Swiss Sub-Saharan Africa Business Development Program 2018 for Young Graduate Students and Entrepreneurs (Fully Funded to Switzerland)

Deadline 31st October 2018

Location: Nairobi & Switzerland
Partners: Venturelab Universität Basel AfriLabs SERI (Swiss Confoederation)

Bring your science based startup to the next level!
Maximize the potential of your booming startup with a fast-track Afro-Swiss acceleration program.

If you think your project should get a boost, then apply.

The Swiss – Sub-Saharan business development program (SSABDP) aims to boost the entrepreneurial know-how and exposure of Sub-Saharan graduate students – entrepreneurs seeking growth opportunities by offering a unique program bringing entrepreneurs to innovation hotspot in Nairobi 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.

Eligibility
Open to graduate students, 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
• Digital humanities
• Knowledge transfer.

Your project or company must be based on research or technology developed at a local university/research institute.

Selection of participants: 19th Nov 2018
Advanced entrepreneurs workshop in Nairobi: 10th to 12th December 2018
Business development boot camp in Switzerland: spring 2019 (dates to be confirmed)

Program
3-days workshop in Nairobi

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.

Conditions
The program is free of charge. Accommodation expenses on site in Nairobi are covered by the program. For the Swiss week, flights, transport and accommodation in Switzerland are also covered by the program.

For further information please contact Markus Rommel markus.rommel@venturelab.ch

Apply here

Author: Edith Oni

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