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Kenya Fellow 2020 at Endeavor

In the gigantic sector of Business Solutions providers in the information technology domain, EAG was founded in 2002 with the sole determination to be the “preferred” provider of cutting-edge Business solutions to clients which were innovative, cost effective and results oriented. With a client base of over 3000 (and growing clients) across Africa who have various products from out basket and a team of 125 professionals working with us. We can proudly say that we have achieved the level we set out to get.

The Role:

In this role, the fellow will gain exposure to these companies and work with the founders and senior management on a day to day basis supporting them in their daily strategic objectives. Not only will you gain access to the 2000+ entrepreneurs but the global network of 4000+ business leaders who play a role as advisors/mentors/investors to the entrepreneurs. During the period the fellow’s role will be to:

Collaborate in the search and selection process of high-impact entrepreneurs in Kenya. Ensure that they meet the profile of Endeavor Entrepreneurs based on Endeavor’s globally established criteria and selection process. The fellow responsibilities will also include to manage a portfolio of entrepreneurs, work on the search and servicing efforts, facilitate productive advisory board meetings, recruit mentors among other responsibilities listed below.

Selection of highest potential entrepreneurs.

  • Proactively screen for potential entrepreneurs that meet the criteria and profile of Endeavor Entrepreneurs. This search should be conducted through a wide range of sources, network contacts, media, and collaborators.
  • Manage selection process which begins by contacting candidates and potential entrepreneurs, conducting interviews, and coordinating meetings with mentors and selection panels.
  • Gather information in order to develop company reports to be used in selection panels. Items under consideration include the specific business model, growth potential, innovation, financial statements, team, and corporate governance.
  • Prepare and train candidates for the selection panels, ensuring an adequate use and understanding of the selection process. Facilitate selection panel sessions.
  • Collaborate with the Entrepreneur Selection and Growth teams of Endeavor offices globally, looking to share best practices in the pre and post selection processes in order to guarantee optimal results.
  • Participate in national and international events.

Acceleration of entrepreneur impact through Endeavor services.

  • Deliver services to chosen entrepreneurs, defining priorities based on their needs and requirements.
  • Continuously monitor companies striving to attain planned services, entrepreneur satisfaction, and entrepreneur engagement to keep them active within Endeavor’s network.
  • Support coordination of the mentor network and recruit junior mentors. Manage mentor onboarding experience and mentor communication, with an understanding of mentor usage and the added value they can provide.
  • Facilitate productive advisory board meetings.
  • Coordinate Endeavor Global projects with the New York team, including hosting international professionals to work with Endeavor Entrepreneurs, developing and elaborating Entrepreneur Services guidelines around the world and implementing new programs.
  • Organize and coordinate events and workshops in diverse areas of interest for Endeavor Entrepreneurs.
  • Perform collection and analysis of annual metrics and other indicators to measure Endeavor’s impact on its entrepreneurs.
  • Suggest and develop new services for entrepreneurs, and improve the value proposition of services for entrepreneurs.
  • Develop and build on strategic partnerships that drive office sustainability and enhance entrepreneur service delivery.

At the end of the fellowship period, the fellow will have a great basis and understanding of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in East Africa and have the ability to be potentially seconded to an entrepreneur company to work on specific projects.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya (Can be remote)

Period: 6-12 months (Expected start date – August)


  • Willing and eager to learn
  • Organized and able to work independently
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Superior interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English
  • Highly motivated, creative, flexible, and able to balance multiple priorities
  • Have knowledge and interest in the start-up, economic, business, and entrepreneurial climate in Kenya
  • University degree with 5+ years’ experience in banking, investment or consulting or; MBA graduates looking to take a gap year


  • Access to high-impact entrepreneurs and corporate executives in East Africa.
  • Work side by side with local team members who have garnered experience in private equity, venture capital investing, portfolio management, business strategies, market know -how and entrepreneurship across Africa
  • Practical Experience : The unique responsibilities and project work associated with the fellowship program will help you develop the skills and experience required to work in a real job in venture firms or entrepreneurship organizations. This will be a great opportunity for an individual interested in gaining new skills and gaining exposure in the entrepreneurship ecosystem
  • Develop Cultural Competency & Awareness : The fellow will gain exposure to different cultures and socio-economic values around the world by working with colleagues and entrepreneurs from 37 markets across the globe.
  • Grow Leadership Skills : The fellowship program will allow the fellow to take on leadership roles, handling their own projects and working independently with the team members and thus developing their leadership skills

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