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Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs Program identifies and supports inspiring young entrepreneurs whose work helps alleviate domestic poverty, and is open to entrepreneurs who are operating viable businesses in the US with the dual purpose of making a difference and making a living. In addition to a $40,000 grant, they provide awardees the ingredients they need to succeed, including leadership development, business mentoring, technical assistance and access to a network of peers and advisers.

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Internship or Fellowship

Slavin Fellowship

The Foundation’s main activity is the Slavin Fellowship, which offers support, mentorship, and a scholarship to a limited number of

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Grant or Scholarship

Core Grants

Grants for new,untested organizations and general institutional support of up to $40,000 to $45,000 for each year of eligibility: start-up

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Competition

Intel-Cornell Cup

The Intel-Cornell Cup is a college-level embedded design competition created to empower student teams to become the inventors of the

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Host and Fellow Responsibilities

Host Organizations

  • Identify staff supervisor to manage I&E Climate Action Fellow
  • Submit fellowship description and tasks
  • Engage in the matching process
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Communicate with Berkeley program director and give feedback on the program.

Berkeley Program Director​

  • Communicate with host organizations, students, and other university departments to ensure smooth program operations

Student Fellows

  • Complete application and cohort activities
  • Communicate with staff and host organizations
  • Successfully complete assignments from host organization during summer practicum
  • Summarize and report summer experience activities post-fellowship