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Are you an Ivorian entrepreneur with a solution or project in the agriculture or ICT sector?
Ivory Coast’s Youth Employment Agency (the Agence Emploi Jeune or AJE) and Seedstars, a Swiss-based organisation that supports startups in emerging markets, have opened applications for a six month incubation programme.
The programme is an initiative of Ivory Coast’s Ministry of Youth Promotion and Employment and aims to support startups in the ICT and agriculture sectors to develop their solutions.
The incubation programme, which will take place at Seedspace Abidjan, kicks off next month and runs until November. Applications for the programme close on 2 June.
AJE’s and Seedstars’ incubation programme is aimed at startups in agriculture, ICT sectors
To be considered for the programme, prospective applicants must have a solution or project in the agriculture and ICT sectors that is not more than two years old.
Participants will also be selected based on their growth potential and the positive impact that their startups can generate.
In a statement yesterday (21 May), Seedstars academy manager Fanny Dauchez said the programme will help young Ivorian entrepreneurs who want to launch their projects.
Those selected for the programme will benefit from weekly training sessions that were developed by entrepreneurs and experts from around the world. These include technical modules in excel and digital marketing.
In addition to online courses, participants of the programme will also receive free office space and mentoring sessions.
Up to 20 entrepreneurs have participated in the programme.
Past participant, Aladain founder Archangel Brou, said in the same statement that he found the programme’s courses “very interactive and well delivered”.
Said Brou: “The programme is an opportunity to have access to quality training as it is normally expensive to benefit from it otherwise. I look forward to learn more”.
Featured image: Seedstars Abidjan