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Announcing BOOST UP 2020
Announcing BOOST UP 2020
06 May 2020
The SAIS 2 Connected Hubs network, coordinated by the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2), is proud to announce that the BOOST UP startup series will open for applications on 8 May 2020.
SAIS 2 Programme Support Continues in the Midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic
SAIS 2 Programme Support Continues in the Midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic
17 Apr 2020
While Covid-19 is causing mayhem worldwide, SAIS 2 is dedicated to continuing its support activities
SAIS Africa Food360 Launched in Zambia
SAIS Africa Food360 Launched in Zambia
06 Mar 2020
Finnish Ambassador to Zambia H.E. Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury presided over the Zambian project's launch.
Leaders of Change and Innovation Graduate in Goreangab
Leaders of Change and Innovation Graduate in Goreangab
02 Mar 2020
The graduation ceremony for the Living Permaculture course took place in February 2020.
Mentorship Training Programme Launching in 2020
Mentorship Training Programme Launching in 2020
21 Feb 2020
The Mentor-Driven Capital Programme kicked off in February 2020 with the aim of training 60 people to become business mentors.
Innovation Role Players Gain Much-Deserved Recognition at the Southern Africa Startup Awards
Innovation Role Players Gain Much-Deserved Recognition at the Southern Africa Startup Awards
14 Feb 2020
The second Southern Africa Startup Awards took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 27 and 28 November 2019.
Providing More Support than Funding
Providing More Support than Funding
07 Feb 2020
While the SAIS 2 Innovation Fund forms the backbone of SAIS 2’s support activities, the programme also relies on training and education to equip its fund-supported projects with the tools they need to succeed.
Paving the Way Forward and Learning New Design Methods with Siili
Paving the Way Forward and Learning New Design Methods with Siili
03 Dec 2019
SAIS 2 hosted 16 delegates from the Connected Hubs for an on-site peer learning session at Botswana Innovation Hub. Siili Solutions facilitated two workshops.
TechTribe Accelerator Looking for Entrepreneurs Across SADC
TechTribe Accelerator Looking for Entrepreneurs Across SADC
19 Nov 2019
The TechTribe Accelerator is searching for tech impact startups to apply for its free online investment readiness cohort.
BOOST UP Startups Preparing for Trip to Finland
BOOST UP Startups Preparing for Trip to Finland
11 Nov 2019
14 impact startups were selected to travel to Finland for Slush and participate in BOOST UP Bootcamp
Fostering Entrepreneurship for Industrialisation in the SADC Region at SIW4
Fostering Entrepreneurship for Industrialisation in the SADC Region at SIW4
01 Aug 2019
The Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2) in partnership with the SADC Secretariat, the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) will be hosting a parallel session on ‘Fostering Entrepreneurship for Industrialisation in the SADC region’ during the 4th SADC Industrialisation Week (SIW), in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Request for Proposals: Innovation Challenge Curator
Request for Proposals: Innovation Challenge Curator
31 Jul 2019
SAIS 2 is seeking to contract a Service Provider to design and curate a challenge competition for the SAIS 2 Innovation Fund Third Call for Proposals (CfP3).