Apply: 2022 Savvy Global Fellowship for Aspiring and Early-Stage
Entrepreneurs (Fully-funded Virtual Program)
Application for the 2022 Savvy Global Fellowship Program for Aspiring and
Early-Stage Entrepreneurs is now open! Are you passionate about solving
some of the world’s most pressing problems through innovation? Have you
ever wanted to build a successful impact-driven business, but didn’t know
how to? Do you own an early-stage business that you want to grow and scale
into new markets and verticals? Are you interested in being part of the new
generation of impact-driven entrepreneurs?
Then apply now! Savvy is looking for you.
Savvy is a global virtual Fellowship program, available in 104 languages,
for passionate and brilliant young individuals seeking to be part of the
new generation of impact entrepreneurs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many
have lost their jobs and are now living in an uncertain world. Savvy
Fellowship is equipping these individuals with the necessary knowledge and
skill they need to start their own impact-driven business and succeed as
entrepreneurs. As a Savvy Fellow, you will be provided with the knowledge,
skills, tools, resources, support network, and community to build a
sustainable, innovative, and profitable impact-driven business.
The Savvy Global Fellowship for Aspiring and Early-Stage Entrepreneurs,
which began in 2020, has so far, received over 65,464 applications from
around the world, and has selected and trained 5,245 Fellows from 149
countries. For 12 weeks, no matter what stage your venture is, the
Fellowship program helps selected Fellows answer all the relevant questions
that they need to kickstart their amazing impact venture, gain early
traction, achieve product-market fit, and scale into new markets.
*About the Fellowship:*
Some of the things you’ll learn as a Savvy Fellow include fundraising for
your business, building the right team to execute your business strategies,
building buzz around your product or service, achieving product-market fit,
scaling into new markets and verticals, and building customer loyalty and
E-Learning: Savvy Fellowship kicks off with a rigorous 12-weeks
e-learning experience. As a Savvy Fellow, you will learn everything from
ideation to scaling. Some of the things you’ll learn during the program are
‘understanding your customer’, ‘building a product or service that
effectively solves their key challenges’, and ‘effectively positioning your
solution in the market.’
Week 1: Understanding Your Customer
Week 2: Building the Right Product or Service
Week 3: Beating Your Competitors
Week 4: Understanding Your Target Market
Week 5: Drafting the Right Revenue Model
Week 6: Your Customer Acquisition, Activation & Retention Strategy
Week 7: Your Operations
Week 8: Setting the Right Business Structure
Week 9: Your Go-To-Market Strategy
Week 10: Building the Right Team
Week 11: Your Fundraising Strategy
Week 12: Securing the Right Partners
Assessment: During the 12 weeks of learning, unlearning, and relearning,
you can test your understanding by taking our weekly quizzes. The quizzes
are a combination of multiple choices, Yes or No, and True or False.
Assessments are the best way to identify your strengths and areas of
weaknesses. Knowing your weaknesses helps you work effectively on them.
Peer Mentorship: We have introduced peer-to-peer mentorship, which we
have found very effective. Our motto at Savvy is: “Be Your Fellow’s
Keeper.” So, since all Savvy Fellows don’t have the same level of
experience, more experienced and knowledgeable Fellows will help guide the
Expert Mentorship: Savvy Fellows get weekly expert mentorship from about
900 renowned experts across various industries. The Fellows are expected to
effectively transform all their learnings from the expert mentorship
sessions, into meaningful and measurable societal impact.
Post-Fellowship: After 12 weeks, you’ll receive a Certificate of
Completion to proudly share with your professional network. That’s not all.
You’ll still find the Savvy platform useful as we constantly share weekly
articles on impact entrepreneurship, personal branding, capacity building,
and professional opportunities. So, your Savvy Fellowship account will be
useful even after you complete the intensive 12-week virtual Fellowship
Savvy Prize: At the end of every year, Savvy Fellows compete for the
$3,000 Savvy Prize, which seeks to recognize and support the efforts of
Savvy Fellows working to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems
through innovative and sustainable ways. The Savvy Prize comes in cash
prizes, product development support, and marketing endeavors.
One of the missions of Savvy is to bring passionate and competent
individuals together to build sustainable businesses, or to foster
strategic partnerships and collaborations between these individuals. With
that said, we encourage selected Fellows to use the Savvy platform to find
and interact with other Savvy Fellows, which could lead them to start a
business together or forge a helpful partnership.
Becoming a Savvy Fellow is an exceptional opportunity for you to:
1. Identify your ideal target customer, and build a product or service that
exceeds their expectations.
2. Make your product or service stand out from competing or substitute
solutions in the market.
3. Draft a solid go-to-market strategy, revenue model, and customer
acquisition strategy for your business.
4. Optimize your business operations, delegate properly, and build a
winning team to execute your business strategies.
5. Identify the right legal structure for your business, raise capital for
your business, and forge strong strategic partnerships that will help you
scale your business.
6. Meet and interact with renowned business experts across various
7. Share your experiences with other Fellows, and learn from them.
8. Explore industries beyond your daily work and expand your expertise.
9. Strengthen your work through new connections, skills, and ideas.
10. Join a global alumni network of over 5,000 entrepreneurs, to help you
seek innovative solutions to common business challenges.
Application is open to aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs around the
world. There is no geographical, ethnic, or academic restriction. We accept
new Fellows between the ages of 18 – 40, who can demonstrate in their
application their passion to learn and create lasting change in their
community (and the world.) However, we consider applicants above the age of
40, with at least 5 years of work or entrepreneurial experience.
We have no application deadline. Savvy is a fully-funded Fellowship
program, so selected Fellows are not required to pay any fee. You can apply
today from https://savvyfellows.com/apply/
For more information about the program, please visit
or send an inquiry email from firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Fellows Say:
“I am impressed with how the Savvy Fellowship program is structured. The
program is perfect for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs looking to
master entrepreneurial skills. Simply put; it’s a step-by-step guide for
entrepreneurs. It has been a wonderful experience for me, and I would
recommend the Savvy Fellowship Program to all entrepreneurs.” *—Mass Jawo
(from The Gambia)
“A Savvy Fellow is someone who remains committed to a higher purpose than
themselves. I’m so happy to have completed the learning and mentorship
sessions at the Savvy Fellowship Program for Aspiring and Early-Stage
Entrepreneurs. The confidence, drive, and passion that I have today, grew
from participating in the Savvy program. and I believe other Fellows have
grown as well.” *—Joseph Churchil Nyeko (from Uganda)*
“The learning experience in the Savvy program was so great. The weekly
learning modules are very much simplified for easy understanding, which is
why I consider this fellowship program to be one of my best learning
experiences as an entrepreneur. The assessments captured the most important
part of the lectures. Thank you to the Savvy team.” *—ATEM ASONGALEM ROBERT
“Savvy is an excellent Fellowship program. It explained and approached the
subject from different angles, so you get a view from business, management,
and social innovation. Such Fellowship corresponds theories I feel will
bring so much exposure. A very precise, straight to the point, and much
more in-depth digging into business and digital marketing.” *—Abdisalam
Yusuf Ali (from Somalia)*
“I am writing this to express my gratitude for the amazing journey I spent
as a Savvy Fellow. And through which I have come to learn so much in so
little time. The content is so enriching and enlightening. I wish to
continue to learn more in this path until I achieve my goals and contribute
to the development of my community and country.” *—Nesrine Haddou (from