Sprout Ideas Fellowship

2017/2018 Sprout Ideas Fellowship

In 2017, TakingITGlobal offered a 6 month Fellowship focused on social entrepreneurship and innovation. Youth aged 15 to 29 who are residents of Ontario were eligible to apply for the opportunity to develop and implement a project with a positive social impact objective.

What they received:
  • Summer Intensive: July 24th to August 18th hosted at OCAD University (49 McCaul St)
  • Workspace, equipment, & hands-on mentorship provided to help launch your business
  • Micro-Financing: Grants of up to $2000 to kick-start your social business idea
  • 6 month Fellowship period: September to end of January
  • Bi-weekly events & check ins
  • Exclusive online community
  • Sprout Ideas Showcase at Deloitte Canada Headquarters: Culminating event to continue networking & pursue future funding opportunities

Learn More: Read our Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Youth Guide.

Meet the Fellows

Aaliyan Khan | The Positivity Project

Spreading Positivity Around The World, One Card At A Time.

Aian Binlayo | Carbonbase

Calculate your everyday carbon footprint automatically and purchase carbon offsets to develop local, high-quality clean energy initiatives across Canada.

Alex Martenstyn | The BAR Institute

An elite, community-based non-profit music education platform.

Zubaida Zang | Zubaida Zang Designs

Socially conscious contemporary fashion that supports economically disadvantaged communities in Africa

Aljeena Qureshi | Skillsphere

A youth-led startup that focuses on educating youth between 14 and 18 years old about real-world skills.

Amandeep Saini | The Joy of Reading

To support literacy, primarily in low-income regions of Peel, in order to empower youth to become life-long readers.

Celyn Brown | SaveForward

To motivate people to create opportunity for individuals living in underbanked regions of the world.

Daniel Ura | Organon

To inspire and catalyze innovation through collaboration with people excluded by design.

Devashree Rege | define! Youth

A student-led initiative seeking to provide accessible tools for youth so they can accelerate both their personal development and their social impact.

Ethan Ashby | Honour Roll Mixtape

A compilation record of youth hip-hop artists in Toronto to set an example of the potential in marginalized youth in the arts.

Farooq Khan / Ayesha Liaqat | Math Energetics

A math engagement project with the aim of bringing mathematics to life and making it more accessible to children in rural KPK, Pakistan.

Felicia Tai / Yixuan (Jerry) Wang | GiveBox Canada

To create a platform for the community, allowing delivery of a personalized set of daily necessities right into the arms of a person in need from a mobile device and for a low cost.

Hayley Mundeva | GH90

To build up the global health workforce by connecting people to opportunities so they can solve the world’s greatest health challenges.

Helen Lin | NxtEng Canada

To empower the next generation of global leaders in engineering.

Louise Solomon | N8IV MADE

An Indigenous led initiative that aims to develop, produce, promote and distribute high-end fashion products co-designed by Indigenous youth living in communities that are highly impacted by youth suicide.

Nyle Johnston | Miigizi Creations

Visual Story Telling based on Anishinaabe Teachings through paintings, line drawings and community mural projects as a way to share an understanding of Indigenous world views and medicine through imagery.

Rashad Bhuiyan | So-PhyZ

A web application which contains a youth-friendly repository of information on community centers located across Toronto to encourage youth to be social and active.

Zoe Osborne | Mahogany Culture Collective

A place where the diverse culture of the Caribbean is acknowledged and people who identify with the culture have a space to feel at home.