Call for coaches Benin 2024

Published: 02/10/2023

In February 2024, Benin will host the third edition of our Inspiration as part of SusTech4Africa, a program, developed by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs (OVO), to encourage scale-ups and entrepreneurs with African roots to be sustainable. 

With Sustainable Technology for Africa - SusTech4Africa for short - OVO stimulates sustainable entrepreneurship in Africa and help selected projects optimize their business models and make them more sustainable.

 

Among the 14 projects that participated, the drive, innovative ideas and sense of entrepreneurship immediately stood out. The OVO team was reinforced by a team of volunteers who joined the Inspiration Tour as coaches. With the support of those volunteers, the Benin projects were given the opportunity to develop their business model and entrepreneurial skills during the Boostcamp.

 

10 entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to present and work on their business project with ICHEC and a team of Belgian and Beninese coaches coming for the occasion.


During the Boostcamp, the participants will have the opportunity to strengthen their technical and managerial skills.

 

In continuation of the Boostcamp, each participating company receives individual online coaching. The objective of the coaching sessions is for each project to develop a financial plan and business plan. OVO funds all projects that are profitable and meet a minimum set of conditions. The OVO funding is issued in the form of a loan to be repaid over 1 to 5 years. This financing, which varies between EUR 5,000 and EUR 50,000, is provided by some 40 business angels and by the OVO Acceleration Fund.

Program Inspiration Tour

✔ Thursday 25/01

Flying to Cotonou

 

✔ Friday and Saturday 26 & 27/01

Inspiration Tour: visits of the SusTech4Africa 2022/2023 projects and the new projects of the 2024 edition

 

✔ Sunday 28/01

Relax / Tourism visit

 

✔ Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 29, 30 & 31/01

Boostcamp: ICHEC offers a training based on different interactive tools such as the Business Model Canvas. In the working sessions, the entrepreneurs are accompanied in their reflection by Belgian and Beninese coaches.

Pitch Time: entrepreneurs present their business project in the form of a pitch in front of a large audience.

 

✔ Thursday 01/02

Departure to Brussels in the evening

 

Other project visits possible until Saturday 03/02

 

Interested?

Are you also inspired by sustainability and entrepreneurship? Would you like to contribute to a better international cooperation between Belgium and Africa? For the Inspiration Tour in Benin, OVO is still looking for interested entrepreneurs who want to join in as a volunteer/coach.

 

Register HERE 

 

Need more info? Contact christian.nachtergaele@ovo.be or nathalie.schots@ovo.be 

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