Call for Applications for Young African Entrepreneurs in the Alibaba Group eFounders Online Course Class 1- Africa Fellowship Program 2021

Are you a young African Entrepreneur with an authentic mindset of building enterprises go long term success not short term profit?

Then apply for the Alibaba Group efounders Online Course Class 1-Africa Fellowship Program 2021. The costs of the program are fully taken care of, both online and offline.

Application Deadline: Ongoing


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What will you learn?

  •   The key factors in Alibaba’s long-term success.
  •  The defining moments and failures that have shaped Alibaba’s journey (including the early stages of development).
  •  An understanding of Alibaba’s ecosystem

Program costs:  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.


We welcome entrepreneurs who are:

  • Authentic, open-minded and altruistic leaders of the ‘new economy’.
  • Building enterprises for long-term success, not for short-term profit.
  • Mission-driven and have a strong sense of purpose, integrity, vision and drive.
  • Willing to learn and share their experiences and ideas.
  •  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.

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Application Instructions

Not covered (costs you must personally cover):

  • Air tickets and transportation/pick-up services to and from Hangzhou, China.
  • Single hotel room requests (if you would like to stay in a single room you will be required to cover the full cost yourself).
  • Additional food or personal expenses

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About the Alibaba Group eFounders Online Course Class 1- Africa Fellowship Program

Alibaba Group eFounders

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.

What the program cannot promise: 

  • The opportunity to partner with Alibaba.
  • The opportunity to receive Alibaba investment.

Key Dates and Order of Program

  • 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.
  • Application is ongoing
  • Participants who complete the eFounders Fellowship Program online course successfully with excellent performance will have the opportunity to join eFounders Fellowship Program offline session in Hangzhou, China, Alibaba’s global headquarter, after the pandemic.
  • In view of the current development and potential risks brought by COVID-19, eFounders Fellowship program is redesigned to be an online course. 
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Emmanuella Igomu is a content writer at Camberene. She is a communication enthusiast currently studying Mass communication, where she majors in Public Relations and Advertising. Emmanuella sometimes doubles as a brand promoter/online marketer and hopes to intern in a public relations/advertising agency or online marketing department in the near future.

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