Apply For 2024 Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Entrepreneurship Fellowship For African Graduates

A golden opportunity has emerged for African students and recent graduates seeking to enhance their entrepreneurial skills and embark on a journey to create their own ventures. The Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Entrepreneurship Fellowship offers a comprehensive program, including training, resources, financial support, and access to a network of mentors, to empower participants to nurture their entrepreneurial spirit.

Key Details:

Scholarship Type: Fellowships

Application Deadline: December 4, 2023

Number of Awards: 60

Value & Duration of Award: $15,500 CAD

  • Up to 60 Fellows will be selected to receive a stipend of $500 CAD.
  • The program includes opportunities to pitch for prizes of up to $15,000 CAD in the pitch competition at the end.
  • Fellows also have opportunities to travel to the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre, where they can build lasting connections to further their business ventures.
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Eligible Countries: African Countries

Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for the Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Entrepreneurship Fellowship, you must:

  • Be graduates from all academic disciplines and from any African post-secondary institution, whether you are already working on a business or planning to start a new venture.
  • Be committed to developing your entrepreneurial mindset and making the most of the resources provided to create your enterprise. The program is delivered virtually, but committed participants will dedicate at least 10 hours per week.
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Program Details:

The 8-month program aims to develop exceptional entrepreneurial skills and mindsets to drive social and financial impact. Participants gain access to a network of experienced coaches and mentors who provide valuable advice on their enterprises.

The program content is delivered in English, and mentorship may be offered in English and French. Applicants who are not proficient in English are encouraged to apply and work with someone who can fulfill the program’s English requirements.

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Don’t miss the chance to be part of this prestigious fellowship program and embark on an entrepreneurial journey filled with learning and growth. Apply by the December 4, 2023 deadline to be considered for this valuable opportunity.


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