Accelerate Prosperity

Services Required for Delivering Online Training on Business Modeling


Accelerate Prosperity (AP) is a part of new global initiative of the AKDN in Central and South Asia, which follows guidance from the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) Board to develop more formal structures to catalyze enterprises within AKDN’s main area development programs, where economic opportunities remain insufficient. Through patient capital and tailored business advisory to startups and businesses, AP complements broader employment-related programs of AKF and draws significantly on technical expertise from the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development’s (AKFED) Industrial Promotion Services (IPS), and coordinates efforts with the AKDN’s financial institutions, the University of Central Asia and many other national partners.


E4impact Foundation (E4Impact) is an initiative launched in 2010 by ALTIS (Graduate School of Business and Society of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), with the objective of training impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets in order to support the start-up and growth of their businesses. In 2015, E4Impact became a Foundation with the support of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Securfin, Mapei, Salini-Impregilo, Bracco, ENI and other Individual Participants. The work of the Foundation contributes to the accomplishment of many of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Goals, including access to quality education, decent work, economic growth and poverty and hunger reduction.


As a part of AP’s incubation services to startups it aims to enable entrepreneurs to develop and / or fine tune their business model. The purpose of this service provision is to conduct live training sessions on Business Modelling.

Business Modelling

The objective of this module is to understand the art and skill of:

  • Developing effective business model for new or an existing venture – creating, delivering, and capturing value for a business.
  • Developing a comprehensive and concise Business Model Canvas (BMC).

Key Learning Outcome

The module would explain the principles, perspectives, and techniques behind designing and executing effective business models.

Key learning outcomes include:

  • Business model canvas: a tool for describing, analyzing and designing business models;
  • Business model patterns: unbundling business model canvas;
  • Techniques: for designing an effective business model;
  • Strategy: Re-strategizing through business model lens;
  • Process: to design innovative business models, tying together all the concepts, techniques, and tools.


  • Mini lecture (20%), Exercise/ Practice (40%), Examples (15%), Mentoring (15%)

The training should use the content available with AP and adopt a case-study based approach in order to engage cohort entrepreneurs actively in the learning process. The trainer will also be encouraged to adopt new content and tools beyond AP’s existing content in order to effectively deliver the training.

At the start of the training, entrepreneurs should be encouraged to share their understanding about the purpose of the training, topics and issues around it. During the training, the trainer acts as facilitator along with business coaches/ mentors, using interactive learning methods to help participants to share their experiences and learn through participation in activities such as group discussions, case studies, and intense exercises/ practice sessions. The trainer is expected to deliver the training in a way that all participants are able to apply the knowledge gained, in applying/ executing comprehensive and high-quality Marketing Plan for small businesses at the end of the training.

Nature of Service provision

  • Deliver online training

Scope of Engagement

  • Trainer/s is/are expected to deliver an online training for FIVE days on Module 1 (Business Model Canvas) and conduct an advisory clinic to help entrepreneurs prepare their Business Model Canvas
  • At the end of the contract period the trainer is expected to help entrepreneur prepare their Business Model Canvas.
  • Trainer is expected to deliver the training syllabus which will be developed by the trainer with the help of lead professor from E4Impact.

Opportunity to become a certified trainer by E4Impact Foundation, Italy

  • The selected trainer will join the Train the Trainers (ToT) training conducted by E4Impact Foundation and will get a certificate as a certified master trainer. The certified trainer will be given preference during the selection for all future engagements with AP especially International Certificate in Entrepreneurship as well.

Proposed Time Period

  • 05 days online training (02 hours/day) (24May-27May 2022)
  • 06 days to attend the training which E4Impact will provide to the trainers and business coaches in May 2022

Delivery Method

  • Virtual (Zoom)

Number of participants:

  • 30-35 in ICE 2022 cohort.

Key Capacities Required

The required capacities include:

  • 01 Trainer with significant background in business modeling and development of Information Memorandum

Profile of the Trainer(s)

  • 5-7 years of training and advisory experience preferably for businesses (particularly SMEs).

Results Based Payment

  • 30% of the total value of service provision will be given as mobilization advance.
  • 50% on the delivery of the training and its outputs mentioned above.
  • 20% of the total value of service provision will ONLY be given as the final payment if the average pre- and post-training evaluation score is above 70. It is the exclusive responsibility of the trainer and his/ her team to achieve this score.

Eligibility Requirements

Both individuals service provider and service provision firms are eligible to apply for this.

Application Requirements

Please submit the following to us in order to apply for this service provision:

  • CV with details of your experience and expertise regarding the “capacity required” for the service provision mentioned above.
  • Profile of trainers
  • Financial quote, gross figures inclusive of all kinds of costs.


28th April 2022, 17:00 PST

Mode of Submitting Applications

Email soft copies at,

Original sealed documents via courier to be sent in the following address

Nadeem Ullah Khan

Accelerate Prosperity,

Professional Development Center North, Konodas, Gilgit.