Deadline:

31 July 2019.

Location:

  • Switzerland.
  • Ethiopia.

(Fully Funded)

Description

Swiss Africa Business Innovation Initiative.

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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The Swiss – Africa Business Innovation Initiative (SABII) 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.

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.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Entrepreneurship.
  • Mobile health.
  • Pharmacometrics.
  • Innovative Financing.
  • Digital Humanities.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA,SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

7 Days.

  • 3-days workshop in Addis Abeba (October 25th – 27th, 2019 ):
    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 (Spring 2020).

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • 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, pharmaceutics, 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.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • The program is Free of charge. Accommodation expenses on site in Addis Ababa are covered by the program.
  • For the Swiss week, flights, transport and accommodation in Switzerland will also be covered by the program.

How to Apply

First Step: Create your own account.

Second Step: Validate your account with a confirmation e-mail that will be sent to you.

Third Step: Complete your registration information, then Submit it.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mariam Mohamed Kamal / Egypt

Reviewed by “ Belkis Ghedir / Tunisia
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