Balloon Fellowship

Work with ambitious entrepreneurs this summer to grow businesses that change lives.

Want to go to Kenya, Ghana, Uganda or the Philippines to join forces with budding entrepreneurs and make a big difference to local communities?

Balloon Fellowship

Do you want to work with entrepreneurs in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana or the Philippines?

The Balloon Fellowship is a pioneering programme that brings enterprise to Africa and Asia to create jobs, tackle poverty and bring about positive change.

Each summer we invite ten outstanding students to take part. You get a chance to learn about enterprise, work with and help train your counterparts to start businesses, and help them pitch for investment.

The six-week project includes a week of intensive entrepreneurship and innovation training, followed by collaborating with local entrepreneurs to start businesses that address issues in their local communities. Finally, work with them to pitch for the investment that will kickstart their businesses.

How to apply

You can find out much more on the Balloon Fellowship website. You need to apply online by filling out the short application form. The best applicants will then be invited to interview.

The application deadline is 5pm Friday 29th April 2016

Programme Dates

In 2016 there will be 7 programmes across 4 countries.

  • Kenya 22nd June - 3rd August 2016
  • Ghana 22nd June - 3rd August 2016
  • Uganda 16th July - 28th August 2016
  • Philippines 16th July - 28th August 2016
  • Kenya 6th August - 17th September 2016
  • Ghana 6th August - 17th September 2016
  • Uganda 6th August - 17th September 2016

The fee for the programme is £1995 (which includes accommodation, meals, insurance, in-country transport and more). In additional you will need to cover the cost of return flights.