Eight talented social entrepreneurs will journey from Indonesia to our office in Seattle next month to participate in the Jolkona Catalyst program, a mentor driven accelerator for founders from developing countries. During the three-week program these social entrepreneurs will work with mentors, innovative thought leaders, seasoned business professionals, and startup founders here in the vibrant Seattle community.
In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the data from past Catalyst programs:
- Thirty-three entrepreneurs have participated in our programs, and forty-two percent of them have been women
- Catalyst participants have visited twenty-six businesses and organizations in the Seattle community
- The industries represented by the Catalysts include education, fashion, technology, sustainability, tourism, and more
How does the latest group compare? The Spring ’16 cohort of eight entrepreneurs includes five women and represents many industries, including micro-finance, e-commerce, and education. Check back with the blog as we share more information about these bright young entrepreneurs over the coming weeks, and be sure to register for our Jolkona Catalyst Showcase on May 25th for the opportunity to hear about their ventures first-hand. Click here to RSVP!