Apply for Swiss Africa Business Innovation Initiative


Deadline: 31 July 2019

If you are an entrepreneur or a startup from a Sub-Saharan African innovation hub in the field of Mobile health, Pharmacometrics, Innovative Financing or Digital Humanities then join the Swiss Sub-Saharan business development program.

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It aims to boost the entrepreneurial know-how and exposure of Sub-Saharan Africa graduate-student-entrepreneurs seeking growth opportunities by offering a unique program bringing entrepreneurs to innovation hotspots in Sub-Sahara Africa and Switzerland.

Offered free of charge to ambitious young entrepreneurs, this highly competitive program comprises a 3-days workshop for advanced innovation entrepreneurs, and for the top eight candidates, a 4 days intense business development Venture Leaders program in the Swiss startup and business ecosystem. The participants will also be qualified for the AfriLabs Annual Gathering starting October 28th.

Benefits

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The program is free of charge. All expense are covered by the program for Addis Ababa and the Swiss week.

Program

  • Meeting with selected entrepreneurs from the SABII program
  • Participating in the AfriLabs’ Annual Gathering 28 – 30 October in Addis
  • Guidance to market validation and market entry in Sub-Sahara Africa
  • Exposure to Venture Capitalists – from Africa and Overseas
  • This year, for the first time, a group of 10 Swiss entrepreneurs will join the Entrepreneurship Camp in Addis.

3-days workshop in Addis Ababa

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  • Day 1: Learn to deliver a unique customer value and define a striking business plan
  • Day 2: Shape a winning team and secure funding for growth
  • Day 3: Master a convincing pitch and individual coaching sessions
  • Presentation to an African – Swiss jury and selection of eight candidates for a 4-days action packed entrepreneurial development week in Switzerland.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The call is open to graduate-student-entrepreneurs and startups from Sub-Saharan African innovation hubs, with a strong link to academia, developing products or services in the fields of mobile health, pharmacometrics, innovative financing and digital humanities/knowledge transfer.
  • Applicants project or company must be based on research or technology developed at a local university/research institute.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

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For more information, please visit https://www.sareco.org/venturelab-camp/

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