Tomorrow, 21st November 2013 in the afternoon at Buni. We will have the opportunity to meet with venture capitalists and people from the financial sector to discuss with us the opportunities for funding and how we can exploit them.
As part of the Global Movement to celebrate Entrepreneurship and Inspire existing and aspiring Entrepreneurs, GEW Tanzania is organizing a Venture Capitalist Funding discussion. The event brings together existing VCs in the country as well as Banks to come and showcase funding opportunities & Challenges faced by Entrepreneurs to accessing funds. The event is free for everyone interested to be exposed to these opportunities. The information about the event come late due to unusual circumstances but we could not let the opportunity pass through, please inform others about the event.
Organizers: ZAYEE, Official GEW Tanzania hosts, in partnership with Professional Approach Development, Ubongo and Buni Space.
Venture Capitalists: Grofin, Jacana Parnters and Aim Group Tanzania
Banks: CRDB Bank
Facilitator: Ms. Lillian Madeje, Managing Director – Professional Approach Development.
Participants: Banks, VCs, Existing Entrepreneurs, Aspiring Entrepreneurs, SMEs, Business Developers
Venue: Buni Space
Time: 14h00 – 17h00
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The meet-up will mainly consistent on what to learn when developing a start-up company to be an established company. This meet-up will be a step by step pedagogy to understand what to learn in developing Start-up Business.
Key Points to Be discussed:
1.The start-up and core-vision creation.
2. Start-up stages and development.
3. The validity
4. Sharing experience & Co creation
Jordan Kalyembe; entrepreneur-Designer and Marketer.
Event Date: 18/11/2013
Timings: from 9:00 am to 12:00 am
Participants: Anyone interested in developing a sustainable business.(Important workshop to attend)
Requirement: An idea of a Start-up project in a mind or having a start-up company. A pen and note book.
Payments: The event is free and open to everyone.
Calling all developers, marketers, designers, students and aspiring entrepreneurs!
Register now for Startup Weekend Dar es Salaam, Nov. 22-24 (part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013): http://www.swdar.eventbrite.com
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. http://startupweekend.org/
Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
For questions, please email email@example.com
Our government partner in Tanzania, the Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology (MCST) is also responsible of Tanzanian universities of science and technology. As an outcome of a recent workshop the MCST organised, they realised there is a need for the universities to take a deeper look into the different mechanisms universities can use to support entrepreneurship and innovation.
We at TANZICT were happy to help with this, so jointly with MCST and COSTECH, and of course the universities themselves, we organised three workshops between 21st and 29th of October. The first one was in Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology DIT, second in Nelson Mandela – African Institute of Science and Technology NM-AIST in Arusha, and the third one in Mbeya University of Science and Technology MUST.
The universities selected the participantsinternally, and we had professors, lecturers, research group leaders as well as people from human resources or intellectual property offices. In each place we had two days. In the first day the universities presented on their strategies and plans, and COSTECH presented on current science and technology innovations. Kristiina and Iiro from TANZICT did a presentation on definitions, necessary resources etc on the following topics:
- Technology transfer centers
- Techno- and science parks
- Entrepreneurship labs and communities
- Mainstreaming entrepreneurship
- Enterpreneurship courses and degree programmes
- Living Labs
There were a lot of interesting questions and discussion. Some of the participants had no previous knowledge of business incubation, for example, so it did seem useful to go through the basics.
On the second day of the workshop, each participant chose one of the topics to work on. The work was done in groups, and the focus was to look at the topic, for example pre-incubation, and the fit for their university in ter ms of their goals, resources and strategy. ‘
The goal of the day was to recognise the most important issues and develop some action items to start taking the initiatives forward. Another goal was to think critically on whether these intiatives actually are a good fit for the university. At the end of the workshop teams presented their ideas and action plan to others.
The next steps are now in the hands of the participating universities. They need to decide whether they actually want to start implementating something, and if yes, what and when. TANZICT will help to go deeper in to the topics and support the planning, once the decisions have been made.
We had a good time working with the enthusiastic people from the universities and look forward to further collaboration. If there are other universities who would like to go through a similar workshop, please be in touch with TANZICT Chief Technical Advisor Kristiina Lähde at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tigo in partnership with Swedish non-profit organization Reach for Change launched the ‘Tigo Reach for Change’ initiative, which focuses on identifying and supporting local social entrepreneurs with solid ideas on improving the lives of Tanzanian children.
The Reach for Change competition looks for the highest potential individuals with the highest potential ideas for tackling the challenges faced by children here in Tanzania. Interested candidates are invited to present their innovative ideas online by applying through the Tigo Tanzania website.
Each application will be reviewed by a panel of experts and the strongest and most promising applicant will be invited to join a three year incubator programme where their ideas will be transformed into sustainable ventures. In addition to this, they will receive funding of USD 25,000 a year for up to three years, as well as mentoring and professional advice from senior employees of Tigo.
For the duration of the 3 years programme the social entrepreneur’s business idea will undergo evaluation to ensure that they attain required key performance indicators until their project is fully developed and self-sustainable.
The deadline for first stage applications is midnight on November 29th. Potential applicants can visit www.tanzania.apply.reachforchange.org for further information and to apply.