Role: Innovation Fellowship (Open application)

Who we are:

Impact Africa Network is a unique venture-building conglomerate that brings together a non-profit startup studio, a venture capital fund, a coworking campus, and a portfolio of both homegrown and external startups. We are Changing the African Narrative by empowering young talented Africans to actively participate in the digital transformation of Africa as creators and owners.

About the Innovation Fellowship Program:

We offer a unique 12-month innovation fellowship program for college graduates to work on well-vetted ideas with like-minded peers under the guidance of an experienced leadership team and mentor network with the goal to expand entrepreneur capacity while developing fundamentally sound early-stage startups.

This is a full-time on-site (Launchpad Innovation Campus) and an ideal opportunity to develop relevant professional skills, gain innovation & leadership experience, and the chance to be part of a startup founding team (from ideation to launch).

Applicants can work in either of the following areas (list not exhaustible);

  • Product development.
  • Designers (Graphic, UI/UX)
  • Research & Analysts (Finance, Market, product etc.)
  • Program management
  • Marketing & Storytelling
  • Sales/Business Development
  • Community & fundraising
  • Customer Success
  • Operations (Finance, HR, Admin)

Who it is for:

Exceptional recent graduates ready to work in a fast paced start up ecosystem and have;

  • A bachelor's degree in the related field of interest.
  • Strong analytical and research skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • A high level of creativity with an eye for innovation and exceptional problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work independently (owner) and as part of a team.
  • Good interpersonal skills, cultural awareness, and sensitivity to working with people from diverse backgrounds and fast paced environment.
  • Ability to identify business opportunities and develop viable business models.

What you will get

  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic startup ecosystem & becoming a creator & an owner
  • Global Networking opportunity; Fireside chats, Mentor Network
  • Gamified learning and development program; from mental models to masterclasses.
  • Unique skillsets and mindset shift - Innovation leaders
  • Friendly workspace set up (Launchpad Innovation Campus)
  • Monthly stipend plus career progression

Our organization is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all the staff.

If you are excited about becoming an innovation leader and developing your entreprenural skills, we would love to hear from you!