Fully Funded Savvy Global Fellowship for Aspiring and Early-stage Entrepreneurs

Fully Funded Savvy Global Fellowship for Aspiring and Early-stage Entrepreneurs

Available in 111 languages, Savvy is a global virtual Fellowship program for passionate and brilliant young individuals seeking to be part of the new generation of impact entrepreneurs.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent macroeconomic downturn, many have lost their jobs and are now living in an uncertain world. Savvy Fellowship is equipping these individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills they need to start their impact-driven businesses and succeed as entrepreneurs.

As a Savvy Fellow, you will be provided with the knowledge, skills, tools, resources, support network, and community to build a sustainable, innovative, and profitable impact-driven business.

Backed by the Roddenberry Foundation, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, the International Telecommunication Union, and Because International, the Savvy Global Fellowship for Aspiring and Early-Stage Entrepreneurs has received over 198,860 applications from around the world since 2020, and has selected, trained, and supported 11,366 Fellows from 170 countries.


  • The call for applications is open to aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs around the world. There is no geographical, ethnic, or academic restriction.

  • Savvy accept new Fellows between the ages of 18 – 40, who can demonstrate in their application their passion to learn and create lasting change in their community (and the world.)

  • However, Savvy consider applicants above the age of 40, with at least 5 years of work or entrepreneurial experience.

  • For 12 to 32 weeks, no matter what stage your venture is, the Fellowship program helps selected Fellows answer all the relevant questions that they need to kickstart their amazing impact venture, gain early traction, achieve product-market fit, and scale into new markets.

    E-Learning: Savvy Fellowship kicks off with a rigorous 12-week e-learning experience. As a Savvy Fellow, you will learn everything from ideation to scaling. Some of the things you’ll learn during the program are ‘understanding your customer’, ‘building a product or service that effectively solves their key challenges’, and ‘effectively
    positioning your solution in the market.’

  • Week 1: Understanding Your Customer

  • Week 2: Building the Right Product or Service

  • Week 3: Leading the Competition

  • Week 4: Understanding Your Target Market

  • Week 5: Drafting the Right Revenue Model

  • Week 6: Your Customer Acquisition, Activation & Retention Strategy

  • Week 7: Your Operations

  • Week 8: Setting the Right Business Structure

  • Week 9: Your Go-To-Market Strategy

  • Week 10: Building the Right Team

  • Week 11: Your Fundraising Strategy

  • Week 12: Securing the Right Partners


    Becoming a Savvy Fellow is an exceptional opportunity for you to:

  • Identify your ideal target customer, and build a product or service that exceeds their expectations.

  • Make your product or service stand out from competing or substitute solutions in the market.

  • Draft a solid go-to-market strategy, revenue model, and customer acquisition strategy for your business.

  • Optimize your business operations, delegate properly, and build a winning team to execute your business strategies.

  • Identify the right legal structure for your business, raise capital for your business, and forge strong strategic partnerships that will help you scale your business.

  • Meet and interact with renowned business experts across various industries.

  • Share your experiences with other Fellows, and learn from them.

  • Explore industries beyond your daily work and expand your expertise.

  • Strengthen your work through new connections, skills, and ideas.

  • Join a global alumni network of nearly 10,000 entrepreneurs, to help you seek innovative solutions to common business challenges.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Fully Funded Savvy Global Fellowship for Aspiring and Early-stage Entrepreneurs

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