Flame Tree Initiative

Social Entrepreneurship for African Development

The Flame Tree Initiative partners with African universities to foster scalable, socially minded businesses that accelerate regional change. We believe that training, mentoring and launching development enterprises - businesses that confront global development challenges – is a potent way to contribute to the new, innovative era in Africa.

 

Application Process Closed

Hello Flame Tree Followers,

Two months ago, we set out to fill 20 spots for our 2015 Development Entrepreneurship Lab. We had no idea exactly how well-received the program would be. After no small amount of work from our team, particularly from Jones Ntaukira, we received 85 applications in total!

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We are grateful for not only the high quality of applications received, but also the outpouring of support that has come from the community. It is obvious that we are in the right place, doing the right work. Malawi is full of promising entrepreneurs who are ready to take their skills and their big ideas to the next level. Innovation, creativity, and drive are consistent themes throughout these applications and we are excited to begin working with you all.

Acceptance emails will go out on by Friday. We are only regretful that we cannot accept more of you, but if we cannot take you this time, we do hope you'll reapply for future DELabs. There is a lot of talent and motivation in Malawi and we are excited to connect with all of you.

Until Next Time,

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