The FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme has been created to develop leadership, technological and business skills in female-owned businesses in the SADC region to support deal-making and business acceleration in the Biosciences arena.
A call for leading female entrepreneurs or senior managers in bioscience-based companies in any of the 12 SANBio member states (South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, Angola, Namibia, Seychelles, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana) has been launched.
The Programme is in three phases, with the first part executed in a 2-day pitch training workshop for selected applicants. This training will take place between April and June 2017 and the top participants will be selected to move to phase 2.
The second phase will take the top performer through a mentorship programme, with plenty of opportunities along the way and will be concluded by a pitching event at the SA Innovation Summit in Cape Town in September. The final phase will take the best performer through-out the programme on a journey to Europe’s leading start-up event in Finland- Slush and receive a seed cash prize of ZAR 250 000 to develop the business With support from SANBio BioFISA II Programme.