Rollo Business Simulation Program For Young African Entrepreneurs

Rollo Business Simulation Program For Young African Entrepreneurs

Today, we have posted a simulation program for young African entrepreneurs.

Rollo is a business simulation program devoted to moving and supporting small African enterprises confronting difficulties after the COVID-19 outbreak. It is made out of three concentrated simulation days in which enterprises figure out how to oversee and operate in a competitive environment within various market outlooks.

Who is eligible?

African SMEs

  • African small companies that have been affected by COVID-19.
  • Company represented by a team of 3 participants.
  • Between the ages 20-45.
  • Who run a small business (less than 10 employees) for more than a year.


  • Companies must be based in one of the 5 following countries:
    Cameroon, Egypt, Senegal, Sudan and Zimbabwe.

Formal or Informal Business

  • Both registered or unregistered businesses are invited to apply.

Diverse Team

  • Priority goes to teams which have diverse participants, and/or demonstrate inclusivity of minorities or marginalized groups are preferred.
  • Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Diaspora led Businesses are encouraged to apply.

How Does Rollo Work?

Selected participants will actively engage in a 3 days intensive bootcamp based on a real life Business Case where each team is challenged by other teams.

  1. Call For Applications
  • Eligible African enterprises can apply online for the program.

2. Selection Phase

  • In each country, Rollo selects 24 eligible teams (72 participants).

3. Rollo Associates

  • In each country, Rollo will conduct 2 bootcamps. Top Enterprise in each bootcamp will then advance to Rollo Masters.

4. Rollo Masters

  • Best performing enterprises advance to Rollo Masters where they showcase their results and achievements in front of leading African business leaders, experts, investors and government representatives.

Deadline: October 29, 2020


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