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Call for Applications, The Hub Zürich Fellowship Program (focus on entrepreneurial ideas to address environmental challenges)

The Hub Zürich Fellowship Program

We are looking for innovative, entrepreneurial ideas for how to tackle our biggest environmental challenges, such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, desertification, ocean depletion or other ecological fields. The best idea will be awarded with a 1-year fellowship by WWF Switzerland and the Hub Zürich. Are you up for the challenge?

The Hub Zürich Fellowship Program boosts your initiative to the next level!

The Hub Zürich Fellowship Program empowers driven entrepreneurs to successfully implement their ideas by leveraging the Hub’s diverse and supportive community of changemakers. Its close partnerships with WWF Switzerland, Ashoka Switzerland and selected network partners support our outstanding Fellows to multiply their impact for society and environment. The Program offers a living stipend, seed funding, unlimited access to the Hub Zürich and the global Hub Network as well as exclusive coaching and mentoring services.


Eligibility & Selection Criteria

Individuals and teams of two or three persons older than 18 and from any nationality are eligible. However, applicants must take care of their work permit for Switzerland themselves. But now the interesting stuff:

We are thrilled to receive applications from individuals and small teams (1-3 persons) who are

  • entrepreneurial
  • collaborative
  • passionate about positive change

The proposed ideas and projects need to

  • be innovative
  • effectively tackle one of the big environmental challenges of our time
  • be sustainable, including financial viability

Show us that within the Fellowship year

  • you contribute to the Hub Zürich community
  • you make the most of the Hub Zürich space and global Hub network
  • your idea or project will scale up so that the Fellowship Program would really make a difference for the impact you create

Please find here a detailed description of the selection criteria (PDF).

Hub Zürich WWF Fellowship

The first Hub Zürich Fellowship is proudly sponsored by WWF Switzerland and will be granted in the area of “Climate Change & Sustainability”, one of the Hub’s core clusters. We are looking for outstanding, entrepreneurial ideas how to solve environmental problems like e.g. climate change, loss of biodiversity, desertification, ocean depletion or other ecological fields. The best idea will be awarded with a 1-year fellowship by WWF Switzerland and the Hub Zürich. Do you have such an idea?


The Hub Zürich WWF Fellow on Climate Change & Sustainability


The Hub Zürich Fellowship Program provides social entrepreneurs with the key ingredients that are needed to successfully launch a social business. The Hub Zürich WWF Fellow will receive:

  • 1x “Hub Unlimited” membership at the Hub Zürich (or 2x “Hub 100” or 3x “Hub 50” if you are a team of two or three respectively)
  • CHF 10.000 seed capital after finalizing the business plan
  • CHF 24.000 living stipend paid in quarterly installments
  • Mentoring relationship with the WWF Switzerland
  • Professional coaching with Ashoka Switzerland and its partners
  • Peer-to-peer support within the Hub
  • Access to the global Hub Network
  • The quality label “Hub Zürich Fellow”
  • Becoming part of the Hub Zürich hosting circle
  • Possibility to organize workshops and events at the Hub Zürich
  • Access to an exclusive Hub Fellow Alumni circle

After the Fellowhsip year, we support you on your next steps with our network partners and funders


In order to ensure the impact of the Hub Zürich WWF Fellow, the fellow will be required to:

  • Finalize a full business plan within the first six weeks of the Fellowship year
  • Provide a written impact report at the end of the year
  • Single applicants must make a full commitment (min. 30 hours per week) to the organization’s development for one year, teams of two or three persons may adjust accordingly
  • Provide monthly updates of your amazing initiative (e.g through a video blog, blog post, or similar)
  • Pro-active engagement within the Hub Zürich community
Application & Selection Process

Take the challenge and apply for the Hub Zürich WWF Fellowship on Climate Change & Sustainability! Applications are open until December 12th, 2010 (23:59h CET). Find out more about the application & selection procedure.


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