Fellowship Programme for Aspiring Filipino Entrepreneurs in Dubai – Philippine Business Council Dubai
Vanguards of Filipino entrepreneurship in the Emirates, the Philippine Business Council of Dubai and the Northern Emirates has recently launched another signature programme – the PBC Fellowship in partnership with LBC. Held under the auspices of the Philippine Consulate General – Dubai, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), PBC Fellowship is an 8-month programme designed for Filipinos who are interested in starting a business in the United Arab Emirates.
It is a development and empowerment course for overseas Filipinos to transition from employees to entrepreneurs. The scope of the programme will run from business conception to operations, through to expansion. The programme is transformational, experiential, and highly interactive designed to ensure quality results for the participants.
The fellowship will run for 8 months, starting on April 5th until October 25th which is the Final Business Plan Presentation. There will be 14 learning sessions facilitated by industry experts every other Friday, starting April 5th. The courses are strategically scheduled to evaluate the previous session and prepare for the next one. Each session is from 10 AM to 5 PM and will be composed of 2 sections – lecture/theoretical approach in the morning and workshop/case studies in the afternoon.
A final business plan is required to be presented to graduate in the programme. From all the presentations, 1 winning business plan will be selected to receive a start-up grant worth 30,000 AED from LBC. In addition, LBC will continue to provide up to 20,000AED worth of front, and back-end business and logistics support help the business in its first year.
Filipino citizen, 21 years old and above
With a valid residence or employment visa
Basic proficiency in English and computer skills
Intention to stay in the UAE in the next 3 years
Only 50 participants will be selected to join the programme. There will be a scheduled panel interview to assess the commitment of the applicants.