INDIAFRICA Young Visionaries Fellowship for young Entrepreneurs.

India Africa Visionary Fellowship

Application Deadline: May 18 2014

INDIAFRICA Young Visionaries Fellowship seeks to identify promising young entrepreneurs in India and Africa to offer them opportunities for growth and collaboration across the two geographies.

The programme INDIAFRICA Young Visionaries Fellowship seeks to identify promising young entrepreneurs in India and Africa to offer them opportunities for growth and collaboration across the two geographies. Entries are invited from entrepreneurs under 40 years of age from Africa and India, who have demonstrated success in terms of achieving significant profit and/or substantial social impact through a venture in any of the following industry sectors:

• Creative & Cultural Industries (Art, Music, Handicraft, Design, Cinema…)

• Education

• Energy

• Environment

• Agriculture, Food & Nutrition

• Healthcare

• Information & Communication Technologies

 

Attributes of a Young Visionary

• Somebody working in one of the above listed industry sectors, who is able to demonstrate success in terms of business growth (profit/market share/employees), and/or social impact (addressing a social problem/need), or in terms of reputation (quality and aesthetic) amongst peers

• Somebody who has developed a successful (in terms of impact and reach) social or not-for profit enterprise

• Somebody who has shown leadership in the industry by championing its development in India and/or Africa

• Somebody who has developed initiatives (exhibitions, trade fairs, festivals etc.)to foster business ties between India and Africa in his/her chosen sector

Contest Categories

1. Africa
Open to citizens of the African continent only

2. India

Open to Indian citizens and non-resident Indians only

The Award

 

  • 10 Indians and 10 Africans will be selected as Young Visionaries. The final announcement will be made on June 10 during the Awards Function of the INDIAFRICA Business Venture Competition at Accra•
  • Each Fellow will receive a cash grant of usD 2000 and will be invited to attend a 5 day Boot Camp in Delhi between 23rd and 27th June, 2014 with a view to exploring possibilities of new collaborative business ventures between Africa and India.

• The Boot Camp will close with a Valedictory

Function on 27th June, likely to be attended by all African Heads of Mission in Delhi and top decision makers from government, media, academia and business

Eligibility Criteria

• Candidates must be under the age of 40 years as on 31st December 2014

• Candidates should already be leading a successful enterprise in one of the above listed industry sectors with proven track record of at least two years

• Candidates should possess exceptional entrepreneurial skills and must demonstrate their ability to adopt innovative approaches towards the development of their sector

• Candidates must demonstrate their potential as future leaders of INDIAFRICA collaborative businesses through their character, drive and abilities

Apply Now for the  INDIAFRICA Young Visionaries Fellowship 2014.

For More Information:

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