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UPG Biashara is an initiative that supports entrepreneurs in their journey to turn ideas into businesses. This includes growing and strengthening existing enterprises. Biashara is a Kiswahili word for “business” and it emphasizes the fact that with this initiative UPG is supporting entrepreneurs and all those looking to create impact through business.

Biashara is a Kiswahili word for “business” and it emphasizes the fact that with this initiative UPG is supporting entrepreneurs and all those looking to create impact through business.

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#UPG Biashara Commencement Ceremony

Countdown to Commencement Event Date for UPG Biashara Class of 2024.
Congratulations to The Class of 2023!

THANK YOU!

The #UPGBiashara Learning Journey is complete and the numbers are impactful.Thank you to everyone who made this possible from visionary partners and collaborators to an inspiring Class of #UPGBiashara Entrepreneurs

Achievements and ongoing objectives

  • Certified 350+ UPG Biashara Entrepreneurs who completed an intensive Learning Journey – 2023
  • 65.6% Male, 34.1% Female and 0.3% Non-Binary from 52 countries and territories across all world regions
  • Ongoing support for entrepreneurs with the Action Journey
  • Providing financial support to entrepreneurs ranging from USD 5,000 to USD 20,000

Selected Dates In The #UPG Biashara Timeline

1 September 2024

Applications Open for the Class of 2025 of UPGBiashara Candidates.

31 December 2024

Applications Deadline for the Class of 2025 of UPGBiashara Candidates coming soon.

9 February 2024

Applicants are notified of the
Selection for the Class of 2024

12 February 2024

Orientation begins for #UPGBiashara

16 February 2024

Orientation ends for #UPGBiashara

19 February 2024

The #UPGBiashara Journey begins

2 April 2024

Conclusion of the #UPGBiashara Learning Journey

3 April 2024

Beginning for the #UPGBiashara Action Journey, including: events, mentorship, grants and more.

UPG Biashara Entrepreneurship Grant

These Grants are available for all Certified UPG Biashara Entrepreneurs.

The Diamonds Do Good® Entrepreneurship Grant

Application is currently ongoing. Only UPG Biashara Entrepreneurs are eligible to apply and WIN the Grant.

The Diamonds Do Good® Entrepreneurship Grant is a USD 100,000 partnership between Diamonds Do Good® and United People Global that provides financial support and business expertise to promising entrepreneurs. The grant sizes range between USD 5,000 and USD 20,000. The 2022 Diamonds Do Good® Entrepreneurship Grant will be won by entrepreneurs from diamond-producing countries in southern Africa.

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Prince Adebajo Babington-Ashaye Business Grant

Prince Adebajo Babington-Ashaye Business Grant was established to provide vital financial resources to turn their ideas into reality. The Grant is established in honour of the Late Prince Adebajo Abiodun Babington-Ashaye whose passion for and commitment to entrepreneurship saw him run a range of businesses during his career.

The Maxine’s Village Business Grant

The Maxine’s Village Business Grant honors the memory of Maxine Edelman, mother, world traveler, artist and collector. Her delight in the wide world was undiminished by age or infirmity. As her mobility declined and her own world shrank, she harnessed her creativity to bring the outside world into her own room.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is UPG Biashara initiative all about?

UPG Biashara is an initiative that supports entrepreneurs in their journey to turn ideas into businesses. This includes growing and strengthening existing enterprises.

How do I apply for the program?

You can apply by clicking this link: upglive.org/UPGBiashara and filling the application form where you will be asked some questions about yourself and you business.

Am I required to submit a video?

Yes, to make your application much stronger.

Who is eligible to apply?

* Anyone who is 18 and above.

* Applicants from all region across the globe.

* Applicants who have business ideas.

* Applicants who have established business or businesses.

* Applicants who do not have a business or a business idea but have strong motivation to becoming an entrepreneur.

What do I stand to gain from the program?

* Entrepreneurship skills from world class instructors across the globe.

* Network and support from a global community of entrepreneurs.

* Grant prizes support for your business growth ranging from USD 5000 to USD 20000.

* Mentorships from experts in the different business industry.

What language is required for the application?

We expect that all applicants should understand English. As English is the primary language we use in delivering our course structure.

Application is free but I was asked to pay a token while filling the application form?

The application/training is FREE. The payment is not compulsory. If you would like to contribute to the good causes UPG carry out through her diverse initiatives like the UPG Biashara and the UPG Sustainability, you are free to make payment.

Will I be disqualified from being selected into the program because I did not pay?

No, you wouldn’t. As long as you have a business or a business idea and you show strong motivation in your application.

Would there be any bonus for my application if I make payment?

Yes, you have a high chance of getting into the program if you pay.

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