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Voqal Fellowship Application Guide - Shared screen with speaker view
AUDREY GALO
07:17
Have we started?
AUDREY GALO
07:25
Not hearing anything
Kevin Simowitz
07:30
yes
Sara Longsmith
07:35
Yes, we can hear you!
AUDREY GALO
08:05
Much better
Suzi Martinez Carter
13:43
Is Mary the host’s audio breaking up for others as well?
Antionette Carroll
13:57
no
Pushkar
14:05
Nope, it's clear!
Courtney Young
14:12
Its clear for me too!
jessica Tovar
14:13
Its clear for me
Carol Rusaw
33:56
Are you open to plans for follow up once the fellowship is ended?
Stephanie Jones
38:32
A few questions please.
Hector Gerardo
39:32
What resources will be made available to fellowship alumni?
Stephanie Jones
40:16
What if your business is already incorporated for 3 years? Can technology used provide sales of products? Can you be a for-profit business?
Carol Rusaw
41:45
Are there grant oportunities available from Voqal other than the fellowship?
Sara Longsmith
42:09
what % of fellows come from geographic areas outside the primary Voqal funding areas in Chicago/Denver etc? Do you prioritize applicants from those areas?
Jennifer Truong
42:26
How many people typically apply per cycle?
Melinda Weekes-Laidlow
43:15
what is the expectation from Vocal on what the fellowship funds will be spent on?
Courtney Young
44:04
Would Voqal have claims to any potential IP that is created through the successful applicant’s fellowship?
Stephanie Jones
45:31
The product is in service for organizing communities.
Stephanie Jones
46:24
We are a start-up and still need resources to launch a new initiative.
Antionette Carroll
47:21
If your idea was created in response to the unrest in Ferguson, but it wasn’t until late 2017 that we figured out our program model (and that is continually shifting as a startup). Would my “idea” be eligible?
Danielle Stewart
48:50
Do you currenlty have to reside in the city you are servicing?
Stephanie Jones
49:00
How do you define a start-up?
Hector Gerardo
49:00
How are is the $30k distributed? Is it broken up over the term of the fellowship or is it one lump sum?
Melinda Weekes-Laidlow
49:15
How is the 1:1 coaching opportunity matched? Would the Fellow have a choice, make requests for the kind of coach and coaching?
Melinda Weekes-Laidlow
51:25
What if there’s been a lot of thought , but its early stage in building it and making it come to pass?
Hector Gerardo
52:47
what are some example of how people use tech to address issues
Antionette Carroll
53:02
If you’re running a startup, would you have to stop your work as the founding ED focus in this fellowship?
Abigail Diaz
56:40
To clarify re: funding- the $30k is to fund our project only? If we are on sabbatical from full-time work, can we work part-time to pay the bills?
Stephanie Jones
57:31
Does it matter if your project is local based or national?
Samia Lemfadli
58:59
Is health insurance/fringe benefits something you should outline in your budget?
Stephanie Jones
59:12
Thank you!
Samia Lemfadli
59:51
ok thank you!
Suzi Martinez Carter
59:58
Do you also pay for childcare or would this need to be included in our budget proposal?
Hector Gerardo
01:00:06
thank you!!
Melinda Weekes-Laidlow
01:00:12
What if there’s been a lot of thought , but its early stage in building it and making it come to pass, and of course getting feedback from your community about the work? It sounds like this is more for people to think and not so much implement. Yes?
Danielle Stewart
01:00:40
Will there be a follow up webinar before applications are due?
Suzi Martinez Carter
01:00:43
Ok, thanks so much
Courtney Young
01:00:59
Thank you Mary and Brenda!
Samia Lemfadli
01:01:03
What is the outcome you’re looking to see by the end of the fellowship? Deployed software? Data analysis?
Danielle Stewart
01:01:05
Thank you!
Melinda Weekes-Laidlow
01:01:55
Thank you.
Stephanie Jones
01:02:00
Can you implement project?
Sara Longsmith
01:03:31
Thanks so much!
Ellie Adelman
01:03:38
Thanks!
Suzi Martinez Carter
01:03:56
Thank you!