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Digital innovators based in Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda can now apply for Class 5 of the eFounders Fellowship.
The fellowship is an initiative of the Alibaba Business School and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad). It was created in 2017 following an exploration of opportunities for African youth and businesses to participate in global trade and raise awareness of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by Alibaba founder Jack Ma.
Ma is also an Unctad Special Adviser for young entrepreneurs and small business.
Applications for Class 5 of the eFounders Fellowship close on 17 March
The programme provides participants with 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 from their regions.
Applications for Class 5 of the eFounders Fellowship will close on 17 March. Applicants must be co-founders or founders of digital ventures that have been in operation for at least two years. The fellowship’s organisers also encourage women and entrepreneurs under 40 to apply.
Programme participants can expect to learn some of the key factors behind Alibaba’s long-term success, including the defining moments and failures that have helped shape Alibaba’s development. In addition, those selected for the fellowship will also gain an understanding of Alibaba’s ecosystem.