What Does It Mean To Be A Kimoyo Fellow?



If you are...

  • Based in Silicon Valley, USA

  • A senior tech professional with expertise in Product Management, Engineering, UI/UX Design, Venture Capital, Business Development, Marketing, and Human Resources & Talent

  • Open to sharing your knowledge and expertise with a company and its employees, collaborating on real business challenges

  • Interested in getting firsthand experience in major tech hubs across Africa (Nigeria)

  • Excited to build relationships with likeminded professionals in Silicon Valley and across the African continent

Then the Kimoyo Fellowship may be for you!

Serving as a partnership to solve key business challenges, the fellowship connects companies in Nigeria with fellows in Silicon Valley. The 2019 fellowship is a four month part-time commitment, structured as follows:

  • First three months (Bay Area): collaborate weekly on a project-specific basis with your partner company in Nigeria, serving as a virtual consultant* and peer mentor for team members. Attend in-person events with other fellows in the Bay Area.

  • End of third month (Lagos): immersive two-week excursion in Lagos

  • Fourth month (Bay Area): check in with partner company with approximately two follow-up syncs.

*Fellows will not be responsible for execution and implementation of the project plans. 

Applications for our 2019 cohort are being reviewed on a rolling basis, until up to 10 fellows are selected. Please note that if selected for the fellowship, you will be expected to pay a fee of up to $750USD towards your travel and accommodations.