Our aim is to empower the Egyptian entrepreneurial ecosystem through capacity building programs to equip students with relevant business skills and spread awareness regarding the importance of social entrepreneurship and sustainable development.
Discovering and preparing a new generation of uprising entrepreneurs to face the challenging and changing business ecosystem, while supporting their entrepreneurial spirit
With the intention to educate, inspire, and entertain interested students while spreading awareness on the below topics, our three-day bootcamp will consist of both lecture-style sessions and interactive discussions.
Session 1: Our top 30-40 students will be divided into 2 groups of 15-20. Each group will then attend a classroom-style workshop covering details of the competition and informing students on the mentorship schedule, assigning a relevant choice of mentors, while covering topics like business plan writing, financing options, and value propositions
Session 2: The students will be divided into 10 groups of 3-4 and will attend a 1-hour 1-on-1 session with an expert. (Individual groups). Within this session students will present a new or existing business idea to their mentor to develop their idea into a proper business plan while getting access to mentors support, constructive feedback, and a thorough evaluation on the initial pitch.
Session 3: During this session, which will be held in the same format as session 2, each group will present (for a final time) the mock pitch deck to their assigned mentor. This follow up session aims to give participating group the chance to ask questions and implement final changes to improve their business model into a more competitive candidate in preparation for the demo day.
On this day, the 10 individual groups will have around 10 minutes to pitch their start-up idea and business plans to a panel of 4 judges (consisting of Gemini Africa’s CEO, 2 successful entrepreneurs and 2 of the university’s professors), who will evaluate and rate the pitches, while offering constructive feedback to all groups.
This group receives a financial award (15,000EGP) towards there incubation to help them kick off their start-up. (2nd place: 10,000; 3rd place: 5,000) (MONEY)
All 1st, 2nd & 3rd place get an honorable mention in the Gemini Africa quarterly business newsletter for their innovative ideas. (matchmaking)
All 10 groups will receive a signed graduation certificate acknowledging their participation and the skills acquired.
In addition, there will be 2 individually granted awards for summer or part- time internships at Gemini Africa for standing-out students.(mentorship)