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O’Shaughnessy Fellowships

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When we scan the record of history, we have no way of knowing how many innovative, creative people were born, lived, and died without any ability to share their ideas and creations with the rest of the world.

Now, at long last, we do have a way to find and fund innovative creators. It is time to take back your creative freedom. Let us help remove the roadblocks to you inventing a better future.

We don’t care where you were born, where you live, what sex you are, or any of the other labels that many use to sort us into "us versus them" tribes.

You are no longer bound by the standard script. You can work a job, build an app, create online content or everything at the same time. The time of the career person is up. The time of the creator is now.

Each of our fellows will follow a unique path. Some will research new ideas, some will build new ideas, and some will spread new ideas.
Creators need the time and space to tinker, experiment, make mistakes, learn and grow.

But oftentimes, responsibilities—and life—get in the way. Day jobs. Families. Bills. They can all stand between your great idea and the finish line. Making a living should not get in the way of pursuing a meaningful life.

All fellows receive a $100,000 equity-free grant to pursue their projects for one year, after which we will help them raise equity if they choose so.
Ideas, innovations and capital aren’t the only things creators need in order to thrive. They also need to build a  strong network of investors, partners, mentors and clients.

As part of the fellowship, we will connect you to our vast network of people who are ready, willing and more than able to help you grow and continue your journey.


What is the eligibility criteria for the fellowship?
Who can apply?
Do I have to start a company to join the fellowship?
Do I have to quit my job to join the fellowship?
How does the grant work?
How many fellows are selected?
Can I be a part of the fellowship remotely?
What are some examples of what people can work on as part of the fellowships? Does it have to be a company?