SPARK* EXISTS TO ENABLE CHANGEMAKERS
SPARK* KENYA EXISTS TO SUPPORT THE COUNTRY’S BEST EMERGING SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS.
Are you the founder of a non-profit or social business that exists to help Kenyans out of poverty? Is your social business or organisation in its early years and already making a difference for people? If so we have an incredible opportunity for you! For our April 2014 intake, we are searching for 18 emerging changemakers and leaders in Kenya. We partner with you as you launch projects and lead initiatives designed to improve the lives of people across the country. Read more about our program below and apply now!
FIND: Hundreds of Kenyans apply to be Spark* Changemakers. We are selecting only 18 individuals for the April 2014 intake so the application is very competitive. Spark* Kenya is looking for people who are the founders of a social business or non-profit organisation that exists to help improve the lives of people living in poverty.
ACCELERATE: Successful Spark* Changemakers attend a one week live in accelerator in Nairobi. During this week you are given world class social entrepreneurship training designed to help you improve your venture and improve as an entrepreneur. All accommodation and meals are covered during this week.
SUPPORT: For two years after the Accelerator Spark* provides support to Changemakers in the form of graphic design, website creation, business coaching, mentoring, legal and accounting support. The goal of this support is to help Changemakers grow the impact of their ventures.
FUND: Spark* may provide small grants of $1000 USD to help Changemakers test new ideas or increase the revenue and impact of their organisation. We may also connect you with other funding partners who while help you grow your project.
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL:
– Be the founder of a non-profit organisation, for profit business or social enterprise that exists to improve the lives of people living in poverty.
– Have a focus in their work, meaning that they have highlighted a key problem or opportunity that they are trying to solve.
– Be individuals who can get things done, and they have proven this in the past.
– Be massively passionate about improving the lives of people living in poverty in Kenya.