The SAG-SEED Starter promotes the incubation of new eco-enterprises. Setting up a business is both an exciting and challenging task: Turning an idea into a product or service customers actually want to buy, requires not only a deep-dive into the market but also business skills and bringing together the right team and partners. Considering all aspect can be challenging, therefore, SEED supports young teams of entrepreneurs with innovative ideas through the SAG-SEED Starter Months.
This arose from our engagement with Adelphi during the GIZ’s Practitioners’ Dialogue on Climate Investments (PDCI), in October 2016. Adelphi is the organization that manages and operates the SEED Africa Symposium (Social Enterprises for Economic Development), which we were to host in September 2017 here in KU, but because of elections, they are thinking Kampala would be better.
We have the following important dates:
i. May 12th -July 10th, 2017: Application phase (Organization of venue and preparation during application phase)
iii. July 2017: Selection of participants
iv. Week of 3th-5th August 2017: 1st workshop (3 days, outline of business model):
v. 3-4 Weeks Testing phase (enterprise teams test and refine their business ideas)
vi. Week of 14th -15th September 2017: 2nd workshop (2 days, finalization of business model).
This will offer KU community and other Kenyans an opportunity in the week of 16-18th September 2017 to showcase their innovations during the Africa Innovation Festival 2017. Our coverage will include secondary schools, TVET institutions, and Universities. Usually, the SAG- SEED Starter workshops and testing phase is implemented by Business Development Consultants from the SEED network. Technical mentors at Chandaria BIIC and other KU interested faculty will get insights on the SEED toolkit. (See attached Call)