Global Entrepreneurship Congress & Study Tour Scholarship



Deadline    : 29 December,2016

Location     : South Africa and Kenya

Duration     : 11-22 March,2017

Type             : Fully funded


The Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2017 (GEC) will bring together thousands of startup ecosystem actors from all over 160 countries at Johannesburg, South Africa. Global Entrepreneurship Network in Myanmar (GEN Myanmar) is leading a delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress & Study Tour in South Africa and Kenya on 11-22 March 2017. Genius Shan Highlands Coffee is an award winning social enterprise. Genius Coffee is generously offering a full scholarship to a deserving person who could not otherwise afford to join the delegation.


The scholarship is open to all Myanmar nationals who meet the following criteria:

– 18+ years old
– proficient in English language (speaking, listening, reading, writing)
– holds a valid passport with minimum 2 blank pages
– able to commit to the full program and itinerary above

Women, ethnic minorities and people living in rural areas are encouraged to apply, and will receive special consideration.

Selection Criteria

– The scholarship is NOT a competition.

– The scholarship will be awarded to an entrepreneur, startup employee, mentor, investor or policy maker who meets the following attributes:

a. a leader or active member of the startup community in Myanmar
b. able to share lessons learned with the startup community in Myanmar
c. able to build connections with startup communities in other countries
d. complements others to create a well-rounded delegation

Scholarship and Benefits

The scholarship covers the cost of the program, including all flights (domestic & international), local transportation, lodging and meals.

– It does not cover the cost of extra activities (sight-seeing, going out), visas, travel and health insurance, or vaccines.

For more information and to apply, Click Here.