Bolt Accelerator Program Advances to Next Phase

Ride-hailing platform Bolt has today announced the selection of the top 120 participants for its Accelerator Program in Kenya.

Following a rigorous evaluation process, these individuals have distinguished themselves with their innovative ideas and commitment to shaping sustainable transportation solutions.

Caroline Wanjihia, Bolt’s Regional Director of Rides for Africa, said: “We are pleased to unveil the selection of the 120 exceptional individuals who will commence the next phase of the accelerator program, which will involve mentorship and online business training in conjunction with one of the leading online training platforms, Alison. The great response we received from over 800 applicants underscores the ambition and talent within our driver community. As a company, we are not solely fostering business growth; we are also committed to empowering and creating greater opportunities for our key partners on our platform.”

With applications now closed, Bolt commences the next phase of the program – The Bolt Academy. The selected participants will undergo a comprehensive one-month online business training through the Bolt Academy in conjunction with Alison, a leading online training platform. Tailored to sharpen their entrepreneurial skills, this training will equip them with the necessary tools to seize future career opportunities.

The Participants will be trained in courses ranging from Digital Marketing to Leadership Skills, Project Management, Customer Relationship Management, Entrepreneurship and Communication Skills as it pertains to helping them sharpen their skills.

What is more, the top 20 participants will benefit from additional exclusive training sessions led by seasoned entrepreneurs and personalized mentoring sessions to further refine their ventures.

In collaboration with The Nest Innovation Technology Park, Bolt remains steadfast in providing a supportive ecosystem for the participants. Leveraging a network of experienced mentors, Bolt will guide participants through every stage of their entrepreneurial journey.

The program will culminate in the highly anticipated Business Pitch Day scheduled for July. Here, the top 20 business ideas will compete for seed funding of €2000 each, and the top ten business ideas will be selected to receive seed funding of €2000 each, accompanied by ongoing mentoring support to nurture their ventures to fruition.

This development expresses Bolt and The Nest’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship and sustainable urban mobility solutions within Kenya’s diverse communities.

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