Afribiz, a global family of companies focused on catalysing and growing businesses, has revealed in a press release that its accelerator programme is scheduled to start in July 2015, in Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, and Kenya.

Programs scheduled are Venture Acceleration Bootcamp and Venture Cultivation Launch Pad. The former targets entrepreneurs from the idea to the seed stage, consisting of Venture Creation Workshop and Venture Jumpstart. The latter targets the seed to growth stages of ventures.

“Afribiz Accelerator also has a strong inclusive component, extending its reach and services throughout each country through certified facilitators and coaches who carve out their own territory. Through our facilitators we will be able to empower communities in both urban and rural areas with entrepreneurial training, but also help them identify economic opportunities and help them find the right partners and resources to realize these opportunities,” Lauri Elliott, executive director of the Afribiz foundation is quoted as saying in the press release.

The report reads further, that, a webinar series “Ramping up to Venturing: Developing a Lean, Sustainable Business Model” will be offered free to inaugurate launch of the venture acceleration bootcamp. The series is a 10.5-hour on-demand webinar designed to assist those with ideas –especially startups and entrepreneurs, to enable them transform their ideas and opportunities sustainable models for several focuses.

“This webinar is a part of the Venture Creation Workshop (VCW), which is packed with more than 48 hours of useful, practical content. The Venture Creation Workshop is designed to provide language, tools, and knowledge to move you into your first capital. VCW walks you through the entire seed stage of development, preparing you for first capital, resources, and partnering.  The VCW workshop is accompanied by both an online and offline toolkit.  VCW is a live face-to-face or online workshop, but there is also an on-demand option,” an excerpt from the press release states.

Afribiz, a global family of companies, is focused on catalyzing and growing trade, information, business, technology and innovation, and capital flows between Africa and other global markets, both developed and emerging. Its products and services are divided into six areas – media and broadcasting, publications, projects, promotion and public relations, platform development, and professional services.

Get more information here about the Afribiz accelerator programme or the venture creation and development programs.


Olumuyiwa Coker Author

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