Social and Inclusive Business Camp

social and Inclusive business camp for young African entrepreneurs 2o22

The Social & Inclusive Business Camp is a capacity-building and acceleration program. It is aimed at entrepreneurs that want to grow up an impact project on the African continent.

It is a hybrid support programme, including: 

  • 3 months of remote coaching on a dedicated online platform, alternating interactive virtual classes with international experts and learning resources to consult autonomously. 
  • 1 week of intensive Bootcamp in Marseille, France, in partnership with the EMERGING Valley Summit (event dedicated to emerging innovations between Europe and Africa) 
  • The possibility for each participant to be followed by a mentor, an experienced alumni of the programme  
  • Networking, through integration into an active and ambitious international community of 240 entrepreneurs and networking with investors and financial partners during the Bootcamp.  

Since its inception in 2017, the SIBC has assisted 240 African entrepreneurs with a strong social impact in their transition to scale-up, evaluation of social performance, and fundraising preparedness.

The programme is organised around 4 key themes 

  • Leadership, governance and team: defining better your purpose and mission, structuring your governance, and organizing your teams for successful growth  
  • Scale up: Adapting your business model and building your scale-up strategy to multiply your impact (with a specific focus on female leadership) 
  • ESG & Impact: defining your ESG & Impact policy and measuring your social performance 
  • Investment Readiness: identifying your financing needs, understanding investor expectations, and preparing to raise funds 

Eligibility criteria: who can apply?  

To apply, the company must meet all these criteria: 

  • Be a legally registered company 
  • Prove a positive impact in Africa: social or environmental impact, activity serving vulnerable populations (women, people with disabilities, refugees…) and/or integrating vulnerable populations in its value chain as customers, distributors, suppliers or employees 
  • Prove that you have first customers, a turnover and a balanced economic model or a medium-term profitability objective  
  • Have a desire to grow and present a scale-up strategy that takes into account the maximisation of social or environmental impact 

The candidate representing the company, referred to here as the “applicant” or “the candidate”, must be the founder, co-founder, manager or at least in a position to make strategic decisions for the company. 

Application process 

The application file must be completed on this platform and is composed of: 

  • An application form to be completed (questions on the project leader, the company, its structure, its impact and its strategy for scaling up) 
  • Proof of the legal registration of the company (registration document, articles of association, etc.) 
  • Financial statements for the last 3 years (or if the company is younger, since its creation) 
  • Detailed CV of the project leader 
  • If you wish, a pitch-deck or a presentation of your company (optional) 

Deadline for Submission of Application: June 26th 2022

Click here and start to apply

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