Selection Process

How does Ashoka evaluate the candidates (Venture)?

Ashoka helps maximize social impact through a rigorous Fellow selection process that has been refined over 30 years. With the help of a robust global nominator network—consisting of partner organizations, businesses, social entrepreneurs, and community leaders—Ashoka scours the earth for leading social entrepreneurs and evaluates each candidate against Ashoka’s five selection criteria.

From nomination to election as a Fellow, candidates go through an extensive series of in-depth interviews, a judging panel, and a final executive board vote. International staff frequently make site visits to evaluate candidates in their work environment. Nominees are rigorously questioned about practical implementation—the blueprints that will make their ideas come to life—as well as personal background, values, motivations and aspirations. More information.

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