ACT in Africa (ACT), which was founded in 2013, is an organization based in Zimbabwe whose aim is to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem to catalyze economic development and fight unemployment. Every year ACT delivers an entrepreneurship program in the form of a two-week intensive course centered around design thinking that sensitises and exposes young Zimbabweans to entrepreneurial principles, from ideation to customer validation and commercialization of a product or service.
The program’s curriculum was developed over two years by Henri Lambert, a venture capital investor based in London, in collaboration with the Berkeley Haas School of Business’ International Business Development Program, and was successfully delivered at Africa University and the University of Zimbabwe in 2014 and 2015, and at the Udugu Institute to a broader audience in 2016.
ACT is looking to offer internship placements for four Harvard students for a period of 8 – 12 weeks during the summer of 2017.
Interns would have the following responsibilities:
- Assist in further developing the Entrepreneurship curriculum material.
- Facilitate and teach the 2-week Entrepreneurship Course over the 8 – 12 week period.
- Mentor the program participants and Alumni in developing their businesses.