Class 5 Introduction
We are excited to introduce Class 5 of the eFounders Fellowship, which will be open to founders/co-founders of digital ventures from Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Rwanda, or Uganda. 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.
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

Class 5 welcomes 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.

Class 5 enrollment criteria:
• You MUST be a founder or co-founder of an officially registered digital venture that has been in operation for at least 2 years.

• Your venture MUST be headquartered, located in or operates in one of the following countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Rwanda, or Uganda.

• You MUST provide at least 1 referral in your application (referrals from a partner/organizer/eFounders Fellow are preferred).

• You MUST provide your official business license when requested during the application process.

• Entrepreneurs below 40 years old, female entrepreneurs, and target country locals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program costs:

    • Hotel accommodation (shared room).

    • Daily meal allowance for breakfast (included in the hotel), lunch and dinner.

    • Field trip and site visit transportation costs

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.

Applications for Class 5 have now closed. If you have applied, we will be in touch with you shortly.