Basecamp for African Change Makers
4 weeks of intense coaching, mentorship & access
to top-notch innovators, technologists & entrepreneurs
Finalists to be announced on Sept 24th 2020
URBUNX is a virtual startup and scaleup acceleration platform to enable African entrepreneurs to create sustainable solutions to urban challenges. We support African founders through our knowledge, network & resources to scale their businesses rapidly & start making real impact.
To kick-start our platform in Africa, we are launching the very first URBUNX Basecamp supported by World Bank & UN-Habitat to give a quick boost to startups looking to scale and/ or raise their next round of funding.
This is 4 weeks of training on various aspects of building and scaling your business provided by top-notch entrepreneurs and experts who have built global businesses successfully. Our program distills core elements of Human Centered Design philosophy and Lean Startup methodology into a series of bite-sized action learning experiences.
Download the program brief:
Who should join?
Startups co-founded by local African entrepreneurs who have a minimum viable product and are preparing for their next funding round within the next 6 months.
Startups with a focus on urban issues such as inclusive urban finance, urban manufacturing and industrialization, urban basic services and urban climate change responses with the potential to scale to other parts of Africa and/ or attract investment/ partnerships from China/ Europe.
Startups with at least one co-founder available to join the virtual basecamp over the period of 4 weeks (late Oct- Nov) with a weekly time commitment of min. 4 hours (workshops + mentorship).
We are a team of serial entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, world- class inventors and impact focussed individuals.
URBUNX is looking for:
Mentors, experts & entrepreneurs to help guide our African startups
Volunteers – to help execute the program
Program partners – to join our global network of innovators and investors