The UrBUNx Basecamp Startup Acceleration Program for Growth is calling for applications from African changemakers. This is a basecamp for African ChangeMakers containing 4 weeks of intense coaching, mentorship & access to top-notch innovators, technologists & entrepreneurs. The program is slated for Late October 2020.
This program will be a virtual bootcamp, and will begin in late October 2020.
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About The UrBUNx Basecamp Startup Acceleration Program For Growth
URBUNX is a virtual startup and scaleup acceleration platform to enable African entrepreneurs to create sustainable solutions to urban challenges. The initiative supports African founders through its knowledge, network & resources to scale their businesses rapidly & start making a real impact.
To kick-start the Urbunx platform in Africa, the initiative is launching the very first URBUNX Basecamp supported by World Bank & UN-Habitat. This is to give a quick boost to startups looking to scale and/ or raise their next round of funding.
It is 4 weeks of training on various aspects of building and scaling your business provided by top-notch entrepreneurs and experts who have built global businesses successfully.
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You are eligible to join if your startup meet the following criteria;
- Startups co-founded by local African entrepreneurs who have a minimum viable product, and are preparing for your next funding round within the next 6 months.
- Startups with a focus on urban issues such as; inclusive urban finance, urban manufacturing and industrialization, urban basic services, and urban climate change responses with the potential to scale to other parts of Africa and/ or attract investment/ partnerships from China/ Europe.
- Also, startups with at least one co-founder available to join the virtual basecamp. It will be over a period of 4 weeks (late Oct- Nov) with a weekly time commitment of min. 4 hours (workshops + mentorship).
- Startups with traction in their home market. This can mean different things, but it’s typically a strong demonstration of product-market fit and/or some institutional funding for their expansion into new markets.
- Startups that are serious about launching their product or service into the Chinese market.
- One member of the founding team/one decision-maker needs to be able to commit to the UrbunX Basecamp as well as the potential (fully paid) trip to China.
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The deadline for the UrbUNx Basecamp is September 11, 2020. If your startup meet the eligible requirments, you can apply using this link; https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScq68dlLkWoJ-tLXrfxP1fjMvJIJVQQE0UCmvddw9QoujDRFA/viewform
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