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Combined presentations of experts for the workshop series on "Accelerating Innovation in times of crisis: a tech hub effort"

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Following the workshop series organised by the Africa Europe Innovation Partnership (AEIP) and VC4A on the 8th, 11th and 15th of June 2020 to African tech hubs, the attached material contains the presentations made by the different experts during the online workshops. 

 

The training targeted African tech hubs that offer acceleration services, and sought to enhance the hubs capacities to offer sustainable and effective acceleration programs despite the covid-19 crisis. The objectives of the training included:  

  • Key principles of frameworking an acceleration offering
  • Positioning your programme to attract the right startups
  • Preparing Hub managers to be financial mentors and preparing startups for fundraising
  • Acceleration programme business models

A total of 3 sessions were held, and the content of the presentations in this attached document include: 

  • An introduction to the AEIP programme
  • Keynote 1: Frame-working an Acceleration offering, content design and order.  Marc Wesselink a principle and founder at Venture Rock and co-founder of Startup bootcamp
  • Keynote 2: Bridging the Gaps & Design Context: Introduction to blended learning and design thinkingMerel van der Woude the Learning Director of Butterlfy Works

  • Introduction to VC4A - Covid-19 Venture task force,  Ben White the Founder and CEO of VC4A.

  • Keynote 3: Do I get the right startups? Program positioning, Startup Recruitment and Selection, Kola Aina a principle and founder at from Ventures Platform,

  • Keynote 4: Bridging the Gaps & Design Context: Advanced tools and methodsMerel van der Woude the Learning Director of Butterlfy Works

  • Introduction to Make IT program, Gideon Berhane, GIZ-Make IT program

  • Keynote 5: Startup Support & Fundraising: preparing startups for fund raising (equity crowd funding, venture, etc.), Kola Aina a principle and founder at from Ventures Platform,

  • Keynote 6: Acceleration Program Business Models and SustainabilityMarc Wesselink a principle and founder at Venture Rock and co-founder of Startup bootcamp,