Included was founded to build relationships between venture capital and diverse communities across Europe. Included Fellows will be the catalyst for change, impacting the make up of venture capital staff and the entrepreneurs who receive funding.
What are we looking for in Fellows?
Included Fellows are amazing individuals. They come from diverse backgrounds and have real-world experiences that can't be replicated. While their path might not be 'traditional', Included Fellows bring a lot to the table in terms of network, empathy, work ethic, and community building.
You are highly active in your local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
You have unique access to one or more underrepresented communities.
Want to have a tangible impact within your selected industry and surroundings through venture capital.
You are able to commit at least 5-7 hours per month during the 12-month Included Fellowship program. We know this is a relatively significant commitment, this engagement level is fundamental to the programme succeeding
You can be accountable and prepare for modules with your team.
You demonstrate the most important values: resilience, curiosity, a growth mindset, self-awareness and hustle.
...and what are we not looking for in Fellows?
We do not expect you to:
• have any prior investing experience
• a university degree (we value life experiences too)
Attributes, values & characteristics
You make things happen.
You are eager to explore new ideas.
You believe you can get smarter, understanding that effort makes you stronger. You learn from success and failure.
You bounce back from adversity and have the grit and determination to succeed.
You understand your strengths and weaknesses, are conscious of your character and emotions, and are committed to personal development.
We expect fellows to commit a minimum of 5-10 hours a month. These will consist of classroom knowledge, case study reviews, peer-to-peer learning, one-to-one mentoring and office hours.