American Express Leadership Academy

American Express Leadership Academy bootcamps for social entrepreneurs

Innovators and changemakers are invited to be part of the American Express Leadership Academy Emerging Innovators Bootcamps 2018.

The American Express Leadership Academy bootcamps have been happening since 2013. This has been possible thanks to the partnership between, financial services company, American Express and worldwide social entrepreneurship promoter, Ashoka.

The program is a 2-3 day training for social entrepreneurs. Successful applicants will benefit from expert guidance, peer support and a space to reflect on their personal well being. All this going towards the goal of achieving greater sustainability and growth in their respective works.


They will also join the army of over 2,000 Ashoka alumni who have gone on to enjoy greater recognition – such as inclusion in the Forbes 30 under 30 list. You could be next.

In 2018, American Express Leadership Academy bootcamps will pick 125 social entrepreneurs for bootcamps in 5 cities. This means 25 innovators and changemakers will be trained in each city. New York and Dakar (September) plus Mexico City and Paris (October) are part of the lineup. Nairobi will kickoff the bootcamp initiative between the 18th and 20th of September.

Do you want to apply? Then visit the official webpage to learn more and do just that. Deadline for application is 30th June, 2018.