impact Pioneer Program

Keeping our fingers crossed, here are the eligibility outlined for the 2024 Impact Pioneer Program:

  • You are required to work in an organization that nurtures and grows entrepreneurs.
  • You should have the mandate to develop international partnerships.
  • You should be proficient in English, starting from speech, writing, reading, and understanding the language well.
  • You should be willing to participate and actively share your experiences.
  • Lastly, you should have identified opportunities and challenges for local entrepreneurship and ecosystem improvement.

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BENEFITS

I will list down reasons why you should apply for the 2024 Impact Pioneer Program.

  • Professional development
  • Networking
  • Onsite experience
  • No cost. Imagine the Swedish Institute covers all your costs, including flights, accommodation, meals, transportation, and insurance too.

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PROGRAM STRUCTURE

  • Duration: It will take eight weeks from late August to October 2024
  • Online Activities: This basically includes 2 hours per week of networking, sharing sessions, and masterclasses that will start in late August to early September
  • Onsite Summit: The summit will run from October 21 to October 25 in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Follow-up: This will entail developing plans to apply new skills and network locally and internationally.

DEADLINE:

This application period is from May 1 to May 31, 2024

HOW TO APPLY for the Impact Pioneer Program

  • First, apply by submitting your application between May 1 and May 31, 2024
  • Second is the screening process, where applicants will be screened from June 3 to June 28, 2024
  • Lastly is the admission process, where admission results will be announced on July 8, 2024.

 For further details about Impact Pioneers ’24, please get in touch with the Program Manager, Filippa Malmegard, at [email protected] and visit the Swedish Institute website at https://si.se/