Vision :: A global ecosystem in which the world’s greatest challenges are resolved by the collaborative work of a community of leaders from all sectors. They drive innovative ideas into actions to create lasting, positive social impact.
Mission :: StartingBloc exists to educate, connect, and inspire emerging leaders to drive social innovation across sectors. StartingBloc focuses on activating individuals, while simultaneously teaching a community approach to lasting change.
Since 2005, StartingBloc has been training the next generation of leaders on how to do well and do good.
Through the StartingBloc Fellowship, we select the brightest young leaders and provide them with access to the resources they need to address the most pressing global challenges of our time. The most critical resource that our Fellows gain access to is a tight-knit community of social innovators based across the country and the world.
The StartingBloc Fellowship begins with the Institute for Social Innovation. This transformative five-day experience is rooted in a blended-value curriculum and presents a Social Innovation Case (SIC) challenge, as well as sessions with industry leaders.
Upon completing the Institute, new Fellows join our global network of 1,900 StartingBloc Fellows from over 55 countries and more than 221 universities. Over the years, StartingBloc Fellows have launched their own organizations and continue to create social impact in various sectors across the world.