Members SPI, ESTIA, VVA Support Implementation of BIC Africa Ethiopia Bootcamp
The Ethiopia boot camp was organised by the BIC Africa project team with the support of the BIC Ethiopia team and facilitated by experts from the EU|BIC community, Douglas Thompson from SPI, Arnaud Catinot from ESTIA and Axel Wion from VVA, on 19 – 20 September 2023 in Bishoftu, Ethiopia.
”This national boot camp, organised in collaboration with the BIC Ethiopia country project, focused on the theme of mentorship and mentoring startups, a key topic for business incubators in Ethiopia. The activities aim is to produce a collaborative and innovative “Guidebook on how to mentor startups” tailored to the local ecosystem, which will be shared with Business Incubators (Bis) in Ethiopia as a reference and living document.
Mentorship plays a crucial role in the success of entrepreneurs by developing their entrepreneurial, business and leadership skills. Therefore, it is important for business incubators to be able to design and implement successful mentoring programmes. The Ethiopia boot camp – through well-curated training, was designed to provide selected Ethiopian business incubators a head start and to overcome the challenges they are facing related to the mentoring of entrepreneurs and startups.
We extend our sincere gratitude to all participants for their commitment and for sharing their innovative ideas. We appreciate the support of the expert facilitators and the BIC Ethiopia team for their crucial role in ensuring the boot camp’s resounding success.”
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