The San Francisco Hub of the Global Shapers is a community of young leaders committed to creating positive change in ourselves, our local community, and the world. We are an initiative of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Our mission is to marshall the considerable resources available to us — in the form of expertise, network, financing, and human effort — to catalyze or amplify projects and people that create positive, equitable impact.
We commit to partnering with our local community to learn about problems and needs from those who face them; to designing our work with an eye towards scale and repeatability; and to supporting each other through the challenges we encounter.
Coming up soon is our application season, Apply to join Global Shapers SF Hub!
Living in or routinely accessible to the city of San Francisco
Do not work at the same organization as an existing SF Global Shaper. If you would like to confirm whether your organization is eligible, please contact email@example.com
Will be available for an in-person/virtual interview on Saturday, March 14 (time TBC)
Track record of -- and/or demonstrate great potential in -- positively contributing to society
Committed to working with other members of their Hub to improve the city in which they are based
From all walks of life and who share a spirit of entrepreneurship in the global public interest
Ready to deeply engage in the Shapers community, reinforcing its mission and objectives and supporting their fellow Shapers in their individual and professional development
January 1 - Applications open
January 31 - Applications close
Est. February 16 (TBC) - Application results announced - successful applicants invited to interview
Est. March 14 (TBC) - Interview day (your interview will be a 30-minute slot between 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM)
Est. March 15 (TBC) - Class of 2020 announced
Est. March 29 (TBC) - Class of 2020 orientation
The application will be open until January 31, 2021.
Please note that you will not be able to save the application before submitting. We recommend copying the questions and writing down the answers in another doc, and pasting them back into the application when you are ready.
2022-2023 Curatorial Team
The Global Shapers undertake events and activities that generate positive impact our their local communities. We also share lessons and best practices across Global Shapers Hubs, and connect with World Economic Forum discussions and activities on a global level.
We seek to have an impact by catalyzing and enhancing, individually and collectively, fresh ideas and entrepreneurial solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.
Our projects for the 2016-2017 cycle are underway - you can learn more about these projects on our Facebook Page (livestream of our Pitch Day here and here, slides here). Here's a quick overview of our current initiatives:
Here are some of our past projects: