Value Creation Challenge 2024 Edition: Everything you need to know

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What is the Value Creation Challenge (VCC)?

The Value Creation Challenge (VCC) is a dynamic incubation program designed to nurture entrepreneurship and drive innovation in Zimbabwe. Powered by Old Mutual in collaboration with Eight2Five, the British Council, and the British Embassy, the VCC provides a supportive platform for aspiring entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas into viable ventures.

Benefits of participating in the VCC:

  • Professional Development: Access to expert mentorship, training, and resources to refine business ideas and strategies.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs, industry experts, investors, and potential collaborators.
  • Financial Support: Eligible startups may receive pre-seed funding to kickstart their ventures.
  • Market Access: Gain exposure and visibility for your business through pitching events and demo days.
Validation and Feedback: Receive valuable feedback and validation for your business concept from experienced professionals.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Startups: Open to early-stage startups with innovative business prototypes or existing businesses with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) that are 0-2 years old.
  • Thematic Areas: Businesses operating in Emerging Industries (value-addition/manufacturing innovation), Innovative Tech (ICT software/hardware innovations), Creative Industries (Fashion, Music & Literature), and Sustainability (circular economy, green energy or climate-tech) are encouraged to apply.
  • Geographical Location: Open to entrepreneurs across Zimbabwe leaving no place and no one behind.

Where to Apply:

To apply for the Value Creation Challenge, interested entrepreneurs can visit and complete the online application form. The application deadline is 25 May 2024, so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to turn your entrepreneurial vision into reality!
For more information and updates, please visit the official VCC website or contact the program coordinators at Join us in shaping the future of entrepreneurship in Zimbabwe through the Value Creation Challenge!

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