Scale Up Africa
An Africa Prize Alumni Programme powered by Nest
About Scale Up Africa
Scale Up Africa, a Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize alumni programme, powered by Nest
Ready to go global? Want to explore the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia? Want to access multinational clients? Designed for Africa Prize alumni targeting rapid-growth, the Scale Up Africa programme brings you the skills, mentorship and networks you need to achieve the extraordinary.
As entrepreneurs, we understand that starting a business is hard, but growing one is even harder. That’s why the Scale Up Africa programme will help you tackle the main growth-stage challenges - landing more and bigger customers, scaling to new markets, and finding partners and securing investment.
Benefit from the dedicated support of leading Asian market experts, local corporate leaders and tailored guidance from our experienced startup coaches; participate in growth-hacking workshops and ecosystem events; connect to the most active VC’s, family offices and angel investors.
What to expect:
The 12 week programme comprises two trips to deliver interactive seminars and pre-aligned meetings, with the goal of landing new business and investment - first to Bangkok and then Nairobi.
Explore the high-growth markets of Southeast Asia, with a two-week bootcamp based in Bangkok. Topics include: attracting impact investment, new market validation and 1:1 deep dives for commercial business development.
[10th February – 21st February 2020]
Access a global network of investors, corporate clients and partners, and discuss 1:1 opportunities to accelerate your business and scale throughout the Southeast Asian economies.
Participate in investor speed dating in Nairobi, to access leading institutional and family office investors in the startup ecosystem.
[16th March - 18th March 2020]
Guidance and advice from leading entrepreneurs and industry veterans as mentors.
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