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Applications open for BongoHive's Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

The AgriBusiness, Energy & CleanTech theme of BongoHive's Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is now open for applications.

The bootcamp is open to anyone with a startup idea, looking for a startup to join, or help in turning their idea into a startup. The Entrepreneurship bootcamp assists entrepreneurs to work together and start businesses. It starts out with a 2-day ideation session where 30 applicants of the bootcamp where shortlisted and invited to attend. After this, 10 startups proceed to stage 2 of the bootcamp: a 3-week program called Discover. The 3 week Discover programme will help you explore the potential of a business idea by validating the market and testing all your assumptions. Discover will help you gain the knowledge you need to successfully launch your business, and save you time and money in the process.

These include:

  • Knowing your customer
  • How to guarantee people will buy your solution
  • Finding your unique place in the market (Unique Value Proposition)
  • Assigning relevant marketing channels
  • Validating your model with sound financial projections
  • Understanding PACRA, ZRA & business banking
  • How to create a compelling brand
  • Creating a prototype & improving it
  • Learning how to pitch to partners, investors, customers etc

There will also be a guest U.S. American entrepreneur who will spend time with all participants in the bootcamp to provide insight & advice relevant to the sector.

The bootcamp culminates with a pitch event at the end of the 3 weeks, where the best all the startups pitch to a panel of judges and the best team/startup walks away with $1000 seed investment.

Example areas of interest include (but not limited to): Waste & Pollution Solutions, Green Tech, Clean Cities, Storage, Agri / Energy Logistics & Supplychain, Training & Education, B2B Solutions,etc.

To apply visit the link below. For more information contact BongoHive.

Applications open for BongoHive's Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
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