How to find a Change Leader
Reach for Change believes that the right idea in the hands of the right person can change the world. We therefore put great effort into finding people with the potential to not only create change, but to lead a movement.
In 2014, Reach for Change received more than 2900 ideas from individuals applying for a place in the Incubator program, and less than 2 percent were selected. Selecting the ones with the highest potential is a meticulous process that takes several months. For those that make it all the way, the process includes pitch review, business plan examination, in-depth interviewing, due diligence and live pitching for a jury panel.
To ensure that all relevant aspects are considered, a multitude of stakeholders are consulted in the selection process. These include external sector experts, co-workers from local partners and, in many cases, children. In addition to finding high potential people and ideas, the application and selection process is aimed at boosting the development of a wider group of aspiring social entrepreneurs.
To achieve this, we:
- Guide and challenge applicants to identify and develop the weak spots of their approach through comprehensive online and offline questionnaires.
- Advise and feedback through face-to-face group sessions such as pitch trainings and concept development workshops.
- Evaluate and validate applicants through one-on-one meetings with business men and sector experts.
- Connect and inspire through networking events and inspirational talks for applicants.