“Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many have lost their jobs and are now living in an uncertain world. I have decided to start the Savvy Fellowship, to equip passionate individuals with the necessary knowledge and skill they need to start their own impact-driven business and succeed as entrepreneurs,” said Chidi Nwaogu, Co-founder of Savvy and author of the Dear Entrepreneur book series.
Savvy fellowship aims to impact over 10,000 professionals within ten years, serial tech entrepreneur and software developer. The program is built for those who want to build their own impact-driven business but don’t know how to, or for those who own an early-stage business and want to grow and scale their impact into new markets or verticals.
The duration of the program is 12 weeks which consists of e-learning, assessment and mentorship. The individuals learn everything from ideation to venture-scaling. After going through the 12-week program, the participants will receive a Certificate of Completion to proudly share with their professional network.
So far, the program has received nearly 17,000 applications and has selected over 1,800 Global Fellows from 91 countries from around the world. With the assistance of Savvy mentorship team (includes over 60 changemakers from 20 countries) fellowships learn all about ‘understanding their customer’, ‘building a product or service that effectively solves their key challenges’, and ‘effectively positioning their solution in the market.’
Fellows will also have an opportunity of testing their understanding by taking weekly multiple-choice quizzes. They will use the weekly assessments to identify their strengths and weaknesses and work on improving their areas of weaknesses.
The participants are also mentored by entrepreneurs who have built post-revenue businesses in diverse sectors, which is a great way to have a better understanding of their industry. Additionally, Savvy also runs a peer-to-peer mentorship program that helps fellows learn from each other, as they ask questions, and have other fellows help answer them.