OceanHub Africa Provides an In-Person Bootcamp for Startup Growth
OceanHub Africa recently wrapped up its 2023 in-person Bootcamp, a vital component of its 8-month Acceleration Program that took place from October 9th to October 13th.
Cape Town played host to the Bootcamp, which was held at the OceanHub Africa office, serving as a welcoming hub for the six innovative startups participating in the current program.
These startups represented six different countries out of the total eight participants and came together for a week-long, intensive training session.
The overarching goal of this bootcamp was to fast-track their progress towards investor readiness and sustainable business expansion.
OceanHub Africa's Acceleration Program is a rigorous eight-month initiative meticulously crafted to offer comprehensive support to startups in the blue economy sector.
The program has a three-pronged approach, focusing on personal growth, product development, and business expansion, all while gearing these startups up for investment opportunities.
Throughout the Bootcamp, participants engaged in a series of workshops and sessions led by experts from EY, OceanHub Africa, Elevate Africa, and alumni from previous acceleration program cohorts.
The topics covered during these sessions ranged from Customer Discovery to Building an Impact Enterprise, ensuring a well-rounded learning experience.
One standout feature of this year's Bootcamp was the unique opportunity for Cohort 4 to glean insights directly from successful alumni who were part of earlier cohorts.
These accomplished alumni, responsible for ventures such as Thinkbikes, Sharksafe Barrier, and Captain Fanplastic, generously shared their journeys, the obstacles they encountered, and their valuable insights into creating influential blue businesses.
The Bootcamp concluded on a high note, with participating startups presenting their innovations and pitching for potential investments before a mock-investment panel on the final day.
This grand finale was not only a testament to their unwavering dedication but also a celebration of their hard work, signaling their commitment to making a significant impact in the blue economy sector.
The startups that participated in the OceanHub Africa Bootcamp included:
- Kuza Freezer from Kenya
- Healthy Seaweed Co. Limited from Tanzania
- Reef Pulse from Reunion
- ReNile from Egypt
- Tunisia Baits from Tunisia
- Akilli from South Africa
OceanHub Africa's Acceleration Program is dedicated to fostering environmentally responsible, profit-oriented enterprises committed to addressing the pressing issues of global warming, ocean overexploitation, and pollution.
This initiative plays a pivotal role in advancing these startups by linking them with a diverse network of accomplished experts and facilitators.
Through this connectivity, the program equips them with sustainable strategies for achieving robust profitability and expanding their reach across the African continent.
For more information about OceanHub Africa and its programs, please visit www.oceanhub.africa
Source: Global Africa Network