|Application deadline||Mar 7, 2016|
|Program dates||Mar 14 - Apr 1, 2016|
|Organizer||BongoHive Innovation & Technology Hub Innovation Hub|
Retail and wholesale, Automotive, Banking, Clean technology, Computer hardware, Computer software, Construction, Creative, media and entertainment, Diversified services, E-commerce, Education, Electronics, Financial services, Food and beverage, Healthcare, Insurance, Internet, Leisure and travel, Manufacturing, Mobile, Real estate, Renewable energy, Telecom, Transport and logistics, Utilities, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur with an awesome idea? If so, then this is your programme. Discover is an intense three week full-time bootcamp that gives you the basic skills you need to turn a business idea into a launched startup. Learn how to refine and prototype your idea while getting a set of business fundamentals essential to a new enterprise. Discover works on the principle of evidence-based entrepreneurship so you will learn how to:
- Apply the fundamentals of UX (User Experience) to your idea
- Evolve your idea through interacting with your users
- Create a compelling unique value proposition
- Generate financial forecasts and keep track of budget
- Create and test a prototype of your product/service
- Learn how to pitch your idea to investors, customers and partners
Discover is open to anyone with any idea (technology related or not) as long as the idea can be turned into a scalable business. There is no maximum or minimum number of founders per team however we prefer small teams over individuals as most successful startups have a few founders. This position is open to men and women alike and we are strongly encouraging women to apply. Women are 49.59% of the world’s population so women should launch 49.59% of the startups.
The application deadline for January’s cohort is January 3, 2016. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview the week of January 4th and the bootcamp kicks off January 18th, 2016. The next cohort will run in March 2016 with the details to be finalised in February.
The Discover programme costs K500 per startup payable on acceptance into the programme.