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# 2 Begin your 8-month mentoring phase
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We are looking for ...
students, employees, entrepreneurs who ...
have a business idea in an early adopter phase
operate in the fields of biomedicine, renewable energies, connectivity, autonomy in logistics, finance, and agriculture
are based in Cameroon
are solving a local development challenge
want to improve their business operations by interacting with experts and African diaspora mentors
are ready to commit to the 8-month NABIKO mentoring program.
Apply if your project fits in the following areas.
Internet of things
Autonomy and logistic
Benefits for ...
top 10 applicants are ...
opportunity to join an 8-month mentoring program
access to industry experts from the African diaspora
access to physical workshops in Cameroon free of charge: 5-day boot camp
access to O'BOTAMA incubation program free of charge for one year
access to virtual business support
grant of up to 500 € during the mentoring program and based on goals achievement
visibility to potential investors from a diaspora business angel group with the possibility of follow-up investment at the end of the program for best-ranked projects.
Submit your project ...
Pitch your value proposition to the jury.
Boost your project idea ...
join a knowledge-sharing event with inspiring workshops, practical and business-specific tips, and tools.
Accelerate your project ...
use the time to work on your business idea
and bring it forward with the help of
your mentor. Improve your network.
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application & selection phase
NEW submission deadline
October 15, 2019 - December 08, 2019
video pitches SUBMIT NOW
selected projects will be announced on
January 20, 2020.
You could be here
boot camp days
workshops in Cameroon
February 24, 2020 - February 28, 2020
an intense 5-day event with experts.
Or even here
8-month mentoring program
1-to-1 mentor/mentee interaction
March 2nd, 2020 - October 29, 2020
access to international standard technologies.
public closing event
Lesson learn and knowledge sharing
date to be announced!
Costs are covered ...
participation in workshops in Cameroon
material, catering and accommodation fees during boot camp days
not for ...
connection fees from home country during the 8-month mentoring phase
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