Savvy Shops for Mentors for Budding Entrepreneurs
By Sodeinde Temidayo David
Savvy has called on successful entrepreneurs to apply and serve as mentors in its fellowship programme for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs.
The fellowship programme is held virtually for passionate and brilliant young professionals seeking to be part of the new generation of impact entrepreneurs, who have already registered for the scheme.
Currently, the Savvy mentorship team includes 154 changemakers from 39 countries, with a combined experience of over 700 years and are looking for more amazing persons to join the team.
It announced that it accepts new applications year-round with no deadline and called for business professionals, who have built a post-revenue business in any sector or industry.
However, the organisation stressed that the applicants must have at least five years of experience in building a startup and are also willing to share the experience with young aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs that are solving some of the world’s most pressing problems through innovation.
The group also said having a tech or tech-enabled business venture and fluency in any other language while not being a requirement would be advantageous.
The group stressed that it needs entrepreneurs who are willing to impact and guide a Savvy Fellow in achieving their business goals and that prior experience in mentorship is not required, anyone with a mentorship experience is of another advantage.
In addition, the organisation noted that applicants should be willing to devote an hour every week to mentoring a Savvy Fellow on the platform.
The mentorship comes in two ways, peer-to-peer and expert since all Savvy Fellows don’t have the same level of experience.
Savvy Fellowship programme kicks off with a rigorous 12-weeks e-learning experience, where several savvy fellows will learn how to start, build, and scale an impact venture, using visual presentations.
Despite being just 12 weeks of learning, assessment, and mentorship programme, Savvy noted that it was a life-long entrepreneurial learning process.
With the post-fellowship initiative, participants can constantly access their Savvy Fellowship accounts and have access to the weekly updated resources in the form of entrepreneurial tips, nuggets, and opportunities.