Rob Katz

Nominate (or apply to be) a 2009 Pop!Tech Social Innovation Fellow

You know you want to be a Pop!Tech Fellow. Or you know someone who will want to be.

Either way, now’s the time to act. The 2008 Fellows were a great bunch – including base-of-the-pyramid innovators like Husk Power Systems, Por Fin Nuestra Casa, Mobile Metrix, and more. Think you have what it takes to join this select company? Pop!Tech just announced its selection process for up to 15 next-generation world-changing people who are incubating new approaches to some of the world’s toughest challenges. They’re called Social Innovation Fellows.

Fellows participate in an all-expenses-paid, multi-day intensive development program focused on insights, tools and skills for accelerating and scaling “big bet” innovations in areas like healthcare, energy, development, mobile technology, climate, education, and civic engagement, among others. Fellows receive world-class training in areas like branding, design, measuring impact, media relations, social/Web2.0 media, finance, leadership, digital storytelling and organizational development. These session are led by remarkable leaders in these areas.

After the program, Fellows participate in and present at the Pop!Tech conference, which will take place this year from October 21-24, 2009 in Camden, Maine. Fellows receive prominent placement at the conference, including arranged interviews and collaborative sessions with leading journalists and sessions with members of the Pop!Tech network dedicated to helping them amplify their work and profile. Here are some of the absolutely fantastic presentations from the Fellows class of 2008.

If you are or know someone who should be a 2009 Social Innovation Fellow, nominate them here.