Use your expertise to mentor young entrepreneurs from Gambia in the YEP & KMC Mayor COVID-19 Challenge

What is the YEP & KMC Mayor COVID-19 Challenge?

YEP has set up a million Gambian Dalasis (c. 20,000 USD) fund to sponsor solutions that can help overcome difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund will be awarded to innovative young entrepreneurs with smart and effective business solutions that tackle socio-economic challenges caused by COVID-19 and help the Gambian economy adapt and recover.  The entrepreneurial solutions/ideas should tackle socio economic challenges affecting Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) due to COVID- 19, specifically:

  • Market distortions and closure of non- essential shops;
  • Reduction in public transportation revenue due to less passenger allowed;
  • Learning disruptions due to closure of schools.

Become a startup mentor

Become a Mentor in Gambia

Make impact from the comfort of your home this year!

Bridge for Billions is joining forces with YEP Gambia and other partners to offer a digital programme supporting innovative solutions to the COVID 19 crises.

If selected as mentor, you’ll undergo a training and access best-in-class tools to be the guide of one of the teams of entrepreneurs all along the incubation programme.

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Why participate?

Meet young innovators

Connect with innovative impact startups based on your interests and expertise, and chose one to mentor for 1 month!

Learn while Doing

Bridge for Billions' entrepreneurship methodology will facilitate your role as mentor, it's already supported 1000+ founders globally.

Expand your Network

Join a network of 700+ professionals who also became mentors and share your passion for impact and innovation, connect and learn from them.

Anytime, Anywhere

Mentor from anywhere at any time through our online platform that will guide both the entrepreneur and you step by step and provides a video room.

Refine your Skills

As mentor, you will be provided training and the same tools as entrepreneurs, which have proven to increase the mentorships' quality.

Be a Part of the Change

Help brave entrepreneurs who are tackling the toughest societal issues of our time and need guidance and a fresh perspective to make it happen!

The platform at a glance

It offers a gamified and step by step experience that allows entrepreneurs to create their business plans and structure their model. Far from theory, the pedagogy pushes early-stage founders to formulate their ideas and answer the tough questions. It invites them to “get out there”, talk to people, research, and validate their ideas. As a mentor, you’re here every week to challenge assumptions, double check and support.

Become a Mentor in Gambia
Become a Mentor in Gambia

Skills you'll learn by becoming a mentor

✅ Leadership

✅ Empathy

✅ Collaboration Skills

✅ Awareness of Social Issues

 

✅ Entrepreneurial Spirit

✅ Innovation-based Methodologies

✅ Communication

✅ Open-mindedness

Programme Timeline

1
Apply to participate

Tell us more about you and your motivation to become a mentor by applying below.

2
Results & Onbarding to the platform

If selected, you will be invited to an onboarding to the programme, how to find your mentee, how to use the incubation platform, its methodology and much more.

3
Matching Phase: find your mentee!

The first step will be about finding your mentee. You'll have a chance to meet the entrepreneurs and choose who you'd like to work with. You will sign a Mentorship Agreement to guarantee commitment on both ends.

4
Online Incubation Programme

Start the structured online incubation with weekly activities and mentorship sessions. Your mentee will have 1 month to complete the full Bridge for Billions incubation cycle and obtain a final Business Plan in PDF format, validated by you.

Ready to start?