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Swiss Sub-Saharan Africa Business Development Program

Maximise the potential of your booming startup with a fast-track Afro-Swiss acceleration program.

Topic: Swiss Sub-Saharan Business Development Program

Place: Nairobi & Switzerland
Price: Free of charge
Partners: Venturelab
Universität Basel
AfriLabs
SERI (Swiss Confederation)

Bring your science based startup to next level!

If you are an entrepreneur or a startup from an 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.

If you think your project should get a boost, apply until October 31st.

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 and digital humanities/knowledge transfer.
Your project or company must be based on research or technology developed at a local university/research institute.

Deadline for application: Oct 31st 2018
Selection of participants: Nov 19th 2018
Advanced entrepreneurs workshop in Nairobi : December 10th to 12th 2018
Business development bootcamp 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).

Deadline: 31st October 2018

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