apply to N/Core
N/Core is accepting applications for the N/1 cohort. Incubation will take place from September 2017 – March 2018
application and selection
to apply, founders of early stage nonprofit startups must submit an online application anytime before 11.59 pm IST on August 6. we will review your application and let you know if you have made it to the next stage within 3-4 days. applicants who submit early will therefore get more time to prepare their detailed application.
round 1: this detailed application is about your organisation’s vision, approach and goals. applications will be evaluated based on the thoroughness of the impact model. successful candidates will move to Round 2: a video interview with two of N/Core selection committee members.
we will announce the final round of interviews with the N/Core Partners by end of August. the N/1 cohort will be announced in the first week of September.
incubation for N/1 begins around second week of September through a week long immersion session in Bangalore. You will be expected to attend this in person.
during the 6 months of incubation, an N/Core Partner will provide you innate support, and mentor you to on how to accelerate your path to scale and success. you will also have access to a relationship manager, who will be your go-to-person for any assistance that you might need.
the incubation will culminate in a final week of reflection and networking in Bangalore in Feb 2018. you must attend this in person, and participate in Soiree N/1 - an event to celebrate your entrepreneurial journey. you will present your work and plans to an influential audience that includes heads of CSR and Foundations, HNIs and other allies of social entrepreneurship.
grants & funding
an innovation grant of Rs. 10L will be disbursed to your organization in two tranches. the first, at the end of the kickoff week and the second at the end of the 6-month incubation.
all through incubation, N/Core will help you to build your network and connect you to potential investors and partners.
a subset of the cohort will be given extended support beyond the 6 months. as part of this support, an N/Core Partner will join your board or equivalent governing body and continue to offer guidance for 18 more months.
N/Core looks for its alumni to continue to leverage as well as add to its network and help to build a nurturing ecosystem for nonprofits.