The Victorious Companies Initiative under SIVIO Institute aims to empower business leaders to leverage opportunities presented to them by creating strong mentoring and support structures through training in business skills, opportunity identification and problem-solving.
Applicants should have already begun operations, but their business entities should be a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 3 years old. The entities should be applying innovative means in exploring opportunities to create sustainable and profitable ventures. At the end of the training, entrepreneurs will receive mentoring from experienced industry leaders to enable them to scale-up their businesses.
This pilot program has been designed to initially select applicants from around Zimbabwe. Selected applicants will be judged on the innovation, feasibility, scale-up potential (i.e. the growth potential) and the problem-solving capacity of the business ideas. Applications are invited from across the industry spectrum.
- Be above 18 years of age
- Must have access to a reliable internet connection and a personal computer
- Available to meet a mentor once a week for 3 to 6 months post-training
- Willingness to travel for the course
- Must submit a one-page profile, business canvas model plan and a cashflow projection
- The applicant’s company must have been in business for a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of three years.
- The applicant’s company must be innovative with potential for growth and profit
- The applicant’s company should be operating from Zimbabwe
The course will be conducted in a blended learning approach with both online engagement and face to face contact with mentors and trainers over a maximum of 15 weeks.
What trainers are looking for in your application?
- Creativity and innovation in addressing social challenges
- Completed documents (one-page narrative of your business, completed Business Canvas Model and completed cashflow projections)
- Scale-up potential
- Entrepreneurial skills
What you stand to gain
- 3 to 6-months of mentorship from selected industry leaders
- Networking opportunities with new clients and potential funding partners
- Become part of a strong alumni of Zimbabwean entrepreneurs under the Victorious Companies’ banner
- Potential funding for selected entities to scale-up their businesses