Grow with experienced & culturally accessible mentors
A 5-week flexible intensive
Lean, apply, network and grow
40 Free Places with a Deposit
Eureka, you have a business idea and have a feeling it will change the world. Great, we need more people like you, because it just might. That being said, we know there are all kinds challenges for emerging or first time migrant/refugee founders and creators face when building their side hustle business or startup.
As a migrant/refugee these factors are multiplied with the cultural challenges like language and cultural differences, visa constraints, lack of local experience, unemployment/underemployment make it even harder. Diving deeper, we find its:
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
Transform your idea with
This is not your average (common) incubator. You will learn more than just theory. We will be surrounded by an incredible team of driven founders, creators and mentors that will equip, challenge and amplify you with the knowledge, skills and help you need to transform your business idea with confidence into reality.
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 with extensive experience in business.
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.
It’s encouraging and assuring to know someone has your back and is there for you during the most changeling times.
You will have access to a streamlined knowledge base to help you navigate the startup ecosystem and hit the ground running. Which will save you hours trolling the internet, trying to find what’s credible. Our knowledge wiki includes
* The pre-alpha version is in development and should be ready by time of launch
Our masterclasses from our subject-matter experts will address all key focus areas of starting a business. We run masterclasses once or twice every two months to help you deep-dive into a topic and get your questions answered. You may also have the chance to attend a drop-in labs where you can have your work reviewed.
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 emerging migrant/refugee founders and creators who want to build business that serve real world problems.
We accept founders and creators with a little more than an idea to preparing for approaching investors. Uncommon Collective has you covered.
Learn how to scale your side hustle to be your main business with mentors who have been in your shoes before.
From solo founders to teams of 5 we have a place for you. Infact if you have a leadership team we recommend they attend
Our program is not exclusive to a specific culture, but is culturally accessible and inclusive. We have especially designed the content to be geared to 1st generation migrants or refugees from South East Asian and Latin cultural backgrounds.
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 serve real world problems.
Connect with your mentor, peer buddy and cohort in the community on a regular basis. Network and learn the skills you need to kick start your business idea.
Engage with the highly experienced mentors, optional masterclasses, and community in our Facebook group. Fall in love with the process and problem, not the idea.
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 and business. Gain a network, business know-how and skill set you need to level up your business.
We are now accepting applications (expression of interests) until the 8th of October when applications close. If for some reason you cannot afford the commitment bond, please email us and we will consider your case.
* The pre-alpha version of our community based app is in the pipeline but may not be ready by the time you commence
The commitment bond helps us get committed students who want to do the program. As long as you’ve viewed and submitted something for 95% of our accelerator program, you will be eligible for a full refund.
There is no pass/fail conditions for this program. You only need to submit your completed work to receive your full refund.
Note we will have services you can pay for, but these services are completely optional.
No you dont. 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.
If you refer 5 people, and they all end up doing this program. Then your commitment bond will be waved. This means you don’t have to pay anything
Our goal is not to make money from people not completing this program. But we make money in a few different ways:
1. Pay want you like: at the end of the program, if you enjoyed the experience and found it valuable, we’ll ask you to help us make the uncommon common. By support our cause of amplifying 1 million emerging migrant founders and creators.
2. We have other services, workshops/labs and events we charge for.
The only accepted reason to drop out of this program with a full refund is a medical reason (for yourself or a close family member).
Yes you can. We build bridges not walls.
Although, we prioritise 1st generation migrants and refugees. We support everyone if we have capacity.