Alibaba Group Program 2020 for young African Entrepreneurs – Hangzhou,China (Funded)

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Application Deadline: March 27th 2020

Alibaba Business School excited to announce the call for applications for the eFounders Fellowship Class 9, which will be open to founders/co-founders of digital ventures from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Botswana, South Africa.

The eFounders Fellowship Program provides first-hand exposure to eCommerce and digital innovations, access to business leaders across Alibaba and China, as well as an opportunity to connect with like-minded, leading entrepreneurs in your region. The fellowship is a community of passionate and successful “Champions for the New Economy” looking to inspire and create a more inclusive development model for all.

The eFounders Fellowship program is jointly organized by Alibaba Business School and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), who are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.

Program dates:

The program will be held at Alibaba’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China from June 7th – 17th, 2020.

Criteria
• Authentic, open-minded and altruistic leaders of the ‘new economy’.

• Building enterprises for long-term success, not for short-term profit.

• Mission-driven and have a strong sense of purpose, integrity, vision, and drive.

• Willing to learn and share their experiences and ideas.

Requirements:

• You MUST be a full-time founder or co-founder of an officially registered digital venture that has been in operation for at least 2 years.

• Your venture MUST be headquartered, located in or operates in one of the following countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Botswana, South Africa.

• You MUST provide at least 1 referral in your application (referrals from a partner/organizer/eFounders Fellow are preferred).

• You MUST provide your official business license when requested during the application process.

• Entrepreneurs below 35 years old, female entrepreneurs, and target country locals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program costs:

Covered:

    • Hotel accommodation(shared room).

    • Training materials and training session costs.

    • Field trips and site visit transportation costs.

    • Small daily living allowance of 30 RMB/day.

Not covered (costs you must personally cover):

    • Air tickets and transportation/pick-up services to and from Hangzhou, China.

    • Single hotel room requests (if you would like to stay in a single room you will be required to cover the full cost yourself).

    • Additional food or personal expenses.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Alibaba Group eFounders Fellowship Program 2020

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