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Apply to Rise


Upon selecting “Apply Now” you will be directed to download or launch the Hello World App on your Android or iOS device.

Don’t have access to an Android or iOS device? Switch to applying through Rise’s web pathway.

Stage 01

Deadline: Jan. 14, 2022

Introduce Yourself

Set Up Your Profile

Complete your Hello World Profile and Rise Profile by telling us about your background, your brilliance, and your talents.

Introduce Yourself with Short Videos

Record 2 videos in response to the challenge prompts. You can take selfie videos or upload videos from your library.

Watch & Review Peer Videos

You must watch and review at least 3 peer reviews per video challenge. Use this process to think about how you might improve on your own.

Attend Optional Workshops

Hear from global experts and leaders on strengthening your application and growing your skills.

Stage 02

Deadline: Feb. 16, 2022

Create Your Project

Start and complete an individual project to demonstrate your interests, abilities, and drive. You could develop a new product, software service, or business; build a social or political movement; write a body of research; create a piece of music, art, performance, or film; or anything else.

Submitting Your Individual Project

Watch the 3 instructional videos in the Hello World app and record videos at each phase of your project. Once you complete your project, fill out the Project Summary to finish Stage 2 of your application.

Access the Rise Discord Community

Join our community and meet other members, participate in activities/workshops, and ask questions directly to the Rise Team about your projects. Participating is optional, but encouraged.

Stage 03

Deadline: Feb. 23, 2022

Finish the Challenge

The third stage of your application includes project reviews and the Puzzle Quiz. You can do these activities in any order. You are so close to the finish line!

Take the Puzzle Quiz

This short quiz prompts you with a series of questions to answer. It’s not the kind of quiz you can study for, so just bring yourself. You can only take the quiz once.

Review Peer Videos

Watch and review peer project submissions. You must peer review at least three projects, which each have 3 videos. This is 9 videos in total.

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Deadline: June-July 2022

Finalist Days

Up to 500 Finalists will advance to the final interview stage of the application process to demonstrate their motivations, problem-solving abilities, and teamwork skills.

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Late 2022

Look Out for Global Winners

We will select and announce 100 Global Winners to join the 2022 cohort!

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