Wednesday, May 14, 2014

OPPORTUNITY: INDIAFRICA Young Visionaries Fellowship 2014

INDIAFRICA Young Visionaries Fellowship seeks to identify promising young entrepreneurs in India and Africa to offer them opportunities for growth and collaboration across the two geographies. Entries are invited from entrepreneurs under 40 years of age from Africa and India, who have demonstrated success in terms of achieving significant profit and/or substantial social impact through a venture in any of the following industry sectors:
• Creative & Cultural Industries (Art, Music, Handicraft, Design, Cinema ...)
• Education
• Energy
• Environment
• Agriculture, Food & Nutrition
• Healthcare
• Information & Communication Technologies

Continue reading to see how to apply.
Attributes of a YOUNG VISIONARY
• Somebody working in one of the above listed industry sectors, who is able to demonstrate success in terms of business growth (profit/market share/employees), and/or social impact (addressing a social problem/need), or in terms of reputation (quality and aesthetic) amongst peers
• Somebody who has developed a successful (in terms of impact and reach) social or not-for profit enterprise
• Somebody who has shown leadership in the industry by championing its development in India and/or Africa
• Somebody who has developed initiatives (exhibitions, trade fairs, festivals etc.) to foster business ties between India and Africa in his/her chosen sector

The Awards

10 Indians and 10 Africans will be selected as Young Visionaries. The final announcement will be made on June 10 during the Awards Function of the INDIAFRICA Business Venture Competition at Accra

Each winner will receive a cash grant of USD 2000 and will be invited to attend a 5 day Boot Camp in Delhi between 23rd and 27th June, 2014 with a view to exploring possibilities of new collaborative business ventures between Africa and India

The Boot Camp will close with a Valedictory Function on 27th June, likely to be attended by all African Heads of Mission in Delhi and top decision makers from government, media, academia and business

Deadline: 18th May, 2014
Download the guidelines HERE

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