2021 Alibaba Business School eFounders Fellowship Online Course Class 1

Deadline: Unspecified.

are excited to announce the call for applications for our eFounders Fellowship program Online Course Class 1, which will be open to founders/co-founders of digital ventures from Africa.

The eFounders Fellowship program provides first-hand exposure to eCommerce and digital innovations, access to business leaders across Alibaba and China, as well as an opportunity to connect with like-minded, leading entrepreneurs in your region. The fellowship is a community of passionate and successful “Champions for the New Economy” looking to inspire and create a more inclusive development model for all.

The eFounders Fellowship program is jointly organized by Alibaba Business School and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), who are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.


• You MUST be a full-time founder, co-founder or CEO of an officially registered digital venture that is actively operational.

• Your venture MUST be headquartered or have an operating entity in Africa.

• You MUST provide at least 1 referral in your application (referrals from a partner/organizer/eFounders Fellow are preferred).

• You will be requested to provide your official business license if you are invited to the offline session after the pandemic.

• Entrepreneurs below 35 years old, female entrepreneurs, and target country locals are strongly encouraged to apply


Covered for the online course:

    • Tuition fees.

    • Training materials and training session costs.

Covered for the offline session(post-pandemic, on invitation):

    • Tuition fees.

    • Hotel accommodation(shared room).

    • Training materials and training session costs.

    • Field trips and site visit transportation costs.

    • Small daily living allowance of 30 RMB/day.


In view of the current development and potential risks brought by COVID-19, eFounders Fellowship program is redesigned to be an online course. The first online course will be kicked off at 8 AM (UTC+0) on 16th, November and will have a weekly online class scheduled for 6 weeks from 16th November to 21st December.


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