Jasiri opens applications for 5th cohort of Talent Investor Program

On 18 July 2023 at 09:52

Jasiri, an entrepreneurship development program supported by the Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies (AGGP), seeks ambitious and driven individuals who want to become entrepreneurs. The program aims to support and guide these aspiring entrepreneurs in the process of building successful businesses that address important challenges and open up new markets.

Jasiri has specifically invited young people from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Rwanda to apply for its Cohort 5 of the Talent Investor program. Interested applicants will go through a thorough selection process to assess their skills and abilities. Those selected as finalists, called ‘Jasiri Fellows’, will participate in the fully-funded 13-month Jasiri Talent Investor Program.

During the program, Jasiri Fellows will receive support in various stages of venture creation, from generating ideas to startup launch. Fellows are provided with holistic support including funding, world class entrepreneurship development guidance, coaching, business advisory and linkages with industry experts to increase their chances of success. Furthermore, Jasiri Fellows will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded co-founders and receive individual, team, and business support.

Since its start in December 2020, the Talent Investor has seen the creation of 42 ventures in a wide range of industries such as agriculture, healthcare, EdTech, affordable housing, and fintech.

According to Jasiri Regional Director Aline Kabanda, Jasiri Talent Investor is a community of like-minded innovators, where collaboration and collective growth are paramount.

"The Talent Investor is designed to empower aspiring entrepreneurs by providing the tools, knowledge, and support needed to turn their ideas into thriving ventures. We are calling all visionary trailblazers to seize the opportunity, and create impactful ventures. Step forward, and claim your seat among the game-changers who will redefne the future. Apply now for Cohort 5," she said.

The application for the fifth cohort of Jasiri Talent Investor Program is open from July 17, 2023 to October 17, 2023.

Jasiri will be conducting virtual information sessions to provide interested applicants detailed information about the application process and address any queries they may have.

To find out more about these informative sessions, individuals are encouraged to visit Jasiri’s social media platforms (Jasiri4Africa).

They can also visit the website https://jasiri.org/application to submit applications

About Jasiri

Jasiri invests in, nurtures, and empowers entrepreneurs who beneft society and attack poverty by creating high-impact businesses, creating new markets on the African continent.

It believes that entrepreneurial teams are at the heart of new venture creation and provides the entrepreneur with access to a diverse group of potential co-founders.

Among others, Jasiri supports new ventures from idea generation to venture creation and takes a long-term approach to develop exceptional, responsible entrepreneurs on the African continent.

Jasiri Talent Investor Fellows in the current ongoing Cohort 2.