Alibaba Launches New Edition of Netpreneur Training Program for Africa


HANGZHOU, China, October 11, 2022/ – Alibaba Global Initiatives (AGI), a career training arm of the Alibaba Group, has registered the second class of over 360 African entrepreneurs for its Alibaba Netpreneur training program during a virtual opening ceremony with the support of the Africa’s Business Heroes competition, a philanthropic initiative that aims to support and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs.

Scheduled to run from today until November 10, the training aims to provide entrepreneurs and business leaders from different sectors with concrete and actionable steps they can take to advance in the digital economy.

Its launch comes after the success of the inaugural promotion, which graduated 70 African participants last October.

Following a rigorous selection process, final candidates from across the African continent will embark on a series of online courses where they will delve into approaches to harnessing technology to grow their businesses within the local economy. .

All participants are the founders of their respective start-ups from sectors such as agriculture, education, information and communication technology (ICT) and commerce.

“We are excited to be able to continue advancing our vision of sharing the positive impact of the digital economy with entrepreneurs and enrolling our second cohort of African participants. As businesses use online channels to keep their business afloat during the pandemic, digitalization is no longer a foreign concept to consumers and entrepreneurs. We hope this edition of our Alibaba Netpreneur training will help African entrepreneurs develop savvy, long-term digital strategies that open up more opportunities for them,” said Dan Liu, Senior Advisor at Alibaba Global Initiatives.

The Alibaba Netpreneur training program is delivered online in English by certified Alibaba trainers and business leaders who have experience running their own digital businesses successfully. Participants can deepen their knowledge and understanding of:

China’s digital economy and the latest trends and practices shaping its development, the journey of some traditional companies that have achieved digital transformation, and the evolution of Alibaba’s business, including the role of digital technology in supporting the growth of businesses in its ecosystem.

Others include; Frameworks and approaches to building a successful and innovative business in today’s digital world and participants who complete the program will receive an e-certificate and be eligible to join the AGI Entrepreneur Community.

The community includes a diverse mix of passionate and successful like-minded entrepreneurs, and offers unparalleled opportunities for networking, collaboration, and learning.

The best participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a one-week offline immersion program at Alibaba’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China, subject to meeting the criteria for the online course.

The Alibaba Netpreneur training program was first introduced in 2019 and has successfully trained nearly 1,500 entrepreneurs in Africa, Europe, Latin America, and South and Southeast Asia since its inception.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Alibaba Group.

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