Empowering the Startup Community

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When 15-16 November

Where Swakopmund, Namibia

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Garage48 is coming to Namibia for the first time ever- to boost the local startup ecosystem and strengthen the ties between the key organizations of the ecosystem in the neighbouring countries!

    What?

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    Empowering the Startup Community Workshop is a 2-day long workshop dedicated to

    creating new connections and strengthening the old ones between the startup ecosystem support organizations in Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Malawi and Mozambique!

    We will handpick the representatives from the key players in the startup ecosystem support community, bring everyone together into one spot and ran series of brainstorming sessions, that will contribute to a stronger, smarter and more connected startup ecosystem. The sessions will be led by the professional moderators from Garage48.


    Apply now: https://garage48.typeform.com/to/EVhN4ft0


    Goals of the workshop

    - to bring together different types of organizations /programmes /companies who play a role in the local startup/entrepreneurial ecosystems.  

    - network- getting to know each other better and understanding each other’s strengths.

    - positioning the organizations into different categories in the startup ecosystem support network. Mapping out all the other organizations as well (who do not participate in the workshop) who play a vital role in the startup-support-ecosystem!

    - to map out the most standard problems that the early-stage startups /companies stumble upon in the West-African region

    - to map out the key funding opportunities for the startups (public and private sources)


    When and where?

    15-16 of November

    Swakopmund, Namibia


    Who is invited?

    Representatives from up to 30 organizations, who are helping the startup ecosystem to grow and flourish! 

    PS! There is a possibility to travel and attend the workshop in person (all costs covered for the selected participants)

    Applications are open until 31/10/2021!


    The program is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Development Cooperation Fund and carried out by Garage48 and Startup Namibia

    Monday
    15/11

    9:30

    Coffee and light breakfast

    10:00

    Introduction to the workshop

    10:20

    Workshop #1. Mapping out the ecosystem

    11:40

    Break

    12:00

    Workshop #2. Problems of the startups in the region

    13:45

    Lunch

    14:45

    Presenting the problems

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    19:00 Networking dinner


    Tuesday
    16/11

    9:30

    Coffee and light breakfast

    10:00

    Workshop #3. Solutions for the startups

    11:30

    Break

    11:45

    Break

    12:05

    Workshop #4. Problems and solutions of the startup support ecosystem

    13:35

    Lunch

    14:35

    Presenting the solutions

    14:55

    Workshop #5 Action and next steps.

    Creating the roadmap for the best solutions supporting the startup ecosystem.

    16:15

    Presenting the roadmaps

    16:45

    Certificate ceremony and goodbyes

    Organizers

    Kirstin Wiedow
    Team Leader & General Manager at Startup Namibia
    Gerold Dreyer
    Junior Technical Advisor at Startup Namibia
    Michaela Filipovic
    Accountant and Office Manager at Startup Namibia
    Maria Namukwambi
    Business Developer at Startup Namibia
    Ananias Iipinge
    Marketing and Communications Manager at Startup Namibia
    Trevor Charles
    Community Coordinator at Startup Namibia

    The partners