The Impact Hub Fellowship for Longer Lives is kicking off its London scheme this month and is calling for submissions from entrepreneurs to address the challenges of the increase in human life expectancy, falling birthrates and an ageing workforce.
The focus of the new Fellowship programme will be to create innovative solutions to the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing society. Participants can pitch their ideas to win over £30,000 of start-up support.
In the 2014 Impact Hub Fellowship for Longer Lives, aspiring entrepreneurs can win essential support to launch and accelerate an ambitious organisation with sustainable impact. Impact Hub King’s Cross, AXA and Swiss Re Foundation are looking for ambitious, purpose-driven entrepreneurs, who aim to revolutionise the status quo and who find that collaboration is the most powerful tool to generate positive impact.
Awards will be made to initiatives that offer scalable solutions in the form of products or services that enable changes in practice or behaviour in one or several of the following aspects:
• Organisation of family life
• Education system
• Corporate economic life
• Public services
The number and proportion of elderly people has been growing faster than ever in most developed and developing countries. This gives rise to very significant economic, social and educational challenges, but also to many opportunities.
WHAT YOU CAN WIN
Financial support of £22,000 (a 12 month living stipend of £1000 per month, plus one-time seed-funding of £10,000)
1 year Impact Hub Unlimited Membership: full time access to the creative space at Impact Hub King’s Cross (value £5,616)
Networking support from Impact Hub King’s Cross, AXA and Swiss Re Foundation: access to investors, partners, supporters, peer-entrepreneurs, media, and many more…
1 year start-up support including a dedicated coach, education, expert support, exposure and access to talent (value approx. £3,000