Social Innovation Bootcamp – Last Call!


Final deadline for applications is Monday 1st June at 10pm.

Social Innovation Bootcamp seeks skilled professionals to collaborate, learn & design solutions for social entrepreneurs in Rio de Janeiro, a year ahead of the 2016 games.

Social entrepreneurship volunteer specialists _SocialStarters, are excited to announce their new two-week Social Innovation Bootcamp in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! With some exciting partners…

On a mission to bring together 10 talented people from different worlds to create change a year ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the lucky selected participants of Social Innovation Bootcamp will meet, learn from – and work alongside – some of the most exciting social entrepreneurs Rio has to offer across arts, culture, sport and social enterprise.

This is an opportunity for post-grads, skilled professionals, freelancers & aspiring social entrepreneurs to immerse themselves into latin culture whilst learning all about social entrepreneurship, with the people responsible for creating the cultural legacy of the games.

Delivered with official partners, Eixo Rio (a department in the State Secretariat of Culture) alongside Agencia, Oi! Kabum & MakeSense, _SocialStarters are putting a call out for inquisitive intrepids from all around the world to apply to #JoinUs. If successful, you could be taking part in two weeks of ideation workshops, problem solving, grassroots business start-up training and so much more. Programme starts 4th July and runs until the 18th July.

“This is such an incredible opportunity for anyone interested in and passionate about both social entrepreneurship, emerging economies, career development, travel with purpose and arts / culture / sport to engage in something truly unique at a special time in Rio’s contemporary history”
– Andrea Gamson, Co-Founder, _SocialStarteers & Social Innovation Bootcamp.

“Travelling with purpose, not just meeting real people, but being able to help them, is just so much better than just travelling from one temple to the next beach. I’ll never be able to travel like that again” said recent _SocialStartersGraduate, Paul Goff, former Consultant at Deloitte.

The core delivery team’s expertise is in youth development, ethical travel, social enterprise, consulting, career-coaching, volunteer management and digital marketing. They come from a variety of backgrounds but worked on London 2012 Olympic Games’ official legacy programme for young people and UK government backed International Citizen Service (ICS) in East Africa.

Social Innovation Bootcamp activities include:

  •    A crash course in global social entrepreneurship and social innovation
  •    Ideation, design thinking and problem solving workshops
  •    Introduction to start-up methods and testing business ideas
  •    Hands on experience of working with a start-up social enterprise in Rio
  •    Working on ‘live’ briefs and challenges by entrepreneurs in Rio who are aiming to tackle social issues across arts, culture and sport
  •    Taking on the role of ‘Social Enterprise Consultant’ and working with your own clients
  •    Plus additional excursions to see some of the best that Rio has to offer across arts & culture

Social Innovation Bootcamp starts in Rio on 4th July and runs until 18th July inclusive. Package costs £1280.00 and includes 14 nights accommodation, 4 excursions, minimum 6 half-day workshops, 2 days volunteer consulting, social outings and start up training. Does not include flights and food.

Details of the full package can be found on their website and via Escape the City. Final deadline for applications is Monday 1st June at 10pm.


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