iHub Incubation & Acceleration Fellowship Programme 2018 for Young Entrepreneurs & Innovators -Nairobi, Kenya

Application Deadline: January 15th 2018

The iHub Fellowship Programme aims to tap into the diversity of local entrepreneurs to mentor and support their growth in order to create sustainable and scalable businesses in the region.

Across the African continent, there is a real need for young innovators and entrepreneurs to access peer networks, mentorship, and capacity building opportunities. iHub is the perfect space for innovators seeking a dynamic learning experience, but lack support and necessary resources. Since its establishment in 2010, iHub has been at the front and centre of the growing digital technology community in Kenya with over 15,000 members. iHub has managed several initiatives that catalysed the growth of the community through developing and connecting people, supporting startups, and facilitating knowledge exchange.

The iHub Fellowship Programme aims to tap into the diversity of local entrepreneurs to mentor and support their growth in order to create sustainable and scalable businesses in the region. The Fellowship supports entrepreneurs on their journey to success. The fellowship will bolster their journey through access to iHub events and resources as well as customised training and mentorship that develop their business acumen and entrepreneurial and technical skills. It will include a curriculum of general and sector specific modules for startups and entrepreneurs at different stages of their journey. The fellowship programme leverages iHub’s extensive experience over the last 7 years in support of entrepreneurs.

Benefits:

An iHub Fellow will

  • Have access to the iHub co-working space (desk space, pocket friendly meals, meeting rooms for those formal discussions and lounges for laid back conversations, and other green membership benefits)
  • Participate in a 6-12 month tailor-made programme that will develop their business acumen and entrepreneurial and technical skills
  • Have access to business support services that range from legal services, human resources and many others
  • Become more embedded in the East African entrepreneurs community, amplify the impact of their businesses, and ensure the value from their products/solutions and services reach those who would benefit the most

Incubation Fellows

  • Be over 18 years
  • Have a well validated idea or, may already have an MVP (minimal viable product)
  • Be passionate and hardworking
  • Be self-starting
  • Possess an interest in technology (not necessary to be a technologist)

 

Acceleration Fellows

  • Be over 18 years
  • Be self-starting
  • Have a digital product or service that already has users or customers
  • Have an existing team in the start-up
  • Can demonstrate a business plan that includes (somewhat) a sustainability model
  • You have most likely received investment capital (at some stage)

How do you become an iHub Fellow

  • Fellows will complete a comprehensive application found here; and will be selected through a fair, but competitive process
  • Be willing to reside at a location that facilitates easy access to the iHub central location in Nairobi (for those that are not local)
  • Potential Fellows will be required to select the stage they are in (Idea, Pre-Launch/Minimum Viable Product/Prototype, Launch, Early Stage (Pre Revenue or Post Revenue), Growth Stage or Scale), and areas they need most help in.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the iHub Incubator Fellowship Programme 2018 

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