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Fellowship Program



We offer training, mentoring, and education for outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to kickstart their own ventures all around the world.

The DO School offers a unique one-year educational program that enables talented young adults to launch their own innovative and sustainable social ventures. The program allows our Fellows to learn from passionate peers, engage with current leaders and experts, and create change by implementing these social ventures in their home countries.

Next to the One-Year Program, the DO School also offers a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): the DO School Start-Up Lab. By following this free online course, aspiring entrepreneurs from around the globe haD the opportunity to gain valuable start-up knowledge through input from experts and leaders of various fields relevant to starting up.

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Program Details

The DO School program teaches the DO School method. It allows each participant – our Fellows – to exchange with passionate peers, engage with current leaders and learn what it takes to turn their own ideas into social ventures in their home countries. The program brings together experienced leaders with the next generation of impact entrepreneurs and enables them to exchange knowledge and experience in a hands-on, effective and fun way.

The program takes place in two phases, the ten-week Incubation Phase on campus and the ten-month Implementation Phase in the Fellows’ home countries.


During the Incubation Phase Fellows take part in three courses: Venture Lab, Challenge Lab and
Media Lab.

In this phase the Fellows complete the Challenge – a hands-on group task – and plan their individual social ventures. By the end of the ten weeks Fellows have created a concrete service, product or campaign as an answer to the group Challenge and thereby learned hands-on how to turn an idea into action. In addition, they have turned their venture idea into a viable business plan that is ready for implementation.


The second phase of the DO School program focuses on the venture implementation in Fellows’ home countries. During this ten months phase, each Fellow works on starting up their venture supported by the Venture Lab, which is delivered online through the DO School Cloud. This is when Fellows start to create real social change in their communities.


The DO School Start-Up Lab is tailored to deliver the DO School Method online, reaching out to young social entrepreneurs around the world. The course is aimed at those who already have an idea for a not-for-profit or for-profit business. It provides you with knowledge from seasoned experts from all of the areas you need to think about before starting-up. Each of the 9 chapters consists of personal videos from leaders such as Muhammad Yunus, Scilla Elworthy, Jean-Remy von Matt and 34 others who share their secrets of start-up success.

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  • Agriculture
  • Arts, Culture, Handicrafts
  • Civic Participation
  • Clean and Green Technology
  • Communications / Media / ICT
  • Disabilities
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Distribution / Supply Chain
  • Education
  • Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation
  • Energy
  • Enterprise Development, SME
  • Environment, Climate Change
  • Fair Trade, Organic Products
  • Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Health
  • Housing, Shelter, Homelessness
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources / Conservation
  • Other
  • Peace and Security
  • Sanitation, Waste Management
  • Tech
  • Training, Technical Assistance Services
  • Water
  • Web, SaaS, Online Tech
  • Women, Girls

supporting ventures in these regions

  • Central Asia
  • Europe
  • Global
  • India
  • Latin America
  • Middle East / North Africa
  • Oceania
  • Southeast Asia
  • Subsaharan Africa
  • US, Canada


  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit
  • Hybrid

accepting applications or entries


October 20, 2014 - October 27, 2014

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As a social entrepreneurship professional, I support social start-ups in crafting their ventures and developing mission-driven businesses.

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Katherin is the CEO of the DO School, Inc. and is responsible for running the school’s New York City campus. Katherin has previously been involved as Head of...

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