Spark12 invests in young entrepreneurs to launch innovative ideas that will transform the world. We are a faith-based catalyst that provides funding, coaching, and resourcing to bring these ideas to life.
We know that we live in a world with great need. We also know that there are young people today with the innovative ideas that will transform our communities for tomorrow. A solution can't solve a problem if it isn't given an opportunity so we are engaged in working to help actualize the innovation our global community needs.
Trying to breathe life into an idea, to ignite that creative spark, is not easy work. Each year, thousands of non-profits are started as people are moved to try to do good; and thousands of non-profits are closed or left abandoned as the work proves itself too difficult to achieve or financially sustain. In the real world, even a good idea isn't always enough and a great idea can fail if it doesn't receive the nurture and care it deserves.
Spark12 is designed to help to support the most promising ideas and individuals as they strive to bring innovative solutions to a world in need of transformation. Those selected as Spark12 fellows will receive funding. They will also have their ideas vetted by mentors with expertise in a related field and by peers eager to perfect the work of the team. Spiritual coaches will help them to remain grounded and oriented toward doing the most good. Our fellows will be challenged to refine their vision, learn how to express their goals, and be networked with people/organizations that might be inclined to support an idea like theirs.
We believe our process will allow participants of Spark12 to be more successful than if they had to go it alone. We suspect that their innovations will have a greater impact on more people more efficiently. We know that the world will be a better place when their spark is allowed to ignite.