Read what it takes to become an Einstein Rising entrepreneur
What We Can Offer You!
Starting a business is hard, making an impact on your community and environment while making a profit is harder. Success as a startup is rare. That’s why Einstein Rising is here. We want you to make a profit and make your mark on the world. If you qualify for our program the ER team will be with you every step of the way. It’s up to you to create success but we help you get there.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COURSE
Selected entrepreneurs will complete a business development workbook over the three month period of the course. It walks you through vital documents and skills needed for starting a company. The business development workbook will reflect topic taught in the classroom and includes topics such as social entrepreneurship fundamentals, marketing, finance and much more! Upon graduation you will have created a strategic business plan. Our goal is that your comfedint and ready to launch your company.
We all have our strengths and weaknesses. As you move through the business development workbook and class you will be able to set up sessions to get a little extra guidance on areas that are causing you a little trouble. If you live far from our home base in Kampala, Uganda video sessions or phone calls can be arranged.
MENTORSHIP & NETWORKS
Our local mentors, program managers, board of directors and US staff will provide their time, personal networks and expertise to you when necessary. They bring invaluable knowledge from various sectors such as business development, financial literacy, marketing, environmentalism, community development and legal advice. Our network is constantly growing as accelerator program graduates have begun to take on mentorship roles as well.
EVENTS & SPECIAL PROGRAMS
These sessions, workshops or events are organized by management and usually hosted by successful entrepreneurs or our partners organizations. You will have the opportunity to dive deep into topics in a relaxed and fun setting.
Twice a year we host a 'pitch day'. It is an opportunity to pitch your company to investors in hopes of securing funding after graduation. You will be required to have a professional and well prepared presentation before you will be approved to participate. As you prepare we have many resources to help you stand out. It is a huge opportunity to have the undivided attention of dozens of investors. Oh, and you only have 5 minutes!
INVESTMENT & SELF SUFFICIENCY
If you graduate from the Einstein Rising Social Entrepreneurs for Africa accelerator program and fully develop your company you will be candidates for investment opportunities. Einstein Rising offers investment capital to a select few entrepreneurs each year. Einstein Rising receives 10% of the companies gross profit for ten year in exchange for the investments made. INVESTMENTS IS NOT GUARANTEED. Please do not apply if you are only looking for funding. We are a full service business development organization and our priority is to help you create a strong foundation for your company.