We’re recruiting four motivated people to co-build businesses with us
that help address the excess costs of poverty. We’re looking for people (you?)
that believe if given the time, the money, and the audience, they can channel
their lived experiences, ideas, and talents into positive impact.
Applications for this cohort closed on Oct 25 2020. We’ve completed the interview process and
will be making offers soon. If you submitted an application, thank you!
Don’t fill this out if you're human:
We have designed our process to give you the opportunity to share your story,
what motivates you, and why you would be a great fit for the Venture Studio.
We recorded two Q&A sessions where we shared more about our process, motivation, and what we provide.
Oct 10 2020
Oct 15 2020
There is no specific set of skills or experiences that we are looking for.
Perhaps you have a strong track record of work on a particular social problem,
or you have specific technical, design, or business skills that are relevant to
the problems you want to work on -- if so, great! That said, we are looking for
people who have several key traits.
There are many ways to demonstrate these traits: through work and professional experience,
through volunteering, or through other personal experiences. We care about what you’ve done
in the past, but we care more about what you can do in the future. We look forward to hearing
your story and getting to know you.
Beyond the above traits, we believe that having a direct, personal connection to the challenges
we are looking to solve will help founders build stronger, more impactful businesses, and will
sustain your passion through the inevitable ups and downs of starting a business. We refer to
this as lived experience. In the context of our challenge to improve the financial health and
well-being of low and moderate income people in America, lived experience might be the knowledge
of our broken healthcare system that you have from spending hours on the phone with an insurance
company. Or maybe it’s what you know about the challenges of unpredictable shift scheduling from
juggling multiple part-time jobs. We believe that this kind of experience is extremely valuable in
building social impact businesses.