Bridge2Rwanda entrepreneurship development program 2019 for High Impact Entrepreneurs

Application Deadline:Monday, 19 August 2019

In September 2019, Bridge2Rwanda, is expanding its work by piloting an entrepreneurship development program. The High Impact Entrepreneurship Program is aimed at high potential university graduates who are intent on solving Africa’s biggest problems through entrepreneurship.

Selected graduates will be given the opportunity to participate in a fully funded entrepreneurship program delivered by experts from across the continent and Harvard Business School, that will equip them with the necessary skills and mindsets to become innovative high impact and responsible entrepreneurs.


Country/Region: Citizens of Rwanda and Kenya

Age: Applicants must be between 21 and 35 years old

Qualification: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree/baccalaureate degree from a reputable/accredited university and must provide a certified copy of the qualification with final year academic transcripts

Graduate Status: Applicants must be 0-5 years post university, no formal work experience is required, entrepreneurial experience recommended

Selection: Students must be available for all assessments and interviews (both online and face- to-face) between 19-30 August

Intention: Applicant must be or intend to become an entrepreneur


Step 1: Application opens on the Tuesday, 6 August 2019 and will close on Monday, 19 August

Step 2: Applicants are shortlisted and required to complete an online assessment by 22 August

Step 3: Online assessment results are verified, and applicants are shortlisted for interviews in the week of 26-28 August

Step 4: Applicants receive a final selections status update by 29 August

Step 5: Selected graduates are required to attend an online orientation and induction event on Saturday, 31 August

NOTE: The Program commences on the 3rd of September with an online program and will end on the 13 of December.


The Program is fully funded including transportation allowance and on-campus meals.

Travel and accommodation will be arranged for Rwandan graduates living outside of Kigali and Kenyan graduates for the period of the Program blocks.


Orientation: Online Orientation 2 September

Block 1: Harvard Business School Online Core – 4 September to 16 December

Theme(s): Business essentials including Business Analytics, Economics for managers and Financial Accounting

Block 2: Ethical Leadership – 30 September to 4 October- (Rwanda)

Theme(s): Responsible entrepreneurship

Block 3: Personal Development & Opportunity Recognition- 11-15 November – (Rwanda)

Theme(s): Finding your IKIGAI

Block 4: Human-Centred Design Thinking- 9-13 December (Rwanda)

Theme(s): Idea formulation and validation

ENQUIRIES: Email: [email protected]


Application Open: Tuesday, 6 August

Closing Date: Monday, 19 August

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Bridge2Rwanda entrepreneurship development program 2019


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