Savvy, the global virtual Fellowship program designed for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs around the world, to support and accelerate their entrepreneurial growth, has expanded its 12-week learning curriculum to include 10 Business Communications modules—taking the entire learning duration to 22 weeks.
“In order to effectively and successfully run a profitable and innovative business, an entrepreneur needs to develop and enhance his or her business communication skills—both non-verbal and verbal. With excellent business communication skills, an entrepreneur is capable of communicating with investors, employees, and customers, skillfully and effectively,” says Chidi Nwaogu, co-founder at Savvy.
“With our initial 12-week learning curriculum, Savvy Fellows learned how to fundraise, build the right team, create buzz around their solution, achieve product-market fit, scale into new markets and verticals, and build customer loyalty. But with our additional business communications modules, Savvy Fellows will learn how to build positive relationships with employees, strengthen bonds with industry stakeholders, and establish a connection with other businesses.
“This curriculum expansion is simply us delivering on our promise to Savvy Fellows that they will find the Savvy platform useful Post-Fellowship. These new modules can be found under the Post-Fellowship tab on the Savvy e-learning platform. They are completely optional and not required to receive a Certificate of Completion.”
According to the UN’s International Labour Organization, 225 million jobs were lost worldwide in 2020 alone, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Savvy is reducing this global unemployment as a result of the pandemic, by equipping these recently unemployed individuals with the necessary knowledge, skills, tools, resources, support, and community that they need to become successful self-employed individuals.
Available in 104 languages, the Savvy program has received 51,361 applications from around the world, from which 4,182 participants from 137 countries have been selected to take part in the program. Very recently, the program was awarded The Roddenberry Foundation Catalyst grant of $15,000 to further improve its work and scale across the globe.