Application For The Southern African Innovation Support Programme Boost Up 2020 initiative

The Southern African Innovation Support Programme’s (SAIS) is offering training through its Boost Up 2020 initiative.

Applications close on 31 May.

The initiative targets startups that use technology to solve a societal challenge and are looking for skills that could help them articulate their business.

The training, which will run from June to November, comprises the set up online training events, stand up pitching competitions, and a scale up incubation programme.

To be eligible to apply startup founders must:

1: Be located in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, or Zambia.

2: Use technology to solve a societal challenge in Southern Africa.

3: Be eager to scale up their business and have a scalable business model.

4: Be developing or finalising a prototype, or have a prototype ready.

4: Have a minimum of two team members interested in participating in the programme.

5: Not have won a SAIS 2-associated national pitch competition and participated in the Boost Up Bootcamp 2019, Slush Global Impact Accelerator 2018, or been sponsored by SAIS 2 to participate in Slush 2017.
Applications from female-led startups are particularly encouraged.

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