Ansash – Entrepreneurs Development Program
“Ansash” (“entrepreneur” in Amharic) – aims to provide Ethiopian Israeli entrepreneurs and business owners with essential tools and skills to strengthen and advance their ventures.
Ansash has two main tracks:
Track for existing businesses
Participants in this track are talented entrepreneurs and business owners from various fields who have been operating their businesses for at least one year. The program enables them to bring their businesses to the next level by developing personally tailored business plans, providing participants with vital tools, and pairing them with personal mentors – senior managers and successful business owners who contribute from their professional experience to facilitate the success of the businesses.
The program accompanies participants for about two years in order to provide them with the capabilities to continue furthering the development of the businesses independently, while ensuring the long-term success of the businesses. Since its establishment in 2013, the program has successfully supported more than 20 influential Ethiopian Israeli entrepreneurs from a variety of fields, many of them with outstanding achievements. Amongst the business initiatives are law firms, an Ethiopian vegan restaurant, a bridal salon, an engineering and construction company, a beverage importer, and more.
Track for young entrepreneurs
Participants in this track are new business owners and entrepreneurs in their early stages. The program involves a hands-on course that provides participants with the required knowledge and skills in various fields to establish and build a successful business, such as marketing, definition, positioning and differentiation, sales, etc. Participants are also paired with mentors – experienced managers and business people who guide the entrepreneurs in in establishing, developing, and advancing their businesses.