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​THINC Fellowship 23/24 Cohort

Application Open!


Are you passionate

about leveraging technology

to create a positive impact?


Are you a forward-thinking individual

who wants to be part

of a global community of young leaders?


THINC Fellowship powered by 

Tencent and Viva la Vida is here 

to offer you this incredible opportunity!


In the past 3 years:


- we have hosted events with

100+ fellows and mentors  from 44 countries

- initiated several social impact 

campaigns with millions of views


- organized numerous visits to companies and

international organizations including Tencent and UNHCR

- we recorded a song

and produced a reality show together!


- some fellows came to

China for an one-week tour

to learn about the Digital Economy!


Do you want to get the same

 once-in-a-lifetime experience?

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THINC, stands for Technology, Humanity, Inclusion, Nurture, Changemakers, is a one-year fellowship program that each year brings together a community of 50 selected future changemakers from different fields coming from all the regions of the world.

Join us in the pursuit -

"How can we leverage tech for social impact?"

Deadline to submit your application:

November 19

23:59 (GMT+8, China time zone)

Spots are filled on a rolling basis

Due to the high amount of applications,

we recommend you to apply as early as possible

Here are some of our 100+ fellows!


Linda Vakunta


Deputy mayor of City of Madison in the United States


Kaddour Chelabi


Scientist invited twice to Nobel Prize Award Ceremony

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Walker Darke


Lead author of the United Nations Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality 

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Kangsan Kim

South Korea

Space Policy Consultant working with various national space agencies


Jichen Liu


United Nations Young Leader for the SDGs

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Igor Tasic

Spain & Brazil

Founder of a startup community in 50+ countries

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Maiuran Loganathan


Established a global incubator in 170+ countries

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Lim En


Military officer with outstanding achievements


Lewis Menelaws


Influencer with millions of followers

Who are we looking for?

Young leaders and changemakers passionate about the topic of technology for impact who:


● Achieved certain level of impact in their fields, having social influence within their industry or local community;


● Passionate about tech for impact and seeking for the ways to improve society through technological solutions or igniting the conversations regarding tech;


● Ready to actively contribute to the cross-disciplinary discussions and advocacy about tech for impact;


● Coming from any industry and any region of the world, tech background is not mandatory.

How have we shaped

Tech for Impact dialogue around the world?

Global platform
for advocacy

By connecting tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and experts, we build a network of the brightest young minds from all over the world

for Impact

Through virtual meetings, offline events, co-initiated campaigns, and research projects, THINC promotes the idea of leveraging technology to create positive impact


THINC facilitates collaboration across different fields, encouraging fellows to explore the intersection of technology and other disciplines

Global & Diverse Community

A one-of-a kind global community of outstanding and vibrant young leaders from all over the world in 44 countries, with very different professional backgrounds but having the same passion for making the world a better place. 

What we do


Started with mostly online activities in the period of pandemic, now THINC brings to you a whole range of mind-expanding opportunities - from regular bimonthly sharing sessions to discuss and explore different facets of how technology can positively transform our society to a week-long Future Close-up Tour to China in the end of the fellowship year.

1. Future Close-Up Tour to China


Future Close-Up Tour is a special project made in cooperation between THINC Fellowship, Tencent, China International Media Group, and Communication University of China, which brings together young changemakers, influencers, entrepreneurs from all corners of the world to Chinese tech capitals - Beijing and Shenzhen.


Future Close-Up Tour provides participants with a first-hand experience of the Chinese tech industry, which is currently one of the fastest-growing in the world!

2. THINC Webinars

Through the conversations, we accommodate the needs of a curious mind to understand diverse perspectives, spark wild imaginations, examine the status quo, and take initiatives through collaborative efforts. You will find nowhere else such a group of vibrant thinkers and courageous changemakers to work with.

Our bimonthly webinars had a total reach of 600K+ views, through which our intellectual discussion has transformed how people perceive the relationship between technology and humanity. With the two campaigns we initiated for nonprofit causes, we have reached a large-scale social impact with over 3M online views.

3. THINC Voice