Savvy Fellowship Program for Entrepreneurs: Here is an exciting opportunity for all aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs who are passionate about solving Africa’s most pressing problems through innovation.
Interestingly at Savvy, there’s no cohort. No application deadline. No ethnic restriction. And Savvy is available to young persons aged 18 – 40.
When we say no application deadline, we mean it’s a rolling program, so applications are accepted all year-round.
Hear from Chidi Nwaogu, Co-founder at Savvy
Chidi shares his personal story and motivations for Savvy. Read what he has to say below:
“It’s no news that every day, I love sharing with others what I’ve learned from my experience as an entrepreneur, and Savvy is just an extension of that personal journey of sharing for me.
Savvy is [a 12-week-long] virtual fellowship program that runs [through out the year].
Some of the things you’ll learn as a Savvy Fellow include fundraising for your business, building the right team to execute your business strategies, building buzz around your product or service, achieving product-market fit, scaling into new markets and verticals, and building customer loyalty and retention.”
— Chidi Nwaogu, Co-founder at Savvy
About Savvy Fellowship
Savvy is a virtual Fellowship program for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs. Savvy is 12 weeks of e-learning and assessment. You will learn everything from ideation to scaling.
At the end of the program, you will learn how to:
- Identify your ideal target customer, and build a product or service that exceeds their expectations.
- Make your solution stand out from competing or substitute solutions in the market.
- Draft a solid go-to-market strategy, revenue model, and customer acquisition strategy.
- Optimize your business operations, delegate, and build a winning team.
- Identify the proper legal structure for your business, raise capital, and forge strong strategic partnerships.
Savvy’s Mission 2023
Savvy Fellowship mission statement is provided below:
To train at least 10,000 passionate individuals from 195 countries, by 2023, to build successful impact-driven businesses—providing employment to others, creating wealth for themselves, and improving the economy of their nations.
Savvy Fellowship isn’t just a 12-weeks learning, assessment, and mentorship program. No, it’s much more.
It’s a life-long journey as an impact entrepreneur.
Savvy provides post-fellowship resources to keep you growing every day.
If you’ve ever wished to build your own impact-driven business but didn’t know how to, or perhaps you own an early-stage company, and you want to grow and scale your impact into new markets or verticals? Then, Savvy Fellowship is looking for you.
Program Eligibility Criteria
- Open to aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs;
- No geographical or ethnic restriction;
- Savvy accepts new fellows between the ages of 18 – 40.
Benefits of Participating in the Savvy Fellowship Program
Savvy Fellowship kicks off with a rigorous 12-weeks e-learning experience. As a Savvy Fellow, you will get to learn everything from creativity to venture scaling, including how to start, build, and scale an impact venture.
With visual presentations, you will have answers to all the relevant questions you need to kickstart that amazing impact venture, gain early traction, achieve product-market fit, and scale into newer markets.
Some of the things you’ll learn during the program are:
- understanding your customer,
- building a product or service that effectively solves their key challenges, and
- effectively positioning your solution in the market.
Savvy is for every impact entrepreneur, no matter what stage your venture is.
During the 12 weeks of learning, unlearning, and relearning, you will test your understanding by taking weekly quizzes.
The quizzes are a combination of multiple choices, Yes or No, and True or False.
Assessments are the best way to identify your strengths and areas of weaknesses. Knowing your weaknesses helps you work effectively on them.
3. Simultaneous Mentorship:
While learning, you’re offered mentorship from entrepreneurs who have built post-revenue businesses in diverse sectors, which is a great way to understand your industry better.
The Savvy mentorship team includes over 50 changemakers from 20 countries, with a combined experience of over 200 years.
Their peer-to-peer mentorship program helps Fellows learn from each other, as they ask questions and have other Fellows help answer them.
4. Life-long Community:
“Once a Savvy Fellow, always a Savvy Fellow.”
Savvy isn’t just a 12-weeks learning, assessment, and mentorship program. It’s a life-long entrepreneurial learning process.
After the Fellowship program, you can continuously access your Savvy Fellowship account and access weekly updated resources in the form of entrepreneurial tips, nuggets, and opportunities.
Savvy Fellowship Program Application Process
Application for entry into the Savvy Fellowship Program is ongoing.
No cohort. No application deadline. It’s a rolling Fellowship program; therefore, new applications are accepted every day, year-round.
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