Afribiz To Open Startup Accelerator In Four African Countries In July
Afribiz, a global family of companies focused on catalysing and growing businesses, has revealedin a press release that its accelerator programme is scheduled to start in July 2015, in Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, and Kenya.
Programs scheduled are Venture Acceleration Bootcamp and Venture Cultivation Launch Pad. The former targets entrepreneurs from the idea to the seed stage, consisting of Venture Creation Workshop and Venture Jumpstart. The latter targets the seed to growth stages of ventures.
“Afribiz Accelerator also has a strong inclusive component, extending its reach and services throughout each country through certified facilitators and coaches who carve out their own territory. Through our facilitators we will be able to empower communities in both urban and rural areas with entrepreneurial training, but also help them identify economic opportunities and help them find the right partners and resources to realize these opportunities,” Lauri Elliott, executive director of the Afribiz foundation is quoted as saying in the press release.
The report reads further, that, a webinar series “Ramping up to Venturing: Developing a Lean, Sustainable Business Model” will be offered free to inaugurate launch of the venture acceleration bootcamp. The series is a 10.5-hour on-demand webinar designed to assist those with ideas –especially startups and entrepreneurs, to enable them transform their ideas and opportunities sustainable models for several focuses.
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