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Entrepreneurship Program- Jasiri Talent Investor Cohort 5

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Company NAme: JASIRI

Posted Date: 2023-08-23

Deadline: 2023-10-17

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Job Description

Jasiri, an entrepreneurship development program supported by the Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies (AGGP), seeks ambitious and driven individuals who want to become entrepreneurs. The program aims to support and guide these aspiring entrepreneurs in the process of building successful businesses that address important challenges and open up new markets.

Jasiri is specifically inviting young people from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Rwanda to apply for its Cohort 5 of the Talent Investor program. Interested applicants will go through a thorough selection process to assess their skills and abilities. Those selected as finalists, called ‘Jasiri Fellows’, will participate in the fully-funded 13-month Jasiri Talent Investor Program.

During the program, Jasiri Fellows will receive support in various stages of venture creation, from generating ideas to startup launch. Fellows are provided with holistic support including funding, world class entrepreneurship development guidance, coaching, business advisory and linkages with industry experts to increase their chances of success. Furthermore, Jasiri Fellows will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded co-founders and receive individual, team, and business support.

Since its start in December 2020, the Talent Investor has seen the creation of 42 ventures in a wide range of industries such as agriculture, healthcare, edtech, affordable housing, and fintech.

According to Jasiri Regional Director Aline Kabanda, Jasiri Talent Investor is a community of like-minded innovators, where collaboration and collective growth are paramount. The Talent Investor is designed to empower aspiring entrepreneurs by providing the tools, knowledge, and support needed to turn their ideas into thriving ventures. We are calling all visionary trailblazers to seize the opportunity, and create impactful ventures. Step forward, and claim your seat among the game-changers who will redefine the future. Apply now for Cohort 5.

About Jasiri

Jasiri invests in, nurtures, and empowers entrepreneurs who benefit society and attack poverty by creating high-impact businesses, creating new markets on the African continent. Jasiri believes that entrepreneurial teams are at the heart of new venture creation and provides the entrepreneur with access to a diverse group of potential co-founders. Jasiri supports new ventures from idea generation to venture creation and takes a long-term approach to develop exceptional, responsible entrepreneurs on the African continent. Learn more at

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Job Requirements

deal candidate

Please find below a description of the Ideal Candidate:

  • You are determined and dedicated to creating a new and innovative business with potential for rapid growth.
  • You are able to identify gaps and recognize opportunities in any sector of interest.
  • You have a history of achievement, problem solving and value creation wherever you have focused your attention.
  • You are highly informed and knowledgeable in your professional field or area of expertise.
  • You are a team player, open to meet and build ventures from scratch with equally ambitious co-founders within your cohort.
  • You are a citizen of Ethiopia, Kenya, or Rwanda residing in the respective country or diaspora.
  • You commit to building your venture on a full time basis and actively participate in all phases of the Talent investor for 14 months including the 3 months Residential Intensive in Rwanda.

Important Note:

  • Women entrepreneurs are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates living in the diaspora are also encouraged to apply.
  • The Jasiri Talent Investor program includes a mandatory 3-months residential intensive in Bugesera, Rwanda.

How to Apply

The application for the fifth cohort of Jasiri Talent Investor Program will open on July 17, 2023 and close on October 17, 2023. Jasiri will be conducting virtual information sessions to provide interested applicants detailed information about the application process and address any queries they may have. To find out more about these informative sessions, you can visit Jasiri’s social media platforms (Jasiri4Africa). If you are interested in applying, please visit the website


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