The HiiL Innovation Hub East Africa 2024 Justice Entrepreneurship School

Are you an entrepreneur/startup in Kenya, Burundi, or Rwanda, passionate about addressing pressing justice needs in your community? If so, the 2024 HiiL Innovation Hub East Africa Justice Entrepreneurship School awaits your application. This prestigious incubation program is designed to nurture and support early-stage startups committed to making a difference in the field of justice.

The HiiL Innovation Hub East Africa

The Justice Entrepreneurship School is HiiL’s flagship incubation program, dedicated to empowering startups that are preventing or resolving justice issues in East Africa. Over a period of 7 weeks, participants will immerse themselves in a dynamic learning environment focused on business modeling, storytelling, pitching, and justice design thinking.

The program caters to startups in the incubation stage, providing guidance and support to transform their ideas into impactful ventures.

What to Expect

During the incubation program, participants will embark on a journey to refine their Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and gain traction in the market.

Through intensive workshops and mentorship sessions, startups will learn to iterate their product/service based on user feedback, to achieve sustainable growth.

The program emphasizes the importance of action learning, encouraging participants to actively engage with their target audience and iterate their solutions accordingly.

Eligiblity Requirements

The Justice Entrepreneurship School is open to startups that meet the following criteria:

  • Solution Alignment: Startups must offer solutions that address unmet justice needs in their respective communities. Specific themes include:
  • For Kenya: Crime, Sexual & Gender-Based Violence, and Support for MSMEs.
  • For Burundi: Crime, Land, Employment, and Support for MSMEs.
  • For Rwanda: Crime and Sexual & Gender-Based Violence.
  • Prototype or MVP: Startups should have a basic product or service, either in the form of an existing prototype or a minimal viable problem.
  • Traction: Applicants must demonstrate some traction, indicating that their product/service has gained traction among early adopters.
  • Team: The startup should be led by a team of 2 or 3 committed co-founders who share a passion for justice and impact.

Benefits for Participants

Participants of the Justice Entrepreneurship School will gain access to the following benefits:

  • Residential Boot Camp: A three-day intensive boot camp delivered by industry specialists covering topics such as business growth, team & leadership, and design thinking.
  • Coaching & Mentorship: Tailored coaching sessions and mentorship on topics of choice to support the growth and development of startups.
  • Networking Opportunities: Access to HiiL’s regional network of justice leaders, legal tech organizations, and top-level researchers.
  • Certification & Learning Platform: Certification upon completion of the program, along with access to a learning platform for self-service.
  • Funding Opportunity: A chance to secure non-equity grant funding during the Justice Innovation Circle demo day.

Application

Apply now for the 2024 HiiL Innovation Hub East Africa Justice Entrepreneurship School by clicking this link: http://bit.ly/JESPROG2024

For more information, visit the official webpage of the HiiL Innovation Hub East Africa Justice Entrepreneurship School here: https://ea.hiil.org/justice-entrepreneurship-school/

Application Deadline:

May 31st, 2024 is the closing date to apply for the HiiL Innovation Hub East Africa 2024.

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