NBII, NCRST and Dololo bring you the BOOST UP events taking place in Namibia as a part of regional events in five countries in the SADC region powered by Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme and Connected Hubs.

Set Up

Coaching eventsJuly 2019

Stand Up

Pitch competitionAugust 2019

Scale Up

Incubator & BootcampSeptember-November 2019

"The road to Slush 2019"

2 July 2019

Launch EventVenue: DoBox, 118 Robert Mugabe Avenue, WindhoekEvent starts 18:30

Launch Event

The Boost Up launch event is the first in the series of Boost Up events and coaching sessions - all leading to Slush 2019! The event will discuss technology focused startups in Namibia, where we stand and where we need to be heading to compete globally. More information on the Boost Up series will be provided and applications for the Stand Up pitching competition will open the very same night!

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Ideation WorkshopDate: 9 July 2019Venue: NBII, 3 Glück Street, Windhoek
Business DevelopmentDate: 16-17 July 2019Venue: NBII, 3 Glück Street, Windhoek
Pitching CoachingDate: 23 July 2019Venue: DoBox, 118 Robert Mugabe Ave, Windhoek

Set Up

Coaching Events

Set Up coaching events are for early-stage startups using technology to solve a societal problem and looking for skills that could help you articulate your ideas. You are warmly welcome to gain practical tools to help package your business idea and develop a pitch to attract your target market.

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Pitch CompetitionDate: 15 August 2019Venue: DoBox, 118 Robert Mugabe Avenue, Windhoek

Stand Up

Pitch Competition

Stand Up committed startups who are eager to make an impact will compete in a pitching competition in Windhoek. Changemaker startups with a scalable business idea and the eagerness to grow to become more investable are invited to apply. At the pitching competition, a panel of expert judges selects the top 2 who advance to the interview stage. One promising startup is selected to take part in the BOOST UP: Scale Up incubator.

See eligibility criteria here and fill in the online application to apply for a spot to pitch.

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Incubator & BootcampDate: September-November 2019Venue: Online and Helsinki, Finland

Scale Up

Incubator & Bootcamp

Scale Up is an online incubation programme for impact-driven startups from SADC region. It is designed to make early-stage startups to become more investable. The incubator includes an on-site Bootcamp programme in Helsinki, Finland (travel dates 13.-24.11.2019) wrapping up with one of the largest tech conferences in Europe, Slush 2019.

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BOOST UP is a 3-part series of startup training events, supported by the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2), the SAIS 2 National Focal Points and the SAIS 2 Connected Hubs member organisations network in the five SADC countries of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

The BOOST UP series comprises of Set up, Stand Up and Scale Up events which include coaching, pitch competitions and incubation of 5 startups representing each country taking part in Slush 2019 in Helsinki.