FATE Volunteers are professional men and women who are experienced entrepreneurs and/or professional executives, with a passion for service to work and support the Foundation in various ways without the expectation of pay or other tangible gain.
Key Volunteering opportunities available at FATE include the following:
FATE Foundation through the FATE School of Entrepreneurship offers a practical and detailed curriculum covering a wide range of business knowledge and enterprise development topics for the FATE training programmes particularly the Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme (AEP), the Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme (EEP), the Special Entrepreneurial Programme (SEP), ScaleUp and other various courses and workshops. Since its inception in 2000, FATE has successfully run these programmes through the dedication of our volunteer Facilitators.
The FATE School Course Directors are Senior-level professionals and/or experienced entrepreneurs who collaborate with the FATE School team to ensure that the design and delivery of our Pre-Incubation and Owner-Manager programs enable the enrolled entrepreneurs to achieve their learning outcomes. They teach key sessions on business model, strategy planning and/or relevant sector/value chain topics while also providing group and one-on-one advisory support all through the program. They work with our team to ensure that their designated programs have the right mix of faculty and content and recommend reviews as required.
Entrepreneurs in Residence
The FATE School Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiR) are reputable and experienced entrepreneurs & owner managers who have built thriving businesses and are passionate about using their personal entrepreneurship journeys to provide knowledge, guidance and support to entrepreneurs within their assigned programs. The Entrepreneurs in Residence provide professional advice from their vast body of venture-building knowledge to help our entrepreneurs get practical and real-life insights while navigating challenges about what it takes to start, grow and scale a successful business.
The main purpose of the FATE Advisory session is to enhance the entrepreneur’s personal and professional development by exposing them to ‘more experienced’ entrepreneurs and professionals who provide knowledge and guidance in the form of advisory.
Our Mentor are experienced professionals and/or entrepreneurs who provide technical knowledge, support and guidance to entrepreneurs in our Incubation, Owner Manager & Accelerator programmes. In line with the mentoring goal of their assigned mentee, the Mentor provides handholding support in achieving their mentoring objectives. Through a matching process by the mentoring and program team, each Mentor will be matched with a suitable entrepreneur through a structured matching process.
Content on the FATE MSME Hub is made possible through the support of corporate and individual content partners who provide content support e.g. articles, videos, tools, templates, etc. on various Nigerian entrepreneurship-related topics.
Requirements for content contributor
- An interest in enterprise development.
- Have a minimum of 5 years of full-time enterprise development experience. OR Must be employed with a reputable company with at least 5 years of management experience.
- Have published works related to entrepreneurship or relevant business knowledge.
- Passionate about contributing knowledge to the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
General Requirement for All Volunteers
- Believe in FATE values (Relationship, Integrity, Service, and Excellence).
- Be willing to undergo a FATE train-the-trainer workshop at FATE.
- Be available for at least two (2) sessions (or 6 hours) per year.
- Provide a professional referral
- Be willing to facilitate pro-bono (at no cost)
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