UPG Biashara


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.

Congratulations to the Class of 2022! Achievements and ongoing objectives
Certified 350 UPG Biashara Entrepreneurs who completed an intensive Learning Journey
58% Male, 42% Female 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


 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.

The Diamonds Do Good® Entrepreneurship 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.

Selected Dates In the #UPGBiashara Timeline

1 October 2022

Applications Open for the Class of 2022 of UPGBiashara Entrepreneurs

31 December 2022

Applications CLOSE for the Class of 2022 of UPGBiashara Entrepreneurs

15 January 2023

Applications Deadline Extension for the Class of 2022 of UPGBiashara Entrepreneurs

31 January 2023

Applicants are notified of the Selection for the Class of 2023

15 February 2023

The #UPGBiashara Journey begins

30 March 2023

Conclusion of the #UPGBiashara Learning Journey

1 May 2023

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

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