Training FAQs

How do I apply to join the Buruka program?

To join the Buruka program, click on the “Become an entrepreneur” tab on the website and fill in the application form. You will be contacted by one of our team members when shortlisting is done here is the link for application : Apply Now!

How long does it take?

The Buruka na Somo program runs for 12 weeks

What is the procedure to join Somo as an entrepreneur?

Step 1: Apply to Become an Entrepreneur
Step 2: Applicants shortlisting from the team
Step 3: Shortlisted applicants attend Business Plan workshops and interviews
Step 4: Interviews are conducted
Step 4: Successful trainees start the 12 weeks Buruka training
Step 5: Trainees pitching and graduation from Buruka on the last 12th week of the program
Step 6: Trainees Business Plan judging process commences
Step 7: Entrepreneurs’ Investment announcement
Step 8: Entrepreneurs attend Acceleration Onboarding
Step 9: Access to Inuka, Chanuka and Somo Duka

Is there an age limit to become an entrepreneur at Somo

We work with entrepreneurs from age 18 onwards since it's a requirement to provide your National ID when you register a business and open a bank account..

How much does it cost?

The program is free of charge but we also have paid training for those who want to.

When is the next intake?

Our intakes are in January, May and September but applications are always open for you to apply at any time..

I haven't received any response after sending in my application, what could be the problem?

Start by cross checking where you have received a response on email or SMS as well as your spam. If not, kindly reach out to our team through our office line..

How do I know I am successful/unsuccessful with the application?

We send feedback on applications through SMS and email address you provided during application.

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