Promising Ventures Fellowship

The Promising Ventures Fellowship is our accelerator program designed to help a select group of promising ventures make breakthrough progress towards social impact at scale.

Meet our inaugural Promising Ventures Fellowship Class of 2019. And read our announcement blog to learn more.

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Tailored to meet each team where they are, the program runs for three months and provides customized programming including:

  • Direct support towards achieving ambitious goals for social impact and venture growth

  • One-on-one advising from a senior Promise partner

  • Adaptive leadership skills development in peer group huddles

  • Connections to experts and resources from the Promise network.

Together with our partner, The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University (HCDC), we selected the twelve Fellowship teams based on their current outcomes, potential for scaled impact, and our ability to meaningfully support their growth and impact goals. Fellowship teams also get priority access to grants from HCDC’s impact focused fund.

Applications for the Fellowship are currently closed. Stay connected to hear about about future programs.

I describe the Promising Ventures Fellowship as ‘engaging my head and my heart’. Knowledgeable in their craft, the Promise and HCDC teams are able to clearly guide us, making the uptake and application of new skills easy. Equally as challenging and perhaps even more remarkable, is the teams’ ability to engage my heart, causing me to reflect on the purpose of my venture, the meaning behind the problem I wish to solve, and deep value behind the work that I do. The combination of the two is the magic of Promising Ventures as a cohort.
— Kai-ama Hamer, manager, ParentCorps
Being an entrepreneur can be lonely, especially as a new executive director. Being part of the Promising Ventures Fellowship where we openly compare notes, share challenges, and celebrate wins is incredibly empowering. I now have a network of trusted colleagues who I can simply call for a check-in or who can help me navigate an unexpected challenge.
— Erasma Monticciolo, executive director, Power of Two

Thank you to our partner, the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, for their support in the design and execution of the Fellowship.