Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Apply?
Applying for the ACT Entrepreneurship Program is very simple! All you need to do is sign up below and we will email you when applications are now being accepted so you can apply.
Is there a cost associated with the ACT program?
Each participant of the program will have to pay a total fee of US$10.00 which can be paid via Ecocash. The Ecocash number will be provided upon acceptance into the program.
Does ACT provide room & board?
ACT will provide lunch on each day of the program, but will not provide dinner nor lodging. However, we can recommend the Small World Lodge which is very close to the teaching venue http://smallworldlodge.com/, and where ACT has secured preferential rates. Just mention that you are participating in the ACT program when making your booking.
What if i already have a business idea?
Innovation is a process of iteration, and if there is a business idea that you are passionate about you can of course develop it during the training program if that is what you desire. If you prefer not to develop your business idea during the training program, you can choose to submit it to the ACT team for review after having successfully completed the training.
What if I already have a team I wish to work with?
Students are accepted into the ACT program on an individual basis. Therefore, while you are welcome to invite your teammates and friends to apply, there is no guarantee that they will be admitted into the program. Participants are selected based on the quality of their individual applications.
Where will the ACT classes take place?
The ACT sessions usually take place at the Udugu Institute, 42 Harvey Brown Avenue, Milton Park, Harare. However, in 2018 the program will be taking place in Bulawayo. For those coming from out of town part of your travel costs will be covered.
Will I receive a certificate or diploma upon completion of the program?
You will receive a certificate of participation after completion of the program but the ACT program is not an accredited educational program, and therefore will not earn any university credits.
What if I develop intellectual property during the training program?
If you have any concerns or questions about any ideas developed during the program please take note of the following:
- Any idea, product, or business model that is developed during the 3 week training program belongs to everyone (Open IP environment).
- Any IP that is developed by an alumnus and his/her team during the post program mentorship belongs to the alumnus and his/her team.