Impact Hub Fellowship
Impact Hub Fellowship is a topic focused entrepreneurial idea award and one-year incubation program, designed to enable early stage entrepreneurs to realise their innovations for a sustainable world.
About the partnership between Impact Hub and Cordaid
The Resilience Africa initiative consists of a multi-layer program with the aim to develop strong and resilient local entrepreneurial ecosystems and subsequently local economies and societies in five countries across Africa. The initiative includes a Seed Program, Impact Hub Fellowship regional incubation program and a series of thought leadership events.
The purpose of the Seed Program is to identify, select, and enable local, high-potential entrepreneurial teams in the process of building Impact Hubs in 5 African countries modified to fit the specific context in each country and city. The aim is to build a locally-owned and driven, sustainable physical and social infrastructure for entrepreneurship and innovation in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya and Sierra Leone.
The Impact Hub Fellowship is a topic-focused entrepreneurial idea award and a one-year incubation program designed to attract, select and support impact entrepreneurs and help them realize their innovations for a more sustainable world. The program also aims to raise awareness in the entrepreneurial community and broader public around specific social and environmental challenges.
Impact Hub and Cordaid are co-hosting a thought leadership conference in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, Re-imagining Resilience , in October, to explore what makes entrepreneurial ecosystems resilient.
Impact Hub Fellowship for Resilient Communities
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Bujumbura, Burundi | Freetown, Sierra Leone
Topic areas:Urban Living, Environment, Health & Food Systems
Up to 6 entrepreneurs will be selected from each location to participate in an intensive 6 week business development support program. One Impact Hub Fellow will then be selected by a Jury and awarded with seed funding, business development support, full time access to a co-working space and connection to networks of investors, mentors and coaches. In addition, 2 Runners up will receive seed funding and 3 months of business development support. The program will focus on specialized topic areas for each of the locations and the selection criteria tailored to local realities. Find out More