Launching into E-commerce
A five-week self-paced training program that focuses on developing the mindset of a champion in the 21st century while teaching entrepreneurs about artificial intelligence, digital marketing, automation, and basic business practices. Participants learn to leverage the internet and technology to go from idea to market or gain traction in a pre-seed/seed stage business.
The program teaches the core values of SHIFT while focusing on helping entrepreneurs leverage technology to launch or expand an existing business. The program covers the five pillars of #TheSHIFTAppraoch in five weeks.
Week 1: Save Your Money
Week 2: Help Your Family
Week 3: Imagine Your Goals
Week 4: Follow Directions
Week 5: Think Accurately
"Enterprisers" earn micro credentials at the end of the training.
Launching into E-Commerce is most suited for serious minded young adults between the age of 21-40 who simply need a push to continue their entrepreneurial path.
Recent college graduates who have studied business, entrepreneurship, or related fields and have a desire to start their own business in East Africa.
Professionals who have 3+ years of work experience with entrepreneurial aspirations and are looking for support in launching their own business.
After successful completion of the program, Enterprisers join the SHIFT Family by where Enterprisers work collaboratively lending each other services to launch or expand their businesses using the internet.
From October 2021 to December 2022 SHIFT Enterprise Academy successfully launched a virtual pilot program, “Launching into E-Commerce” featuring young ambitious minds from eight African nations. The pilot program aided in creativity, growth mindset development and strategic business planning through #TheSHIFTApproach curriculum. The program received 75 unique applicants for three quarterly cohorts. Ultimately 37 founders known as “Enterprisers” were accepted and trained.