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World Bank Group Innovation Bridge Portal 2022 for Entrepreneurs In Southern Africa

World Bank Group Innovation Bridge Portal 2022 for 100 Entrepreneurs In Southern Africa

When is the Application Deadline:

15th December 2021

Tell Me About World Bank Group Innovation Bridge Portal:

The Innovation Bridge Portal, in partnership with the World Bank Group, Department of Science & Innovation, Department of Small Business Development and Thinkroom is offering 100 Entrepreneurs in each of the 5 SACU countries (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia & South Africa) an opportunity to enhance their business development through a digital incubation program, Thinkubate. This Innovation Bridge Startup Community initiative will be a hybrid digital and in-person program targeting underserved entrepreneurs who normally will not have access to such world-class opportunities that are tailored to their specific needs.

This Innovation Bridge Startup Community initiative will be a hybrid digital and in-person program targeting underserved entrepreneurs who normally will not have access to such world-class opportunities that are tailored to their specific needs.

FULL DESCRIPTION

The digital incubation program, Thinkubate powered by Thinkroom is an Incubator|Accelerator-as-a-Platform (IAaaP) that covers various components of starting and growing a business, including life stage assessments, an online learner management system, tools and templates. It will benefit entrepreneurs who are at various life stages of their entrepreneurial journey (from ideation to post minimum viable product/service, revenue-generating and growth).

The objective of this IBP 500 program is to provide bespoke solutions to help with a young entrepreneur’s business development. Those that graduate from the program will be provided mentorship and coaching support for market access and investment readiness and will be provided opportunities to be connected to both private and public investors

What Type of Scholarship is this?

Entrepreneurship

Who can apply?

Young entrepreneurs in different business stages from any of the 5 SACU countries below.

Which Countries are Eligible?

Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia & South Africa

How Many Scholarships will be Given?

100

What is the Benefit of World Bank Group Innovation Bridge Portal?

The objective of this IBP 500 program is to provide bespoke solutions to help with a young entrepreneur’s business development. Those that graduate from the program will be provided mentorship and coaching support for market access and investment readiness and will be provided opportunities to be connected to both private and public investors.

How to Apply for World Bank Group Innovation Bridge Portal:

Applications are now open for entrepreneurs to get funding solutions for their businesses. Click here to apply.

Visit World Bank Group Innovation Bridge Portal Webpage for Details

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