Apply: Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowship

Deadline: 04 December, 2023

Queen’s University, Canada, has announced a call for applications for the 2024 Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowship on Entrepreneurship.

The eight-month fellowship is designed to develop the exceptional entrepreneurial skillset and mindset of leaders to drive social and financial impact.


  • Fellows will receive a stipend of $500 CAD
  • Opportunities to pitch for prizes of up to $15,000 CAD in the pitch competition at the end of the programme
  • Opportunities to travel to the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre to build lasting connections
  • Liaise with mentors and speakers leading innovation and entrepreneurship in North America
  • Access a global network of Queen’s entrepreneurial alumni
  • Join a cohort of thousands of like-minded students and recent grads from across Africa
  • Fellows are matched to industry leaders and entrepreneurs in the final phase of the programme
  • Live workshops on marketing, goal setting, and recruiting are held throughout the programme
  • Earn micro-credentials on entrepreneurship awarded by Queen’s University for successful completion of the courses


  • Open to students and recent graduates from all academic disciplines and any African post-secondary institution
  • Participants must be committed to developing their entrepreneurial mindset and taking advantage of the resources provided to develop their own enterprises

To apply and for more information, click here.

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