East Africa and Europe

Who can apply?

Entrepreneurs who…

  • are beyond concept validation and prototype phase in their market
  • want to improve their business operations with insights and best practices from experts and international mentors and other fast-moving entrepreneurs
  • wish to experience an outstanding and long lasting personal and entrepreneurial journey alongside engaging in the enpact community
  • are from Kenya, Germany, the East African region or Europe
  • are committed to doing the entire 8-month mentoring programme.

What is in it for you?

You will…

  • work on new and exciting challenges to overcome with team, funding, product development, positioning, pivoting or business development
  • explore new markets or consolidate within the national market
  • pitch to an extensive network of partners (corporates, investors, influencers, etc.)
  • gain exposure via international and regional media outlets
  • exchange stories about failures, lessons, tips and tricks with the enpact community.

What is the programme about?

Over the last few years, startup mentoring by enpact has driven ambitious entrepreneurs to overcome obstacles, scale their business, connect internationally with partners and gain new insights to develop their strategy and strengthen their management skills.

So far, more than 200 entrepreneurs have been through our programme and we have developed a pool of 100+ highly qualified mentors & experts. Participants from our earlier programme have employed 4 or more people in the first year and we are proud to see that they have a 80% survival rate.

Click here if you want to know more about what makes our 8-month international mentoring program special!

Apply here until 9th June 2017! 


Phase 1 – application + selection

1. application first round

Until 9th June 2017

Completion of the basic application to express interest and reveal stages of your startup.

2. application second round

Until 19th June 2017

Selected entrepreneurs will be asked for more information about their business.

3. interview & selection

4th, 5th and 6th July 2017

Short-listed startups will be interviewed for final selection. Selected entrepreneurs will be asked to attend an info session on the 7th of July.


Phase 2 – 8 months of intensive mentoring

1. kick-off

End of July 2017 (date to be confirmed soon)

Comprehensive briefing concerning the programme and the camps.

2. camp in Berlin

From 27th August to 1st September 2017

An intense 5-day event with expert workshops, one-on-one mentor/fellow sessions, startup safaris and more.

3. mentors visit

October – November 2017

Mentors will travel to meet the startups locally for intensive coaching sessions.

4. camp in Nairobi

From 19th to 24rd Feb. 2018 (to be confirmed)

Another 5-day camp with expert workshops, one-on-one mentor/fellow sessions and more.

5. monthly calls & local meet-ups

September 2017 – February 2018

Fellows will connect monthly with their mentors and other enpact fellows from their home country.

6. community

Forever

Access to an international alumni network of more than 400 startups, mentors, experts and partners.


How much does it cost?

 

What do I get:

  • 8 months of individual mentoring
  • Participation in two Startup Camps
  • Accommodation, catering and travel cost during the Startup Camps
  • Your mentors visit you for up to three days

What is not included:

  • Your flights to the Startup Camps
  • Insurance and visa fees

 

Cost contribution: 650 Euros for startups

apply here for scholarship

Scholarships can help you covering cost of participation and/or flight costs. They are provided by our partners.

Please note that the number of scholarships is limited.


Apply here until 9th June 2017!  

If you have any questions please get in touch with Nathalie Roy: nr@startup-mentoring.org


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