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JASIRI Talent Investor Program for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Deadline: November 1st, 2021

The JASIRI TALENT INVESTOR identifies, selects and invests in aspiring entrepreneurs with the potential to create high-impact businesses. This fully funded one-year program takes a long-term holistic approach to developing entrepreneurs by providing them with the time and space to identify Market-Creating Innovation and product-market fit.

JASIRI takes a competency-based approach to selecting and developing entrepreneurs and the Talent Investor is designed with an understanding of the need for patient and holistic support that addresses the challenges and developmental needs of the entrepreneur.

The Talent Investor seeks to ease systemic barriers that prevents the entrepreneur from progressing and supports entrepreneurs to focus on the process of venture creation throughout the program. The program is structured to remove barriers on an individual, team, business, and financial level.

Opportunity Scope

The program is designed around a essential programmatic activities and a framework that links defined outcomes or progress criteria with corresponding interventions (offerings) to mitigate systemic barriers that hinder the formation of new ventures. The program introduces selected Fellows to equally ambitious co-founders and ensures that co-founding teams are equipped with the competencies to identify and establish Market-Creating Innovations.

The Talent Investor is composed of 5 key stages:

  • Entrepreneurship Essentials
  • Team Formation
  • Prospecting
  • Validation
  • Venture Creation

Why You Should Apply

Team Formation, Prospecting & Validation Kigali Residential

  • A Flight and/or transportation from current place of residence to Kigali will be provided for all selected participants.
  • Monthly stipend of $250.

Venture Creation

  • A Flight and transportation from Kigali to Nairobi will be provided to Founders choosing to establish their ventures in Kenya.
  • Monthly stipend of $1000.

Who Can Apply?

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university;
  • Age 25-35;
  • Significant experience in your field/sector;
  • A demonstrable history of entrepreneurial action;
  • A desire to learn how to ideate, validate, prototype and formalise a market creating venture;
  • A desire to meet equally ambitious co-founders;
  • Must be a citizen of Rwanda or Kenya;
  • Willingness to complete the one-year fully funded Talent Investor program on a full-time basis;
  • Willingness to travel to Kigali, Rwanda for a period of 3 months for the residential part of the program where teams are formed, and to continue with the remainder of the one-year full-time program in either Rwanda or Kenya.

How to Apply

  1. Step 1: Applications Close – November 1, 2021
  2. Step 2: Talent Investor Explorer – Within 7 days of submitting your application
  3. Step 3: Talent Investor Pitch – November 8 to 15, 2021
  4. Step 4: Psychometric Assessments – November 22 to 29, 2021
  5. Step 5: Selection Conference – November 26 to 28, 2021

Visit JASIRI for more information.

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