By The Nation
The programme is jointly organised by Alibaba Business School, the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (Depa), National Innovation Agency (NIA) and international venture capital firm Gobi Partners.
The deadline for applications is January 31.
The programme, which was previously only offline, has now been developed as a combination of both online and offline training modules for young entrepreneurs as well as businesses with digital aspirations.
Alibaba Business School aims to expand the reach of the program through an online version, which will kick off on March 2 and last for six weeks. The cost of the course will be fully covered by Alibaba Business School.
It will provide first-hand exposure to e-commerce and digital innovations, access to business leaders across Alibaba and China, as well as an opportunity to connect with like-minded, leading entrepreneurs in participants' own region, through exercises, interactive lectures and dynamic discussions.
During the training, participants will learn about China’s digital economic transformation, Alibaba's own successes and mistakes as well as the work that went into creating a company culture and management practices as they grew from a fledgling start-up into a full e-commerce ecosystem.
During the online training course, participants will receive assignments on a weekly basis and a capstone project at the end. Based on the outcome of the online participation and the assignments/project completions, top performers of this class will be invited to attend the offline immersion at Alibaba Group's headquarters in Hangzhou, China once travel restrictions due to the pandemic are lifted.