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  • Ampion Venture Bus diaries: Day 6 with the final stretch to Cape Town’s Bandwidth Barn

    Ampion is a Berlin-based accelerator and advisory firm promoting technology entrepreneurship in Africa. In this series, Ventureburn follows the organisation's Ampion Venture Bus tour through Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, in its seven-day bootcamp for entrepreneurs. Day six was the final stretch of our journey. The bus had to travel over 1 000 kilometres to reach Cape Town from Bloemfontein. It was going to be a very long day. Day 6 The bus journey was ablaze with those practising their speeches, reworking slides, and incorporating new ideas to see what would work. Unfortunately, the bus hit a snag a day or so...

  • Ampion Venture Bus diaries: Day 5 with elevator pitches in Bloemfontein

    Ampion is a Berlin-based accelerator and advisory firm promoting technology entrepreneurship in Africa. In this series, Ventureburn follows the organisation's Ampion Venture Bus tour through Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, in its seven-day bootcamp for entrepreneurs. Day 5 After the previous night’s pitches at the JoziHub, the mentors had a lot of feedback for participants, which included some restructuring and dedicated assigning of mentors to each group. Once everyone was up and breakfast was done with, we hit the road once more to tackle the 400 or so kilometre stretch to Bloemfontein. During the bus ride, mentors began working with their assigned...

  • Ampion Venture Bus diaries: Day 4 with running repairs, intensive pitches at JoziHub

    Ampion is a Berlin-based accelerator and advisory firm promoting technology entrepreneurship in Africa. In this series, Ventureburn follows the organisation's Ampion Venture Bus tour through Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, in its seven-day bootcamp for entrepreneurs. The fourth day of our great trek is one none of us will soon forget. Day 4 During the previous night's journey to the Botswana Innovation Hub, our bus driver hit one of the vehicle's side windows against a tree branch. The extent of the damage wasn't realised when we exited the bus. It was only when we returned to our seven-day home did we notice...

  • Ampion Venture Bus diaries: Days 2 & 3 with MVPs and pitching fever

    Ampion is a Berlin-based accelerator and advisory firm promoting technology entrepreneurship in Africa. In this series, Ventureburn follows the organisation's Ampion Venture Bus tour through Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, in its seven-day bootcamp for entrepreneurs. After a slower start to the first day, Ampion’s Venture Bus has revved things up. Throwing participants into the deep end, the tour starts to focus on agriculture and pitching. Day 2 Keeping the same randomly assigned groups as the day before, the participants were now charged with looking at problems within the farming and agriculture sectors in sub-Saharan Africa. The bus’s first stop was at...

  • Ampion Venture Bus diaries: Day 1 at Namibia’s FabLab, getting to grips with agriculture

    Ampion is a Berlin-based accelerator and advisory firm promoting technology entrepreneurship in Africa. In this series, Ventureburn follows the organisation's Ampion Venture Bus tour through Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, in its seven-day bootcamp for entrepreneurs. The Ampion Venture Bus recently started its latest trek across Africa. The bus functions as a seven-day bootcamp for entrepreneurs with this event focusing on startup pitch training and business thought. Ventureburn had the opportunity to follow the Venture Bus on its final outing through several Southern African countries. The Tour The Southern Africa leg started 13 November in Windhoek, Namibia, and will end at AfricanCom...