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Swiss Africa Business Innovation Initiative: Advanced Startup Training & Swiss Business Development Camp

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.

Eligibility
Open to graduate students – entrepreneurs and startups from African innovation hubs, with a strong link to academia, developing products or services in the fields of mobile healthpharmacometrics, 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.

Planning 2020

• Deadline for applications: June 28th, 2020

• Selection of participants: July 20th, 2020

• Advanced entrepreneurs workshop in Marrakesh:
October 14th – 16th, 2020

• Business development bootcamp in Switzerland
November 30th to December 3rd

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.

Conditions
The program is free of charge. Flights, transport and accommodation expenses on site in Marrakesh are covered by the program. For the Swiss week, flights, transport and accommodation in Switzerland will also be covered by the program.
In case of a further lock down due to Covid19 or flight restrictions for Morocco or participants’ countries this workshop will be offered online.
Please check the Terms and Conditions of participation carefully before registering.

For further information please contact Nicolas Briner (nicolas.briner@venturelab.ch).

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