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Ashoka/American Express Leadership Academy Emerging Innovators Bootcamps 2019 (Fully-funded)

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Deadline: June 30, 2019


  • Open to social entrepreneurs and changemakers in the following regions: Africa, Europe, Asia and Americas
  • Applicants must be over 18 years at the time of application

They are looking for the best social change leaders in the world to participate in all-expense paid boot camps in either Mexico City, NYC, Madrid, Dakar or Nairobi.

Are you a leader of social change? Apply to join the Bootcamp. The American Express Leadership Academy Emerging Innovators Bootcamps are 2-3 day intensive training for social entrepreneurs and changemakers who can benefit from expert guidance, peer support, and a safe space to reflect on inner growth and wellbeing.


How can you use dance to inspire girls to be scientists and mathematicians? Or train refugees as foreign language tutors to increase livelihoods and positive cultural exchange? Or revolutionize the way veterans re-enter the workforce? To bring big ideas like these to life, Ashoka and American Express created the American Express Leadership Academy Emerging Innovators Bootcamps.

The Bootcamps, which happen in New York City, Madrid, Mexico City, Nairobi and Dakar over two to three day periods, are intensive trainings for 125 rising social innovators to discuss and analyze best strategies to grow and sustain their social ventures. Twenty-five innovators gather in each of the five locations to receive expert guidance and peer support and to reflect on the inner growth and wellbeing necessary to be a strong leader.

Graduates become a part of the 2,000+ member strong American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Network and have gone on to win prestigious social innovation awards, including the Ashoka Fellowship, and honors from organizations like Echoing Green, Skoll, StartingBloc and Unreasonable Institute. They have also been included in the Forbes “30 Under 30” list.