The World Bank’s infoDev and CRDF Global, an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to international scientific and technical collaboration and training have announced VentureOut, a new initiative to propel expansion-ready mobile entrepreneurs into enticing international markets.
VentureOut will run from August to November 2013 and aims to give hundreds of entrepreneurs through hands-on training, virtual learning opportunities, mentorship, international exposure, and seed funding.
The entrepreneurs will come from Armenia, Kenya, Macedonia, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa.
The program applications opened August 14 and will run to September 2, 2013.
VentureOut will identify advanced entrepreneurs and the top 9 entrepreneurs from the competition will meet in Moldova this October 30-31, 2013 for the Dragon’s Den, a pitching exposition to compete for $10,000 in seed funding. VentureOut has alo partnered with TechCrunch, for one selected VentureOut entrepreneur to attend TechCrunch’s Disrupt Europe event in Berlin this October 26-29.