The Mastercard Foundation in partnership with Queen’s University under their flagship Innovation Centre the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) is inviting African Students to apply for an opportunity to participate in the Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowship on Entrepreneurship. Queen’s University is a public research University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) is the University’s Innovation Centre that aims to turn ideas, technology, or inspiration into ventures.
Who is eligible for the Virtual Fellowship Program?
This Fellowship is available to All students at Makerere University (both undergraduate and postgraduate) and recent graduates of 2018, 2019 and 2020.
The Fellowship will be based at DDQIC. The Fellowship will be offered to at least 15 Fellows with 15 outstanding business ideas. They will benefit from the online version of DDQIC’s “QyourVenture”.
This Eight-month accelerator program provides:
- Access to the Discipline Entrepreneurship Toolbox for five months. This is an online entrepreneurship training program with 24 steps developed by the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.
- Access to an incubation support for three months. The Fellows will be on boarded into a company creation process with access to mentorship and coaching from DDQIC’s network. They will compete to win seed funding grants from DDQIC’s network of investors.
Support to facilitate the Virtual Fellowship Program
Each Fellow will receive a $500 stipend. The stipend is to ensure the Fellows have access to digital devices as well as safe and secure internet access.
Call For Applications to open from November 2 to November 30, 2020
Bernard B. Buteera
Communications & Web Officer
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
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