For Europe-based startups

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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.

As a Europe-based startup, you can choose between the “Startup Mentoring: West Africa + Europe” or “Startup Mentoring: East Africa + Europe” programmes.

You will be part of a 8-month mentoring journey along with 29 others highly-motivated and successful entrepreneurs: 10 from Europe in total and 20 from Africa.

Who can apply?

Entrepreneurs who:

  • have a startup based in Europe
  • 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 committed to doing the entire 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.

 


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Application process & 8-month programme

Phase 1: application + selection

1. application

Last call!

Basic application to express interest and introduce your startup.

2. application shortlist

July (exact date tbc)

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

3. interview + selection

July (exact date tbc)

Short-listed startups will be interviewed for final selection. Selected entrepreneurs will be asked to attend an info session.

Phase 2:  8 months of intensive mentoring

1. kick-off

One comprehensive briefing day concerning the programme and the camps.

2. camp in Berlin

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

3. mentors’ visit

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

4. camp in Accra or Nairobi

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

5. monthly calls & local meet-ups

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

6. community

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

 


Schedule East Africa + Europe

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kick-off event

july

camp | berlin

august
6th-11th

camp | nairobi

february
4th-8th

community

forever

 

Schedule West Africa + Europe

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kick-off event

july

camp | berlin

august
26th-30th

camp | accra

february
18th-22nd

community

forever


What have we achieved so far?

entrepreneurs have been through our programmes

highly qualified mentors & experts joined our programmes

average number of jobs created by our participants

of the startups are still operational after three years


Testimonials

“It helped me get another perspective on the development of the business and have a more strategic thinking
regarding the growth of my company”

Jonathan Ouoba, CTO & co-founder of NFC Interactive


“My highlight was not a moment but throughout the whole camp.
I grew confidence in many areas.
I came back super motivated to grow personally,
with the company and to keep on growing big dreams!
It gave me a lot of energy to start sharing this experience.”

Selma Hamstra, CEO & founder of Studio Selma Hamstra



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

What is not included:

  • Your flights to the Startup Camps in Berlin + Accra or Nairobi
  • Insurance, vaccination and visa fees

Cost contribution: 650 euros for startups*

*The total cost of the programme is around 10.000€ per participant. Thanks to our donor, we are able to cover 95% of the cost. We ask participants to pay the remainder, as experience shows greater commitment if some payment is rendered.

Scholarships

Applicants will also have the chance to apply for a scholarship during the application process.

These scholarships are provided by our partners and can help you cover the cost of your flights.


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