BOTSWANA INNOVATION HUB HOSTS THE FEMBIOBIZ PITCH TRAINING – BOTSWANA EDITION
Date: Thursday 22nd June to Friday 23rd June, 2017
Time: Official Opening – 08h00 (Thursday) Prize Giving Ceremony – 17h00 (Friday)
Venue: Woodlane Hotel, Gaborone
Hosted By: NEPAD SANBio in partnership with Botswana Innovation Hub as the country coordinator
About the Southern African Network for Biosciences (SANBio)
The Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) is a shared biosciences research, development and innovation platform for working collaboratively to address some of Southern Africa’s key biosciences issues in health, nutrition and health-related intervention areas such as agriculture and environment.
The Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) was established in 2005 under the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), as one of the five networks established under the African Biosciences Initiative (ABI), to cover the SADC region. The platform provides access to world-class laboratories for African and international scientists conducting research on African biosciences challenges. SANBio’s work focuses on four areas, namely agriculture, health, nutrition and livestock.
About the SANBio FemBioBiz
The SANBio FemBioBiz Acceleration Program has been created to develop leadership, technological and business skills in female-owned businesses in the SADC region to support deal-making and business acceleration in the Biosciences arena. The top performers in the competition stand the chance to elevate their business to the next level with this unique opportunity to gain exposure, training, ongoing mentor-ship and funding. The ultimate winner will receive a grant of P250 000 to move their business forward and a trip to attend Europe’s leading start-up event Slush 2017 in Finland, where international opportunities await.
The competition is open to women from SANBio member countries – Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.