Diversity Students
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We are bridging the accessibility gap in purpose-driven entrepreneurship

Meet the Entrepreneurs In Training

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Lwazi Wali
Chidi Nwaogu
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Aanandita Gahlot
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Kishan Gajjar
Ranjani Sridharan
Maria Kiejnich
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Rong Feng
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Letitia Seglah
Abiodun Akanbi
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Lucy Njuguna
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Varun Singhi
Joel Christoph
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Application process

Cohort 1 applications are now closed. Over the 20-day application period, we received over 400 applications from all over the world for our first cohort of EITs. Out of the 60 shortlisted candidates, 12 EITs were selected for the program from North America to Africa and Europe to Asia with 8 countries represented, and over 50% women.

Applicants at a glance

Entrepreneur In Training

Program

The Digital Economist Entrepreneur In Training (EIT) Program stands for our approach to global impact: Engage, Innovate, Transform. The program is an exciting and dynamic opportunity for early-stage professionals, recent graduates and students who are looking for practical training in building digital-first businesses. With a focus on social entrepreneurship, leveraging cutting-edge technologies and economics training, the 12–24 week program provides an unparalleled opportunity to work alongside global leaders in financial technology, emerging technologies (like blockchain, AI/ML, predictive analytics, IoT, AR/VR) and technology investing. 

Previous EITs

GRACE SCHILLEWAERT

ENTREPRENEUR IN TRAINING

Grace is an Economics major at Vanderbilt University. During her EIT program at The Digital Economist, she founded and launched Monticello Education Connection, inspired by team discussions on "antifragility" as applied to education. 

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ATTICUS LI

ECONOMIST IN TRAINING

Atticus is a strategist and behavioral economist and primarily focused on implementing The Digital Economist's offerings by drawing insights from applied behavioral economics. He is also the founder of Unhackmylife.

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