Swiss Africa Business Innovation Funding for African Entrepreneurs

Swiss Africa Business Innovation Funding for African Entrepreneurs

Swiss Africa Business Innovation Funding for African Entrepreneurs

If you are an entrepreneur with academic background or a startup from an African innovation hub in the field of Mobile health, Pharmacometrics, Innovative Financing or Digital Humanities (knowledge transfer) then join the Swiss Africa Business and Innovation Initiative.

The Swiss Africa Business Innovation Initiative (SABII) aims to boost the entrepreneurial know-how and exposure of African graduate students - entrepreneurs seeking growth opportunities by offering a unique program bringing entrepreneurs to innovation hotspot in Morocco and Switzerland.

Offered free of charge to ambitious young entrepreneurs with academic background, 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 program in the Swiss startup and business ecosystem.

Prize Information

The prizes consist of an entrepreneurial and business development program comprising:

  • For the Entrepreneurs workshop in Marrakesh: 20 winner s are offered three days advanced entrepreneurial and business development workshop in Marrakesh;
  • For the Business development bootcamp in Switzerland: The top 8 participants of the advanced workshop: a 4 days business development roadshow in Switzerland, comprising company visits, presentations, networking with investors and startup experts, intensive training provided by entrepreneurial experts.

    The program is free of charge for selected participants, and will cover the following costs:

  • Flights to Marrakesh and to Switzerland (economy class);
  • Accommodation and food in Morocco from October 12th to October 16th and in Switzerland (dates to be defined)
  • Program of the 3-days workshop in Marrakesh

    Day 1: Learn to deliver a unique customer value, master a convincing pitch and define a striking business plan

    Day 2: Shape a winning team and secure funding for growth

    Day 3: Individual coaching sessions, followed by presentation to an African – Swiss jury and selection of eight candidates for a 4-days action packed entrepreneurial development week in Switzerland.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Those eligible to participate include:

  • Founding and managing members of technology based African startups or members of African universities; Apply by 28th June.

    For more information and application details, see; Swiss Africa Business Innovation Funding for African Entrepreneurs

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