YEP has set up a million Gambian Dalasis (c. 20,000 USD) fund to sponsor solutions that can help overcome difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund will be awarded to innovative young entrepreneurs with smart and effective business solutions that tackle socio-economic challenges caused by COVID-19 and help the Gambian economy adapt and recover. The entrepreneurial solutions/ideas should tackle socio economic challenges affecting Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) due to COVID- 19, specifically:
Bridge for Billions is joining forces with YEP Gambia and other partners to offer a digital programme supporting innovative solutions to the COVID 19 crises.
If selected as mentor, you’ll undergo a training and access best-in-class tools to be the guide of one of the teams of entrepreneurs all along the incubation programme.
It offers a gamified and step by step experience that allows entrepreneurs to create their business plans and structure their model. Far from theory, the pedagogy pushes early-stage founders to formulate their ideas and answer the tough questions. It invites them to “get out there”, talk to people, research, and validate their ideas. As a mentor, you’re here every week to challenge assumptions, double check and support.
✅ Collaboration Skills
✅ Awareness of Social Issues
✅ Entrepreneurial Spirit
✅ Innovation-based Methodologies
Tell us more about you and your motivation to become a mentor by applying below.
If selected, you will be invited to an onboarding to the programme, how to find your mentee, how to use the incubation platform, its methodology and much more.
The first step will be about finding your mentee. You'll have a chance to meet the entrepreneurs and choose who you'd like to work with. You will sign a Mentorship Agreement to guarantee commitment on both ends.
Start the structured online incubation with weekly activities and mentorship sessions. Your mentee will have 1 month to complete the full Bridge for Billions incubation cycle and obtain a final Business Plan in PDF format, validated by you.