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.