The Social and Inclusive Business Camp (SBIC) invites entrepreneurs to apply for the 2021 cohort. SBIC is an acceleration and capacity building programme dedicated to entrepreneurs with an impact project on the African continent and a desire to scale up. It seeks to bring together an active and dynamic community of change agents, therefore promoting networking, collective intelligence, and peer to peer sharing. Since its first cohort in 2017, the SIBC has supported 200 entrepreneurs with a strong social impact in Africa in their transition to scale-up and preparation for fundraising. The programme is organized around four key themes;

  1. Leadership, governance and team: defining better your purpose and mission, structuring your governance, and organizing your teams for successful growth
  2. Scale-up: adapting your business model and building your scale-up strategy to multiply your impact
  3. Environment Social Governance(ESG) & impact: defining your ESG & impact policy and measuring your social performance
  4. Investment readiness: identifying your financing needs, understanding investor expectations, and preparing to raise funds


How will successful applicants benefit?

The successful applicant will benefit from the hybrid support programme, which includes:

  • Four months of remote coaching on a dedicated online platform, alternating interactive virtual classes with international experts, and learning resources to consult autonomously.
  • One week of intensive Bootcamp in Marseille, France, in partnership with the Emerging Valley Summit
  • The possibility for each participant to be followed by a mentor from among the experienced alumni of the programme
  • Networking through integration into an active and ambitious international community of entrepreneurs and networking with investors and financial partners during the Bootcamp.


Who can apply? 

To apply, the company must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a legally registered company
  • Proof of a positive impact in Africa: social or environmental impact, activity serving vulnerable populations and creating jobs for these populations
  • Proof of customers, business turnover, and a balanced economic model or a medium-term profitability objective
  • Have a desire to grow and present a scale-up strategy


How to apply

The application file must be completed here and is comprised of:

  • An application form to be completed (questions on the project leader, the company, its structure, its Impact and its strategy for scaling up)
  • Proof of the legal registration of the company (registration document, articles of association, etc.)
  • Financial statements for the last three years
  • Detailed CV of the project leader
  • If you wish, a pitch deck or a presentation of your company (optional)

Application Deadline: 23rd July 2021

For more information about the programme:  


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