Visa and Bridge for Billions’ Small Business Mentorship Program

We empower women entrepreneurs to grow their business ideas. 

Program Description

The program offers a structured online curriculum and active learning pedagogy to help you get clarity on the fundamentals of your business, review your business model, define your financial projections, create a growth plan for your venture, and much more.

After the program, you will be able to download your own venture’s executive summary that you can use to pitch your business in competitions or seek support, financial or otherwise.

If you are selected, you will be paired with a professional from Visa who will meet with you weekly, review materials, and think through challenges with you.

Why participate?

Step by step learning and development

Follow a structured model that provides you with discipline as you build your social business.

Personalized mentoring

Receive support from a professional from Visa to ideate, challenge, and validate your project while you advance in key aspects of your business.

Global entrepreneurship community

Connect with other social entrepreneurs and mentors with similar goals, to connect, learn and share experiences.

Methodology and structure

Develop new entrepreneurial skills with a methodology, which will help you structure your ideas and define the start of your business project while making sure your solution fits the market.

Flexibility and accessibility

Our program is fully online and 100% flexible. Work from wherever you want, choosing the time that best suits you to move forward.

Exclusive perks

Access to expert masterclasses + more than 30K in discounts on HubSpot, Amazon WS, Google Suite, MailJet, or IBM, among others.

Who we are looking for entrepreneurs that:

Apply before September 5, 2022!

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And now… What?

September 5
September 5

Apply to the program

Tell us more about you and your start-up by applying below. Our team will assess your selection into the program. 

Apply now >

September 10
September 10

Announcement of selected candidates

We will review all the applications and we will select 120 start-ups to participate in this edition of the program.

September 19
September 19

Attend to the onboarding session

If selected, you will be invited to an onboarding to the program and session on how to select your mentor, how to use the incubation platform, its methodology and much more. 

From October to late January
From October to late January

Online Incubation Program

Start the structured online incubation with weekly activities and mentorship sessions. You will have 3.5 months to complete the full Bridge for Billions incubation cycle and obtain your final Business Plan in PDF format.

The best methodology

Entrepreneurship is a chaotic process by nature. That’s why Bridge for Billions’ methodology is based on a structured, hands-on learning approach. As an entrepreneur, you will be developing a business plan from scratch while being surrounded by a supportive community: mentors, fellow social entrepreneurs, and an incubation team. 

The 8 online business tools will allow you to experiment, research and document your ideas step by step so that at the end of the program you can download your own executive summary in PDF and above all, be confident that you are building a viable social business. 

Ready to start?

Questions about the program?

The more time you’re able to put in, the better the results! We’ve structured the program so that you should be able to complete all activities within 6 to 8 hours per week (including a 1h video call with your mentor), but there are always opportunities for you to go deeper and spend more time on each stage to significantly develop and validate your ideas. If you can’t commit to at least 6 hours per week over 3.5 months, this probably isn’t the program for you. You can also divide some of the work with other people on your team (if any).

You will need to be able to use a laptop or desktop computer (not tablet or smartphone) and preferably one of these browsers: Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox. We expect you to have a strong, reliable internet connection both for your online work on the platform and to participate in the mentors calls via video conference.

Bridge for Billions and Visa have partnered with the goal of bringing high-quality entrepreneurial support to Saudi Arabian women entrepreneurs.
We believe that only by providing this program at no cost, we are truly supporting you to unleash your potential and create your solution.

Of course! Our program was made for collaboration with your entire team. You can easily invite your teammates to join your project and seamlessly collaborate on its development. You can work at the same time as a teammate, but note, however, that our platform does not allow for live collaboration as with google docs – you will only see a teammates edits after refreshing the page and you should be careful not to “override” one another’s inputs.

We hope that our reputation speaks for itself on this topic. We treat your application & program data as confidential information. They are protected by our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy, and your mentor will also sign a Mentorship Agreement that includes a confidentiality clause.

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