Time is running out for entrepreneurs to apply for the first “Forward Fellows” program being put on by Bull City Forward and The HUB in Raleigh.

“The inaugural 2013 Forward Fellows program has three main goals. First, we want to supportthe Fellows in scaling their social enterprises,” the group says.

“Second, we want to bring Sponsoring Partner Companies around the table to support the next generation of entrepreneurs while injecting
entrepreneurial spirit and know-how into their own organizations.

“Lastly, the program aims to benefit the community by curating a strong network for social entrepreneurs in the Triangle.” 

Bull City Forward, HUB Raleigh, and Sponsoring Partners are inviting North Carolina’sentrepreneurs, community leaders, citizens, and students to submit their company, organization or intrapreneurial initiative (a project within a larger company) to the Forward
Fellows Program.

The deadline is Sunday, March 17, at midnight.

“The Fellows program allows the Triangle to identify, support, and celebrate some of our most promising emerging innovators and community leaders,” said Christopher Gergen, Bull City Forward Executive Director. “The entrepreneurs will continue to grow their own organizations while spending a portion of their time accelerating the growth of the social venture community in
the Triangle.”

The groups note that North Carolina is tackling several social issues from reducing drop-out rates to increasing use of renewable energy to promoting preventive healthcare.

“The Fellows program seeks to move the needle on key social issues by inviting for-profit and not-for-profit operations to submit their
ideas online,” the organizers say. 

Get more info at: http://bullcityforward.org/forward-fellows/