How does the program work?
Every year, Live for Good organizes a Call for Projects and offers each one of the candidates the opportunity to benefit from resources, expertise and follow-up to guide them in their personal and professional development. Whether they are selected or not among the participants in the proposed program, they will be invited to join the Entrepreneurs for Good Community and therefore will be able to participate in different activities proposed by Live for Good throughout the year.
Between May and July, those persons eligible can apply by filling out the application form which is accessible via the website : app.live-for-good.org. After a rigorous selection process, 50 young project initiators are selected, and announced at the end of July. Those 50 chosen, will then take part in the Campus, 3 months for testing, exploring, and launching their social start-up between September and November. With its unique pedagogy, its 120 hours of training and its 80+ mobilized experts, the Campus is a unique opportunity to realize your ambitions.
At the end of the 3 month pathway, 10 entrepreneurs are selected to present their social start-up in front of a final jury who has the difficult task of nominating 5 winners of the Gabriel Live for Good Award. The prize winners each receive 10 000 euros and are incubated for 8 months by Live for Good (housing, follow-up, study trip, technological support, etc.) from December 2018 to July 2019.
Who can apply?
The program is for young people coming from all walks of life, between 18 and 30 years old (30 years old minus 1 day at the closing date for registrations : July 4th) and initiators of projects with a strong social or environmental impact.
Even though the program is open to all young people, it is primarily aimed at those who, for social, economic, physical, or even georgraphical reasons, have less access to support systems (for example, young people with few or no diplomas coming from critical urban zones or rural zones, those with disabilities or those with a refugee status.
The candidate must be able to exercise an activity in France and be available to particpate in the different phases of the selection process which will take place during the month of July. If he or she is selected, he or she should also be available to participate in the totality of the activities that are proposed.
In order to apply, my project should be at which stage of development?
The candidate must have identified the social or environmental need to which he or she wants to reply and must demonstrate a solid understanding of this need. He or she should ideally have already undertaken action in the field, have gone to meet recipients, potential customers or even other participants in the pertaining sector. He or she should also be capable of presenting a first version of the solution that he or she proposes. However, he or she doesn’t necessarily need to have already created the legal structure ou have started up the activity.
In case he or she would not have validated yet these first steps, other pathways could be proposed to him or her, to help out in the first steps.
Does my project necessarily need to include a digital component?
When can I start applying?
Who is Gabriel?
Is it possible to apply as a team?
Yes. While the prizes offered in the framework of the program are attributed to the project leader who submits the application in his name, and on this basis, represents the team, Live for Good encourages applicants to implicate their associates in the adventure. A presentation by the team will be requested of them in the application form.
Therefore, whereas certain resources offered to the 50 participants on the Campus and to the 5 winners of the Gabriel Live for Good Award are nominatve and cannot be divided, (housing during the Campus, the scholarship of 10 000 euros offered to the 5 winners, etc.), we allow the project leaders to implicate their associates in certain stages of the program (during the selection stages, the training sessions, the final jury, the events proposed throughout the year, etc.).
Is there a charge for participation in the program?
No, the participants at the Campus benefit free of charge from all the activities, the training sessions, the coaching sessions, speeches by experts and entrepreneurs, as well as housing … during all the phases that are classroom based (about 2 weeks). …On the other hand, we ask the participants to be responsable for their travel expenses and to contribute partially to the catering costs.
At the end of the course, as for the 5 winners chosen to receive the Gabriel Live for Good Award, besides benefitting from the 10 000 € scholarship, they will also benefit free of charge from a full-time job in a incubator, a high level follow-up and a study trip of 8 days.
We feel committed to offer an excellent program, thus allowing all young people, no matter what their level of studies and their level of income might be, to express their full potential and contribute to build a better world. This is why we make sure that the cost be assumed by the entrepreneurs in order for them to participate in a program that is not too costly for anyone.
Do I have to be present at all the stages of the program?
Where do the different stages off the program take place?