On July 12, the Alibaba 2022 Asian Entrepreneur Training started in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. This program provides online entrepreneurship courses and practice for 631 participants.
The courses, mainly geared towards Asian entrepreneurs, had a record high of 1,735 registrants. Most of the registrants are founders of small and medium-sized companies from different fields, such as e-commerce, e-payment, logistics, online games, health and agriculture.
After selection, a total of 631 young entrepreneurs from Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Pakistan will participate in the course free of charge. In addition, they will receive six-week online training to deeply understand the experience and cases of e-commerce development in China.
The training was initiated by Alibaba Global Initiatives (AGI) under the framework of eWTP. The project encourages and helps global entrepreneurs by sharing the positive impact of the digital economy in promoting inclusive trade development. Throughout the past five years, the project has trained more than 3,000 entrepreneurs and business leaders from more than 50 underdeveloped countries and regions in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America free of charge.
Over the past five years, these hands-on training sessions have inspired entrepreneurs in each of the previous sessions. Uju, the founder of Nigerian e-commerce platform TOFA (Trade of Africa), returned home from Hangzhou and teamed up with entrepreneurs from different countries to help farmers in developing regions like Togo sell their produce online. Feleg Tsegaye, a trainee from Ethiopia, founded Deliver Addis, a food delivery platform similar to Ele.me. Meanwhile, Eddie Mok, a trainee from Malaysia, returned home and founded Parcel365, which started from setting up a smart delivery cabinet business, then gradually developed into helping villagers shop and sell agricultural products.