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Our Selection process – how it works
Our selection process has been designed to select for the companies with the biggest growth potential. We select for entrepreneurs whose businesses belong in any of the key economic sectors and have the potential to grow through job creation, increase in profit, improved production capacity and export of a product or service. Above all, entrepreneurs must be adaptable, coachable and eager to learn.
During each phase of the application process, we will filter successful applicants, towards the final goal of being selected for the Shell LiveWIRE Programme. At the close of each phase, we typically take about a week to review and process applications.
|Phase 1||Submission of Expression of Interest Form||Sunday 17th November 2019||Applicants submit basic candidate and business information. We screen for alignment to the sectors and business operations.|
|Phase 2||Submission of Detailed Application Form||Sunday 15th December 2019||Successful applicants from Phase 1 are invited to provide more information on their person and business including finances, supporting documentation and a pitch video. We screen for business growth potential and illustrated examples of your suitability to the programme.|
|Phase 3||Interviews||Week of January 7th 2020||Successful applicants from Phase 2, would be invited to make their pitch to a screening panel comprising Shell and Programme personnel. Candidates who are filtered out at this stage would be encouraged to apply to other YBTT entrepreneur support programmes.|
What to know before applying
Our application process is designed for us to better understand you, your business and its current growth potential.
The Shell LiveWIRE programme is an intensive 8-month programme, only entrepreneurs who are committed towards sacrificing time away from their business, in order to grow their business should apply.
Here’s a quick look at the Programme’s Timeline for a better understanding of how it works:
|Training Workshops and Master Classes||February – June 2020|
|Life & Business Coaching||February – July 2020|
|Demo & Pitch Practice and Coaching||March – August 2020|
Optional Consultancy Streams (Choose one only):
Financial Audit & Advisory
Branding and Packaging
|April – August 2020|
|Cohort Meet Up Networking Session||November 2020|
Check out our FAQs for full details.