Despite Rwanda's remarkable economic achievements, it's also estimated that approximately 63% of Rwandans make less than $1.25 a day. We believe market-based solutions can drastically improve Rwanda's existing social problems. Rwandan university graduates do not have the education, training, mentorship, or capital to ensure financial success. Most entrepreneurship programs focus on either educating potential entrepreneurs OR funding established entrepreneurs.
The Accelerate Academy's competitive events and program, coupled with our expertise in leadership development, will transform innovative ideas into sustainable businesses to uplift communities. Through entrepreneurial instruction, mentorships, business ethics, and seed capital funding, The Accelerate Academy will create a realistic pathway for potential entrepreneurs to become successful business owners.
With social entrepreneurship at the core of the program, students will learn the business concepts of the double and triple bottom line, and how these can impact their communities. After completing The Accelerate Academy, we believe that Rwandan youth can transform their business dreams into tangible realities by providing jobs, impacting communities, and generating income. The Accelerate Academy graduates will "pay it forward" by mentoring the next class of Fellows.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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