Entrepreneurship can be taught.
The Foundation believes that past performance is a key indicator for future potential to succeed. From this premise, the Foundation offers opportunities for learners who not only display academic excellence but – more importantly – have shown that they have a natural aptitude for thinking entrepreneurially, thanks to their curiosity, creativity, empathy and drive for self-improvement; all elements which are integral to the entrepreneurial mindset.

Entrepreneurship can be taught.
The Foundation believes that past performance is a key indicator for future potential to succeed. From this premise, the Foundation offers opportunities for learners who not only display academic excellence but – more importantly – have shown that they have a natural aptitude for thinking entrepreneurially, thanks to their curiosity, creativity, empathy and drive for self-improvement; all elements which are integral to the entrepreneurial mindset.

Our Five Pillars

The Foundation believes that entrepreneurship can be taught. This is evident a recent study conducted by the Foundation where we interviewed 15,000 entrepreneurs and found 14 competencies that lead to entrepreneurial action. The study confirmed our belief that an entrepreneurial mindset can, in fact, be taught and that these entrepreneurial, behavioural competencies can be developed.

The Five Pillars have underpinned the Foundation’s ethos, objectives and programmes right from the beginning. The Pillars represent the values, mindsets, attitudes, characteristics and attributes the Foundation believes Fellows need to become the responsible entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

spirit of significance

A weight of personality that comes from living a life of passion and integrity. A recognition that personal satisfaction comes from empowering oneself in order to serve others.

intellectual imagination

Demonstrated by an established record of intellectual achievement; an ability to see the unseen, challenge the status quo and suggest that things could be done differently.

achievement excellence

The ongoing pursuit of excellence with a tangible and specific focus on setting goals. A motivation to make a difference and leave a mark.

personal initiative

A person who makes things happen and celebrates the satisfaction of bringing new things into being. Independent, proactive and self-starting.

courageous commitment

The courage of dedication to continue, realising that applying consistent commitment has a way of overcoming adversity. All applicants are expected to exhibit an entrepreneurial attitude and a belief in the future of their country.

spirit of significance

A weight of personality that comes from living a life of passion and integrity. A recognition that personal satisfaction comes from empowering oneself in order to serve others.

intellectual imagination

Demonstrated by an established record of intellectual achievement; an ability to see the unseen, challenge the status quo and suggest that things could be done differently.

achievement excellence

The ongoing pursuit of excellence with a tangible and specific focus on setting goals. A motivation to make a difference and leave a mark.

personal initiative

A person who makes things happen and celebrates the satisfaction of bringing new things into being. Independent, proactive and self-starting.

courageous commitment

The courage of dedication to continue, realising that applying consistent commitment has a way of overcoming adversity. All applicants are expected to exhibit an entrepreneurial attitude and a belief in the future of their country.