Jasiri Talent Investor

Jasiri invests in East-African talent and start-ups at the early and high risk phases of a meaningful entrepreneurial journey. We introduce entrepreneurship development programs at two stages of the entrepreneurial journey:

  • JASIRI Talent Investor: identifies, selects and guides highly driven individuals who aspire to create ventures that target large unserved or underserved markets, and with the potential for high growth. It is a fully funded one-year program that will guide participants – known as Jasiri Fellows – to develop businesses from scratch; from idea generation, validation, prototyping, market entry and venture creation. Program participants known as ‘Jasiri Fellows’ receive coaching, funding through monthly stipends and milestone-based grants, business advisory and access to strategic networks or linkages. Find out more
  • JASIRI Growth Accelerator: The Accelerator invests in early stage, high potential startups that may still be too risky for commercial funders to back. The purpose of the accelerator is to de-risk a high potential startup in order to bridge this funding gap. Find out more
The JASIRI TALENT INVESTOR identifies, selects and invests in aspiring entrepreneurs with the potential to create high-impact businesses. This fully funded one-year program takes a long-term holistic approach to developing entrepreneurs by providing them with the time and space to identify Market-Creating Innovation and product-market fit. JASIRI takes a competency-based approach to selecting and developing entrepreneurs and the Talent Investor is designed with an understanding of the need for patient and holistic support that addresses the challenges and developmental needs of the entrepreneur. The Talent Investor seeks to ease systemic barriers that prevents the entrepreneur from progressing and supports entrepreneurs to focus on the process of venture creation throughout the program. The program is structured to remove barriers on an individual, team, business, and financial level.


The Talent Investor is a fully-funded world-class region specific program, that follows a competency-based approach to developing entrepreneurs. The program is designed around a essential programmatic activities and a framework that links defined outcomes or progress criteria with corresponding interventions (offerings) to mitigate systemic barriers that hinder the formation of new ventures. The program introduces selected Fellows to equally ambitious co-founders and ensures that co-founding teams are equipped with the competencies to identify and establish Market-Creating Innovations.

The Talent Investor is composed of 5 key stages:

  • Entrepreneurship Essentials
  • Team Formation
  • Prospecting
  • Validation
  • Venture Creation



Team Formation, Prospecting & Validation Kigali Residential

  • A Flight and/or transportation from current place of residence to Kigali will be provided for all selected participants.
  • Monthly stipend of $250.


Venture Creation

  • A Flight and transportation from Kigali to Nairobi will be provided to Founders choosing to establish their ventures in Kenya.
  • Monthly stipend of $1000.



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