Our Selection process – how it works

Our selection process has been designed to select for the companies with the biggest growth potential. We select businesses belong in any of the key economic sectors and have the potential to grow through increased staffing, 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  Selection Process  Deadline Description
Phase 1 Submission of Detailed Application Form  Sunday 7th March 2021  We screen for alignment to the sectors and business operations, business growth potential and illustrated examples of your suitability to the programme.
Phase 2 Screening Interviews Week of March 15th 2021 Successful applicants from Phase 1, would be invited to an online screening interview 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 9-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:

Programme Phase Timeline
Master Classes April – June 2021
Life & Business Coaching April – August 2021
Consultancy Period June – October 2021
Partner and Investment Preparation August – October 2021
Graduation November 2021

Check out our FAQs for full details.