Our Programs

Students

We connect you to an entrepreneur in an emerging economy with a high growth and sustainable venture. 

You collaborate together over the course of a semester long program.  

The goal: as a team, you propel the venture to the next level.

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Make an Actual Impact

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Develop Transferable Skills

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Unique Exposure to Emerging Economies

Entrepeneurs

We connect you to top-tier talented and passionate students to collaborate on your venture. 

You work together over the course of our 4 month program. 

The goal: as a team, you propel the venture to the next level.

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Accelerate your Venture

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Collaborate with Top-Tier Talent

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Tap into Invaluable Resources

Upcoming Programs

Join the Global Powerhouse

The Generalist Global

The Generalist Global Program welcomes entrepreneurs from Latin America, Africa and South East Asia with ventures in all sectors. Past participants have ranged from artisanship, med-tech to cosmetics.

We follow a highly selective application process on a rolling application basis. Teams consist of one entrepreneur paired up with two university students. This year’s cohort will consist of 50 companies and 100 students.

Following an initial screening process, selected students are interviewed by two members of our management team. Accepted applicants are matched with entrepreneurs based on corresponding demands and skills.

The program is an online remote collaboration opportunity that is unpaid. Students interested in the program must submit their application and resume.

The entrepreneur’s venture needs to be in line with our social impact policy based on the UNDP’s Economic, Social and Governance (ESG) factors. We conduct in-house due diligence to assess the entrepreneur’s venture’s compliance through a thorough application process requiring official documentation, referrals, interviews, and performance data.
Application Timeline

STUDENTS

Applications open: November 20, 2020 

Applications close: December 4, 2020

ENTREPRENEURS

Applications open: November 2, 2020 

Applications close: November 30, 2020

Sector Agnostic

Latin America, Africa & South East Asia

Global Collaboration

Students

Accepted students will:

  • Impact real-time problems
  • Develop transferable skills
  • Gain unique exposure to emerging markets

Applications are open to university students for one of three positions:

  • Public Relations/Marketing
  • Business Development/Consulting
  • Tech Role (front end & back end)

Students must speak English, French or Spanish.

Entrepreneurs

Accepted entrepreneurs will:

  •  Collaborate with top-tier students to innovate venture
  • Gain visibility and traction in new markets
  • Exposure to potential investors

Entrepreneurs must have worked on their venture for a minimum of 1 year and possess a working knowledge of English, French or Spanish.

Program Dates

Program starts: January 11, 2021

Program ends: May 7, 2021

Agri-Tech Innovation

The Agri-Tech Innovation Program extends our mission to a thematically focused program in agriculture, agroecology, agroforestry, organic farming, and pisco-agriculture with an emphasis on technological innovation. This program targets sustainable ventures within the agri-tech space on the African continent.

We follow a highly selective application process on a rolling application basis. Teams consist of one entrepreneur paired up with two university students. This year’s cohort will consist of 25 companies and 50 students.

The program is an online remote collaboration opportunity that is unpaid. Students interested in the program must submit their application and resume. 

Following an initial screening process, selected students are interviewed by two members of our management team. Accepted applicants are matched with entrepreneurs based on corresponding demands and skills.

The entrepreneur’s venture needs to be in line with our social impact policy based on the UNDP’s Economic, Social and Governance (ESG) factors. We conduct in-house due diligence to assess the entrepreneur’s venture’s compliance through a thorough application process requiring official documentation, referrals, interviews, and performance data.

Application Timeline

STUDENTS

Applications open: November 20, 2020 

Applications close: December 4, 2020

ENTREPRENEURS

Applications open: November 2, 2020 

Applications close: November 30, 2020

Agriculture X Tech

African Continent

Global Collaboration

Students

Accepted students will:

  • Impact real-time problems
  • Develop transferable skills
  • Gain unique exposure to emerging markets
  • Network with leading experts in agri-tech and entrepreneurship

Applications are open to university students for one of three positions:

  • Public Relations/Marketing
  • Business Development/Consulting
  • Tech Role (front end & back end)

Applications are open to university students studying Agri-Tech concentrations, including but not limited to: Agricultural Sciences, Economics and Management, Agricultural Technology and Industry, Animal Science, Crop, Soil and Water Science, Food Science, Biological Engineering, and Environmental Studies and Sustainability.

Entrepreneurs

Accepted entrepreneurs will:

  • Collaborate with top-tier students to innovate venture
  • Gain visibility and traction in new markets
  • Exposure to potential investors
  • Network with leading experts in agri-tech and entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs must have worked on their venture for a minimum of 1 year and possess a working knowledge of English.

Program Dates

Program starts: January 11, 2021
Program ends: May 7, 2021

Past Programs

Change Doers

“Not only did I partake in making a tangible impact working with Wo No Ni, I also met and collaborated with people from all over the world.”

Katerina Zhuravel
Senior, Cornell University

Wo No Ni Cosmetics prides itself in providing high quality, organic, handmade and affordable skin care products that are produced in Ghana and do wonders for all skin types. 

COVID-19 Summer 2020 Program

“Your program is really making an enormous transformative impact in the lives of entrepreneurs in developing nations. I am indebted for bringing two wonderful students into Pisces and we will recommend other entrepreneurs to apply in the next cohort as they will never regret it.” 

Hendrix Sarpong

Founder of Pisces

Pisces is a pioneering aquaculture company that lowers greenhouse gas emissions by creating sustainable fish production in Africa and empowers locals to engage in sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.

Persistently Phenomenal in the Pandemic Program 2020