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IHub Accelerator and Fellowship 2018 Program for Young Entrepreneurs – Nairobi, Kenya

The iHub Fellowship Program aims to tap into the diversity of local entrepreneurs to mentor and support their growth to create sustainable and scalable businesses in the region. The Fellowship supports entrepreneurs on their journey to success. The iHub fellowship will bolster their journey through access to iHub events and resources as well as customized 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 program leverages iHub’s extensive experience over the last 7 years in support of entrepreneurs.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

Benefits of the iHub Incubator and Accelerator Fellowship Program

  • Have access to business support services that range from legal services, human resources and many others
  • 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)
  • Become more embedded in the East African entrepreneur’s community, amplify the impact of their businesses, and ensure the value from their products/solutions and services reach those who would benefit the most
  • Participate in a 6-12-month tailor-made program that will develop their business acumen and entrepreneurial and technical skills.


Eligibility Requirement for iHub Incubator and Accelerator Fellowship Program

  • 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.

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)

Application Process for the iHub Incubator and Acceleration Fellowship Program

  • Fellows will complete a comprehensive application found here; and will be selected through a fair, but competitive process

Visit iHub Fellowship Program for more information

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