The second cohort of more than 360 African entrepreneurs has been enrolled in the Alibaba Netpreneur Training program by Alibaba Global Initiatives (AGI), a professional training division of the Alibaba Group.
Since its debut in 2019, the Alibaba Netpreneur Training Programme has successfully taught close to 1,500 entrepreneurs across South and Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
The seminar, which will continue through November 10 and target entrepreneurs and company executives from a variety of industries, aims to provide them with practical and doable actions they can take to grow in the digital economy. Its debut follows the initial class’s accomplishments, which included 70 African participants who graduated last October.
After a thorough screening procedure, the selected applicants from all around Africa will start a series of online workshops where they will learn how to use technology to expand their enterprises within the local market. All participants are the founders of their own firms in fields including trade, information & communication technology (ICT), education, and agriculture.
“We are delighted to be able to continue advancing our vision of sharing the positive impact of the digital economy with entrepreneurs and enrolling our second cohort of African participants. With companies taking to online channels to keep their business afloat during the pandemic, digitalisation is no longer a foreign concept to consumers and entrepreneurs. We hope this edition of our Alibaba Netpreneur Training will help entrepreneurs in Africa develop long-term, savvy digital strategies that will open up more opportunities for them,” said Dan Liu, senior adviser at Alibaba Global Initiatives.