★ Ampion 2015: Join The Venture Bus!
Ampion 2015 brings together change makers and tech experts on a 7-day road trip across the continent to turn business ideas into real projects.
Talented African and International entrepreneurs, designers and coders can apply to the Venture Bus programme to create startups for the emerging markets
The goal of Ampion 2015 is to empower highly talented young Africans to develop innovative solutions and make a tangible impact in their communities together with other entrepreneurs from all over the world.
WHO IS ON BOARD?
In 2015, for its third edition, The Ampion Venture Bus Africa will take over 200 Ampioneers on 5 buses.
50% of the Ampioneers comes from Africa, the other 50% come from the all over the world. We are specifically looking for young participants with an entrepreneurial flair who strive to fulfill their goals, whilst enhancing their skills, international contacts and business partners.
Because we believe in the entrepreneurial spirit of young women, we aim to have a minimum of 50% of female Ampioneers on each bus.
In addition to their outstanding entrepreneurial skills, the participants will posses sound knowledge in IT, web design, new media and business development.
that are there to provide guidance and advice on board the bus, as they have proven success in entrepreneurship and are experienced in mentoring business people.
that are full of great ideas and have the desire and vision to turn these ideas into business ventures. You have the skills and the experience to share with Ampioneers.
that are eager to support and invest in young and ambitious entrepreneurs. If you are passionate about facilitating new innovative ideas, you will need to be able to invest US$ 10k minimum.
West African Venture Bus?
Date: 17.Sept. – 23.Sept. 2015
Topic of the Bus: eHealth, FinTech and Governance (not exclusive, other topics possible)
The region: West Africa is home to Africa’s biggest tech market: Nigeria. The Venture Bus will bring you to five buzzing countries oozing entrepreneurial spirit. Many successful tech companies have emerged from West Africa, like IrokoTV, dubbed as the ‘netflix of Africa’. Scaling your IT or mobile business in the highly populous West Africa has immense potential.
What’s happening? In the West Africa region, Ampion cooperates with partners who will encourage you to work with them on eHealth, FinTech and Governance related startups. The Venture Bus will bring you from Abidjan (Ivory Coast) to Cape Coast and Accra (both Ghana), Lomé (Togo) and Contonou (Benin) and visit all major HUBs in the region such as ispace and ccHUB. Here, tailored events will get you in touch with local investors and serial entrepreneurs. The Grand Final is incorporated in the largest pitching competition on the continent: DEMOAfrica. Get ready to launch your business!
Check out their upcoming tour at: http://www.ampion.org/#!apply-2015/c2075