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Fully Funded Swiss Africa Business & Innovation Initiative 2019

Fully Funded Swiss Africa Business & Innovation Initiative 2019

Fully Funded
City: Addis Ababa
Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2019
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Applications are open for the Fully Funded Swiss Africa Business & Innovation Initiative 2019. Bring your science-based startup to the next level! Maximize the potential of your booming startup with a fast-track Afro-Swiss acceleration program. If you are an entrepreneur with an academic background or a startup from a Sub-Saharan African innovation hub in the field of Mobile health, Pharmacometrics, Innovative Financing or Digital Humanities (knowledge transfer) then join the Swiss Africa Business and Innovation Initiative. If you think your project should get a boost, apply now.

Moreover, The Fully Funded Swiss Africa Business Innovation Initiative (SABII) aims to boost the entrepreneurial know-how and also, exposure of Sub-Saharan graduate students – entrepreneurs seeking growth opportunities by offering a unique program bringing entrepreneurs to innovation hotspot in Addis Ababa and Switzerland.

In addition, Offered free of charge to ambitious young entrepreneurs with an academic background, this highly competitive program comprises a 3-days workshop for advanced innovation entrepreneurs, and also, for the top eight candidates, a 4 days intense business development program in the Swiss startup and business ecosystem.


  • The program is free of charge.
  • Further, Accommodation expenses on site in Addis Ababa are covered by the program.
  • For the Swiss week, flights, transport, and accommodation in Switzerland will also be covered by the program.


  • Open to graduate students – entrepreneurs and startups from Sub-Saharan African innovation hubs, Likewise, with a strong link to academia, developing products or services in the fields of mobile health, pharmacometrics, innovative financing and digital humanities (knowledge transfer).
  • Your project or company must be based on research or also, technology developed at a local university/research institute.


3-days workshop in Addis Abeba

  • Day 1: Learn to deliver unique customer value and define a striking business plan
  • Further, Day 2: Shape a winning team and secure funding for growth
  • Day 3: Master a convincing pitch and individual coaching sessions.

Presentation to an African – Swiss jury and selection of eight candidates for a 4-days action packed entrepreneurial development week in Switzerland.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Event Date25 October,2019 to 27 October,2019
Deadline31 July,2019
City Addis Ababa
Open toSpecific Countries
OrganizerSwiss Africa Business Innovation Initiative (SABII)



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