AMPION Venture Bus
AMPION brings together aspiring entrepreneurs and tech experts from all over the world for a 7-day road trip across the African continent with our award-winning Venture Bus Program. We connect our participants with the biggest tech hubs across 16 African countries and help to build lasting business ties with investors, co-founders and the local startup scene. The buses run in the fall, with several route options available to choose from. In 2015, our buses will hit the road with over 200 entrepreneurs and mentors, and travel through Morocco, West Africa, East Africa, South Africa, and Tunisia. Since its inception, AMPION has fueled the development of 30+ startups in 14 African countries through the Venture Bus Program.
WHO IS ON BOARD?
In 2015, The Ampion Venture Bus Africa will travel across 14 countries with a total of 200 aspiring entrepreneurs.
50% of the Ampioneers come from Africa, the other 50% come from all over the world. We are specifically looking for talented individuals who strive to enhance their skills, grow their international network of entrepreneurs, business partners and investors and are determined to build a startup.
Each Venture Bus Tour has a specific focus track : East (e-health); West (fin-tech & governance); Southern (agriculture & hardware) and Tunisia (female empowerment).
We are also looking for experts in these fields to apply!
Because we believe in the entrepreneurial spirit of young women, we aim to have a minimum of 50% of female Ampioneers on each bus.
In addition to their outstanding entrepreneurial skills, the participants will posses sound knowledge in either IT, web design, new media or business development.
THE "AVERAGE" AMPIONEER
ON THE BUS IN 2015
We bring together change makers and tech experts on a 7-day road trip across the continent, to turn business ideas into real projects. We connect our participants with the biggest tech HUBs across 14 African countries and help to build lasting business ties with investors, co-founders and the local startup scene.
Our goal is to empower highly talented entrepreneurs to develop innovative tech solutions and make a positive economic impact in their African communities together with other entrepreneurs from all over the world who want to tap into the fastest growing tech & mobile markets world-wide.
Along the journey, the Ampioneers conceive and launch startups and contribute to creating groundbreaking innovation and a community of top entrepreneurs in Africa.
Each Venture Bus tour culminates in a Grand Final at one of Africa's biggest tech conferences such as Demo Africa in Lagos and AfricaCom in Cape Town, where the participants will pitch on stage to a high-level jury to crown the winner. The best startups have the chance to apply for the 6-month Ampion Fellowship Program including mentorship, a small grant and subsidized office space.
5 BUSES VISITING 16 COUNTRIES / 5 MAJOR CONFERENCES / 25 HUBS