the 2016 fellowship
TIMELINE OVERVIEW & THE PROCESS
The Fellowship starts in January and ends in late May with the PresenTense Fellow Showcase.
Fellows meet almost every week in person as a group for a seminar, roundtable, or workshop. Fellows are also expected to meet with their coach and mentor once per month outside of the times listed below.
All applicants are required to apply with a nomination key. See the application page for information on obtaining one.
Applications Due > Friday, November 13
Speed Interviewing > Thursday, December 3
All fellowship activities take place outside of regular working hours (9am-6pm, Monday through Friday).
As a participant in the 2016 PresenTense NYC Fellowship, expect to spend one evening or Sunday per week attending Fellowship related workshops, speakers, and events.
ONE-ON-ONE'S > January 4-7
FELLOWSHIP KICKOFF > January 10 - 11
SEMINARS > Sundays: January 31, February 21, March 20, April 10, & May 1
WORKSHOPS & SPEAKERS> Tuesdays: January 19, January 26, February 9, February 16, March 1, March 8, March 29, April 5, April 19, May 10, & May 17
Roundtable speakers are not yet confirmed, and subject to change. Peer clusters will happen on Roundtable evenings.
Through a Curriculum based on IDEO's Design Thinking, Fellows will learn the theories and practical tools in the following seminars:
· Environmental Scanning
· Prototyping and Assessment
· Theory of Change
· Operations and Finance
· Friendraising and Financing
NETWORK & RESOURCES
All Fellows are matched with a Coach, have access to Mentors from the local community and a network of subject matter experts, and will learn from the experience of esteemed round table presenters.
THE FELLOWS AND THEIR VENTURES
Fellows will learn about fundraising and crowdfunding during their final seminar and have the opportunity to fundraise for the $1000 participation fee. Funds raised above $1000 will go directly towards funding their venture. Alternatively, Fellows can choose to pay their fee upfront and out of pocket at any point during the Fellowship. Regardless, all Fellows will be required to pay $500 at the start of the program.
We expect all Fellows to commit fully to their idea and the process for the entirety of the six month program. We expect Fellows to push themselves outside of their comfort zone- changing the world ain't easy!
Each Fellow will create their own key performance indicators (KPIs) with the Fellowship Coordinator, and continually chart their growth throughout the Fellowship. Fellows are expected to attend all scheduled programming, and meet with Coaches and Mentors. If a Fellow fails to attend regularly, they may be removed from the program.