The Jolkona team has been hard at work getting ready for our Fall’15 Jolkona Catalyst program. This fall from October 24 to November 13, we will welcome 16 social leaders from Bangladesh and Indonesia. This will be the first time the Jolkona Catalyst Program will host the two countries at the same time. We are looking forward to having the two countries collaborate and learn from one another!
For this upcoming cohort, we received 140 applications from young social leaders and entrepreneurs from Bangladesh and Indonesia. From this 140 applicant pool, our team conducted 60 interviews over the past month. Our interviews frequently ran over their time limit because we truly enjoyed each conversation. It was incredibly energizing to hear the great work being done in these two countries!
Stay tuned: During the third week of September, we will announce our final list of 16 Catalysts for this upcoming program. These young social entrepreneurs come from a wide variety of industries and are working on solving systemic social issues with innovative approaches.
Are you in Seattle and want to get involved with our fall program? We are actively looking for homestay hosts, volunteers, and mentors. Click here to learn more about joining our Fall’15 Jolkona Catalyst Team.