Apply For 2019 Fully Funded Swiss Africa Business Innovation

Apply For 2019 Fully Funded Swiss Africa Business Innovation

Apply For 2019 Fully Funded Swiss Africa Business Innovation


The Swiss Africa Business Innovation Initiative (SABII) aims to boost the entrepreneurial know-how and exposure of Sub-Saharan graduate students – entrepreneurs seeking growth opportunities by offering a unique program bringing entrepreneurs to innovation hotspot in Addis Ababa and Switzerland.

Offered free of charge to ambitious young entrepreneurs with academic background, this highly competitive program comprises a 3-days workshop for advanced innovation entrepreneurs, and for the top eight candidates, a 4 days intense business development program in the Swiss startup and business ecosystem.


Open to graduate students – entrepreneurs and startups from Sub-Saharan African innovation hubs, with a strong link to academia, developing products or services in the fields of mobile health, pharmacometrics, innovative financing and digital humanities (knowledge transfer).

Your project or company must be based on research or technology developed at a local university/research institute.

Program Schedule For:

3-days workshop in Addis Abeba

Day 1: Learn to deliver a unique customer value and define a striking business plan
Day 2: Shape a winning team and secure funding for growth
Day 3: Master a convincing pitch and individual coaching sessions.
Presentation to an African – Swiss jury and selection of eight candidates for a 4-days action packed entrepreneurial development week in Switzerland.


The program is free of charge. Accommodation expenses on site in Addis Ababa are covered by the program.

For the Swiss week, flights, transport and accommodation in Switzerland will also be covered by the program.

For further information please contact Markus Rommel ([email protected]).


Application Deadline: July 31st 2019

To apply visit the official homepage