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Paying it forward: 20 hours of your time

The passion for our Fellows for SLP comes from the principles of being equal stakeholders in the Program as those who started it. We were inspired by John Wood (Author of Room to Read: Why I left Microsoft to change the world) who was able to ignite real pride and passion from villagers who built the school. Due to this, everyone in the program gives 20 hours of your time to helping run the program over the six months by volunteering for one or more activities such as helping to run a simulation, build or run a class, blog about a speaker, hold a social or organize brainstorming and feedback sessions for Fellows. We have no full-time staff, so everything we do is done by our Program Teams with the support of our Fellows. This builds the sort of passion and sense of ownership that our Fellows have for the Program.


We understand that you may get busy, and at times may not be able to make a class. We have seen our most successful Fellows are able to juggle job, classes, family and fundraising, and somehow make it not only work, they also find time to give advice to other Fellows on their startups. The friendships and networks you build are also incredibly important. Due to all this, we make attendance mandatory. We say if you miss more than two events without a valid reason, you may be asked to leave the program – if we don’t think you are contributing to the Program or the Network. So please carefully consider the time commitment carefully before submitting your application. Its only 60 hours in total, but we think it could be transformational. So we pay attention to your commitment.

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Admissions Schedule

  • June 1 - July 15: Admissions Round 1
  • July 31 - Round 1 Decisions
  • July 16 - August 1: Admissions Round 2
  • August 15 - Round 2 Decisions
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