Live mentoring that’s culturally accessible
Grow personally & professionally with the right tools
Learn and grow with a migrant friendly community of founders and creators
Build meaningful relationships in a community that cares about you and your hustle
If you are reading this you probably have an idea, a business or hustle with a vision, or you are on a mission to change the world. Never lose that spark! The world needs you now more than ever.
Navigating any business can be challenging at times. We know there are all kinds challenges for emerging or first time migrant/refugee founders and creators to build a business, a side hustle or startup that aligned with their purpose.
It’s estimated about 9 in 10 startups fail in the first 10 years. While 20% of small businesses fail in their first year, 30% of small business fail in their second year, and 50% of small businesses fail after five years in business.
*Based on an anlysis of 101 startups post mortems, source CB Insights
As a migrant/refugee these factors are multiplied with the cultural challenges like language and cultural differences, visa constraints, lack of local experience, lack of business experience unemployment / underemployment make it even harder. Diving deeper, we find its:
This is a club-based fellowship where you are equipped to go further faster with those that enable you to succeed. Through tailored startup growth advice, peer accountability, the tools, and the network you need to become who you need to be so your business can flourish.
In this fellowship, you will be assigned to be part of a group of driven people with a shared milestone – ‘a club’, e.g. reaching their 1st 1000 customers or users. While being surrounded by a like-minded community of business leaders, changemakers who deeply understand the migrant context and want you to succeed. Our catalyst community doesn’t just care about how well your business does but also cares about how you grow, and the person you become. So you can fast-forward your startup journey or scale your business to the next level.
Apply while places are still open. We only have 4 intakes a year.
Uncommon Fellowship is a safe space where you can authentically connect with diverse people who share a similar story. Many of our mentors and members are South-East Asian or from Latin America, some former international students. So we understand the migrant and business context well.
Having a support system is essential. Do you need a new perspective? Have you missed self-imposed deadlines? We will pair you up with a founder or creator that is complimentary to you. A business buddy you can journey along with you, bounce off ideas and hold each other accountable.
Our clinic from our subject-matter experts will address all key focus areas of starting a business:
With a streamlined knowledge base to help you navigate the startup ecosystem and hit the ground running. Avoid hours trolling the internet, trying to find what’s credible & suitable. Our knowledge wiki includes
Our user-friendly app will enable us to connect with members while you journey and track your goals. So you can
* The pre-alpha version is in development and should be ready by time of launch
Whether you have dabbled with a side hustle, worked in a large corporate firm, worked at a startup or don’t have a technical background. We are industry agnostic, but if you are building a social enterprise or innovation driven business we encourage you to apply.
If you are at the MVP plus stage you can learn how to grow and scale your startup or side hustle to be your main business with mentors who have been in your shoes before.
Learn what it takes to grow your business into a financially sustainable brand that is aligned to your purpose.
From solo founders to teams of 5 we have a place for you. In fact, if you have a leadership team we recommend they attend
This program is open to all founders. But our program is geared to help emerge migrant/refugee founders and creators (freelancers) who want to build a business that solves real-world problems. So we do prioritise the following groups.
Whether you have dabbled with a side hustle, worked in a large corporate firm, worked at a startup or don’t have a technical background. We help first-time or emerging migrant/refugee founders and creators who want to build business that solve real world problems. Each club has access to the following for 11 months every year.
Join a club to connect with your mentor, peer buddy and cohort in the community on a regular basis.
Engage with the highly experienced mentors, optional masterclasses, and community in our Facebook group.
It’s not just about the theory you learn, it’s about the people you do it with. The meaningful networks as you grow your idea or business.
We are now accepting applications until the 21 Feb 2023 11:59pm. Apply to join our Fellowship if you meet the criteria.
* The pre-alpha version of our community based app is in the pipeline but pay not be ready in time. You can only cancel and get a refund within 30 days if you have a valid reason outside change of mind, or other work priorities.
No you don’t. This is technically not a requirement.
Absolutely not! We encourage international students to apply.
It is entirely up to you. We suggest spending 3-6 hours every week minimum to learn, network and build momentum. There may be up to 2 live sessions per week. That will be recorded in case you miss it.
Of course, you can spend more time building your business or hustle.
Yes you get 10% off if someone you referred joins our program.
You can claim if the person you referred indicates it on our application form. Or mentions it to us by emailing contact@uncommon collectiveau.com
Yes you can. We build bridges not walls.
Although, we prioritise 1st generation migrants and refugees. We support everyone if we have capacity.