OVERVIEW

The Diamond Challenge team is very excited to present the program in Botswana for the first time in the 2016-17 season through our partnership with Startup Africa. The Diamond Challenge team believes that the students in Botswana have so much to offer and are looking forward to presenting this unique opportunity to such a great country.


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About StartUp Africa

StartUpAfrica’s mission is to support young adults in the building of business skills and in endeavors that foster financial independence, create jobs, and grow African economies.

StartUpAfrica’s vision is for an Africa resplendent with big, bold business ideas. We are here to create and support Africa’s inventors, entrepreneurs, and future business leaders. We are here to empower Africa’s Henry Ford, Africa’s Vera Wang, Africa’s Bill Gates, and Africa’s next Manu Chandaria and Mo Ibrahim. We become initial investors. We are “seed stage” and invest both in the business and the entrepreneur. We provide training, incubation, mentoring, and connections to emerging entrepreneurs. By providing these services, our goal is to enable our trainees walk out and start their businesses; in short, we are preparing tomorrow’s entrepreneurs today.

As these businesses grow, we grow. Their success begets the success of others. Over time, StartUpAfrica will seed and help grow hundreds of businesses, an impact in itself that will see unemployed youth being transformed into business owners who are employing others, and thus, economic empowerment and growth.

And success is not just an independent business, it is a strong and independent young adult. As we train and grow the networks of these young people, we are building skills and connections that will ensure their success for life, no matter what their path.

The independent young adults who emerge from our programs are willing and capable leaders. They will lead Kenya forward into the new world economy.

Contact

Maureen Muiruri

 

Phone
+267 73032578

Email
maureen@edustore.co.bw
bianca@edustore.co.bw

Address
Private Bag AE 277 AEH, Gaborone, Botswana

Website

 

Staff / Volunteers

Sally Kim

Director

Mpho Leonard

Project Manager

Timeline

Check back soon!

September 1
2016

Registration Opens

November 25
2016

Registration Closes

January 20
2017

Submissions Close

February 24
2017

National Pitch Date

April 6
2017

Semifinal Round (USA)

April 7
2017

Final Round (USA)

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