JASIRI selects, develops and invests in high-potential aspiring entrepreneurs.


JASIRI programs take participants from idea generation to venture creation. We introduce entrepreneurship development programs at two stages of the entrepreneurial journey:

  • A pre-business Talent Investor for aspiring entrepreneurs who are interested in learning about Market-Creating Innovations and the process of ideation, validation, prototyping, and venture creation through its Talent Investor.
  • An Accelerator for existing Market-Creating Innovations. The Talent Investor is a fully-funded one-year program that supports aspiring entrepreneurs to find equally ambitious co-founders, while the Accelerator invests in and provides support to businesses that have found product-market fit for a Market-Creating Innovation.

The following section provides a detailed overview of the Talent Investor
(Note: The Accelerator will launch shortly)


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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