The DO School – Future of Work Challenge 2016

The DO School – Future of Work Challenge 2016

Deadline: February 11, 2016

Applications are now open for The DO School’s Entrepreneurship for Good Program: The Future of Work Challenge. The Challenge invites you and 19 other young entrepreneurs to spend 10 weeks on campus in Berlin. After that, you’ll move on to implement your own venture over the course of the next 10 months.

H&M Germany and the DO School challenge you to devise amazing new formats for employees in the fashion sector to set targets for themselves and their teams. In addition, you should find concrete, measurable ways for them to track their impact.

In particular, you will be asked to:

  • Identify new areas in big companies that aren’t already covered by employee satisfaction surveys
  • Create an amazing solution that is easily scalable and transferable, i.e. to other companies
  • Empower individual and structural change by making its effect measurable

Program Details

  • On campus Incubation Phase
    During the 10-week long Incubation Phase you will develop your personal venture plan with a support network of experienced coaches. At the same time you will work together with the other Fellows to solve the Challenge, which will teach you the skills and methods necessary to turn an idea into action.
  • Implementation Phase
    During this 10 months period you will focus on kick starting and implementing your venture in your home country, while receiving continued online support from the Venture Lab, via the DO School online platform. H&M will continue their support through knowledge sharing, mentoring and their network. Fellow ventures come in many shapes and sizes, from social businesses, to non-profit organizations, artistic projects or campaigns – however, they are always focused on helping to solve a relevant issue within the Fellow‘s home country. You will graduate from the Entrepreneurship for Good Program with a successful start-up that is already creating tangible impact in your community


The Entrepreneurship for Good Program is ideal for outstanding mission-driven people who are looking for the tools, skills, and mentoring to launch a social start-up.

Those who wish to apply to the program-

  • Must be between 21 and 31 years old.
  • May come from, but are not restricted to the fields of HR, psychology, intrapreneurship, happiness experts, organisational development, UX design.
  • Don’t have to be a university student or graduate.
  • Should apply in English and to have a good working knowledge of the language.
  • Should demonstrate a track record of being passionate about addressing social issues and creating and spreading innovative social change

Financial Costs

Admission is based on merit alone with a tuition fee of EUR 1,000. If you cannot cover the program cost you are eligible to receive financial aid. For more information please download the financial aid PDF.

During the 10-week Incubation Phase in Berlin, you will stay at subsidized accommodation and will be required to contribute EUR 900. During the entire program year you are responsible for your personal cost of living (food, insurance, transportation, personal needs, etc.).

Financial aid is available for both the tuition fee and the personal costs during the Incubation Phase of the Entrepreneurship for Good Program. If you need financial aid there is a separate form in the application process that you can fill out. If you are accepted you will then automatically receive an individualized partial or full financial aid offer

How to Apply

Create a user account on the official website, and then complete the online application with your details and answers to the relevant questions.

Key dates

  • Incubation Phase,
    DO School campus in Berlin, Germany: 15 May – 24 July 2016
  • Implementation Phase
    In your home country: 25 July 2016 – 14 May 2017

For more information, visit The DO School Future of Work challenge or e-mail [email protected]