Hey, applications are open for the fifth Ampion Venture Bus tours in Africa working with the African Development Bank to help build 40 African startups in 2015.
This year, the bus is headed to Morocco for the first time and you might be in. This year five Ampion Venture Buses will cross 14 African countries. Each tour is a 7-day full-immersion program for developing entrepreneurial skills and creating new ventures in a team-based competition set on a bus.
Venture Buses run in East, West, North and Southern Africa and each Venture Bus tour culminates at a Grand Final through Africa’s most renowned tech conferences such as DEMO Africa (Nigeria), AfricaCom (South Africa) and the Transform Africa Summit (Rwanda) and visits to major tech- and startup-communities within each region.
“We believe, home-grown entrepreneurship and startups tackling social needs are the best way to sustainable growth on the continent“, says Ampion CEO Fabian Guhl.
This year, Ampion is looking for 40 new African tech startups providing ICT solutions to issues in healthcare, education, fin-tech, public transport, citizen engagement, tourism, water sanitation and much more. Last year Ampion received applications from more than 2000 applicants from 43 countries.
To make this come true, Ampion is partnering up with corporate and public partners and private sector and public sector partners are still welcome to contact Ampion about ways of collaboration and it also needs experts to advise the entrepreneurs along the way.
In Tunisia the focus will be on female empowerment in a ‘females only’ Venture Bus while East Africa will be on e-health, fin-tech and governance, West Africa will be on e-health, fin-tech and governance and Southern Africa on hardware & agriculture.
Some of the best Ampion graduates include Halt Ebola and sterio.me.