ChangemakerXchange Women Summit Vietnam 2018 

Co-created by Ashoka and Robert Bosch Stiftung, ChangemakerXchange is a global collaboration platform for young social innovators to connect and develop cross-border collaborations. This special Vietnam summit is hosted by The Hidden Good and The summit will take place from Thursday, 8th November evening until Monday 12th November morning and participants must be able to attend all days. We have intentionally chosen these dates to minimise the leave that participants would need to take. 

The deadline for applications is midnight GMT+8 on SATURDAY, 8 SEPTEMBER 2018.

WHY VIETNAM? This would be the first ChangemakerXchange hosted in Vietnam. As an emerging economy and country full of possibilities, and also beautiful beaches and nature, what better place than Da Nang to bring together women changemakers from all over Southeast Asia to reconnect, recharge, and rediscover what’s possible for them and the impact they can create. 

WHY THE W SUMMIT? The W Summit is the inaugural ChangemakerXchange Summit for women changemakers, organised by women changemakers. A place to gather and connect - to inspire and be inspired, and to bring together female social innovators who are committed to solving a social problem and making a difference in the world. Designed to bring together Southeast Asian women leaders and changemakers to connect and collaborate, but to also disconnect from their daily routines to reconnect with themselves. 

WHY NOW? It’s an incredibly exciting time in Southeast Asia - with 2017 marking 50 years of ASEAN. Yet, there are still many social issues that need to be solved, and a lack of female representation in doing so. If we are going to make change, we need to do it together. Be part of making this change happen. 

Please make sure to read the following information carefully before applying. Should you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 

Applicants for ChangemakerXchange: 

**Must identify as a woman, and be between 18-30 y/o. Candidates under 35 y/o will be considered, but limited spots will be offered on a case by case basis. 

**Should lead, co-lead, have founded or co-founded their own social venture which is up and running and addresses a relevant social problem. We are unable to accept applicants with an idea only or who are volunteering for an organisation. 

**Must have a good level of English that enables them to understand, present, and collaborate throughout the summit. 

**Should have the skills and know-how to be part of a special community of collaborative young social entrepreneurs and be willing to play an active role within this community. 

**Must be based and lead a social venture in Southeast Asian countries: namely Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam, regardless of citizenship. 

Please visit to read the full details of our selection process.

ChangemakerXchange covers your travel costs to/from Da Nang, Vietnam as well as all of the conference costs for all four nights and five days (including hotel accommodation, inner city travel, food, entrance fees, etc.). However a modest participation fee of 100 EURO to cover part of the costs will be charged. (A limited number of stipends in special cases are available upon request. If you really do require a stipend please let us know in the application form). 

Top tip: Please draft your application in a Word document before filling out the following form, as it does not allow you to save your progress. 

Best wishes and good luck! 

Your ChangemakerXchange Team 

I hereby grant Ashoka and the ChangemakerXchange the following permissions:
  1. I want to be updated about all things Ashoka and ChangemakerXchange (including news about the community, our summits, our offering to young changemakers and social entrepreneurs). *We do not currently send any kind of newsletter or mass mailings for opportunities but this would cover the future possibility of us doing so. 
  2. I consent that Ashoka and the ChangemakerXchange Team can safely store and process my contact details and information*, also outside the EEA, about my venture and transfer and share that information with other official members of the ChangemakerXchange community and our partners. I can request to learn anytime which of my contact details and information is being stored. I can also request that just certain information (eg. my social media account handle) will be deleted. Ashoka guarantees to not share your details outside our network.
  3. If accepted as a member of ChangemakerXchange community, I consent to being contacted by Ashoka and the ChangemakerXchange Team via email, Phone and other Internet Services. 
  4. If accepted to the ChangemakerXchange community, I consent to Ashoka displaying a profile of me and my Venture on and/or including first name, last name, name of my venture, my skills (listed on the website as 'super-powers'), a short paragraph about my venture, link to the website of my venture and my public LinkedIn profile (if it exists) and in other on-/offline marketing materials. These profiles do NOT include your contact details or other personal information than the ones mentioned above. We guarantee that you will only receive emails from us directly, other official members of the ChangemakerXchange community (if you are accepted onto the program) and official partners of Ashoka and ChangemakerXchange and that we will not share your data with anyone outside that circle and never sell your data. 
Important note: We need to store your data in order to be able to contact you in order to notify you of the results of the selection process, as a result, there is no opt-out option below, you of course can decide to opt-out and withdraw the permission to store your data and contact you at any time. You can do so by reaching out to and/or to
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About Your Venture
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Please put your position within the organisation here (e.g. founder, co-founder, director, etc.).

You can choose what to write here : Your entrepreneurial history / your passions. HINT keep it short but sweet!
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Please share below three of your super-powers as a bullet point list (just words not long sentences). ChangemakerXchange is more than a conference. It is a collaboration platform where participants co-create cross-border social innovations. It is a network where participants share skills, resources and brainstorm solutions to each other’s challenges. It is an on- and offline community where great ideas are born and connections are made, what will you be bringing to this community?

E.g. you have a black belt in karate!

Please write the names and emails of two referees. Please note these should be professional referees, e.g. from your work or education, rather than friends (unless they are related to your project of course) or family.

Please note that whether you need a visa or not will not influence our selection of participants; this is only to assist the organisation team plan in advance.
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