ICS Volunteers

Balloon Ventures
Deadline for Applications
Where to Apply
If you would like more information on the role please contact Isy at isabelle@balloonventures.com or Tom at tom@balloonventures.com.

Government funded internships overseas

Balloon ICS Entrepreneur is a once in a lifetime international volunteer placement funded by the UK

Government and led by VSO.

Spend 12 weeks in East Africa working with ambitious entrepreneurs to create and grow businesses

that change lives.

Working in a team of 20 volunteers in week 1 you will receive an enterprise and innovation course that

will introduce you to the key tools and methodology in startup business.

Then from week 2 you will live in host homes in small groups integrating into the community and

immersing yourself in the local culture. You will also meet and begin working with a group of 4

ambitious local entrepreneurs.

As the weeks progress you will work intensively with your entrepreneurs helping them to develop and

test exciting new business ideas. This might involve anything from creating marketing strategies to

conducting customer interviews to building physical prototypes.

At the end of the programme you will prepare you entrepreneurs to pitch for investment in a Dragon’s

Den style event and the best pitches will receive interest free loans to turn the plans into reality.

This is your chance to join a team of talented young people and make lifelong friends, experience a

new culture and immerse yourself into a different way of life, and most of all change lives through

business and enterprise.

Our placements are fully funded and all­inclusive of costs so are open to everyone to take part.

Apply now for placements through 2016.

Visit http://www.balloonics.org for more details.