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Five Regional Startups’ Journey to Finland
Five Regional Startups’ Journey to Finland
16 Oct 2018
SAIS Connected Hubs and Slush Global Impact Accelerator (Slush GIA) partnered together to support early-stage entrepreneurs in 2018. Calls for early-stage startups solving societal problems were opened in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia, and through pre-coaching events in three countries, 215 aspiring entrepreneurs were coached in pitching and business models.
COSTECH Launches the Research and Innovation Impact Bulletin
COSTECH Launches the Research and Innovation Impact Bulletin
16 Oct 2018
The Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), through the Directorate of Life Sciences (DLS) recently embarked upon developing a Research and Innovation Impact Bulletin which gives details of research results funded by the National Fund for Advancement of Science and Technology (NFAST).
Foresight Methodology for Shaping Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy
Foresight Methodology for Shaping Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy
12 Oct 2018
SAIS 2 facilitated a collaboration between the City of Windhoek’s Economic Development Division and Demos Helsinki, a leading think tank from Finland in creating a common vision and roadmap for the implementation of its youth entrepreneurship strategy using Foresight methodology.
Think Deep and Address Needs: The Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success
Think Deep and Address Needs: The Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success
08 Oct 2018
Tumelo Mapila is a force to be reckoned with in the growing data driven economy of Botswana. Young, vibrant and very energetic, the founder of Focus Survey clocks in on the impact of international exposure and his take on what it takes.
SAIS 2 at the SADC Industrialisation Week 2018
SAIS 2 at the SADC Industrialisation Week 2018
01 Oct 2018
Across its three key result areas, SAIS 2 focuses on promoting connected ecosystems, strengthening start-ups, early-stage enterprises, and promoting inclusive entrepreneurship with a special emphasis on young entrepreneurs and innovations serving previously disadvantaged populations. The programme seeks to contribute meaningfully towards the development and increased networking of innovators in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region.
ASAIF 2018 Brings Inclusive Innovations to The Fore
ASAIF 2018 Brings Inclusive Innovations to The Fore
01 Oct 2018
The Annual Southern Africa Innovation Forum (ASAIF) is aimed at being a regional platform to facilitate knowledge, networking and learning, the 2018 ASAIF was held under the theme “Inclusive Innovations” and attracted thought leaders, industry experts, startups, and public and private sector representatives from across SAIS stakeholders.
Solving Problems in Innovative Ways: An Entrepreneur’s Mission
Solving Problems in Innovative Ways: An Entrepreneur’s Mission
28 Sep 2018
It has been a very busy year for the young Kaveto Tjatjara, founder of Worldview Technologies a social enterprise that is working on providing innovative solutions for sanitation problems in Namibia.
Journey of An Idea From A Garage
Journey of An Idea From A Garage
28 Sep 2018
One year down the line, we catch up with Phillip Sellwe, of Bayon Holdings, who is the brain behind the invention of a Pollution Free Power Generator.
Why Open Innovation and Why Crowd Sourcing?
Why Open Innovation and Why Crowd Sourcing?
26 Sep 2018
SAIS 2 aims to be a platform connecting innovation ecosystems and harnessing the power of open knowledge-sharing among organizations supporting entrepreneurship in Southern Africa.
Meet the Regional Network of Doers
Meet the Regional Network of Doers
19 Sep 2018
Connected Hubs is a network of Southern African innovation support organisations from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, the broader SADC region and beyond. With linkages to international innovation ecosystems and a shared goal to enable and facilitate the development of early stage entrepreneurs, the network has embarked upon a journey to collaborate to share best practises.
Promoting Trans Border Innovation Support
Promoting Trans Border Innovation Support
02 Aug 2018
Innovation is increasingly recognised as a key driver socio-economic development and countries across the globe have or are developing specific innovation policies that span international, regional and national borders.
Botswana Innovation Hub at Namibian Start Up Festival
Botswana Innovation Hub at Namibian Start Up Festival
02 Jul 2018
The Botswana Innovation Hub,’s (BIH) First Steps Venture Technology Incubator (FSVC) traveled to Windhoek, for the Namibian Start-Up Festival on the invitation of the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS) & FabLab Namibia