THE LAUNCH OF SOMETHING EPIC!
Last month, we launched EPIC Cambodia, our 1 year incubation program supporting aspiring social entrepreneurs and startups to launch and grow their business venture! Partnering with Development Innovations, this unique program will be the first in Cambodia to invest in over $20,000 in prototyping budgets, consulting, workspace and stipends in each of the 5 selected social startups. As Cambodia's startup scene is rapidly developing, EPIC aims to provide valuable resources to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to see their venture grow past its early stage.
Impact Hub is now calling for applicants to submit their technology-based impact focussed ideas in which 10 individuals/teams with the strongest potential for sustainable positive impact will be selected for an 8-week incubation program. This stage will involve workshops, bootcamps and tailored coaching which will focus customer discovery and validation, rapid prototyping, finances, marketing and pitching.
Incubation will conclude with a Demo Day in which all 10 individual/teams will present their ideas for the next stage: Acceleration.
Following the Demo Day, the 5 ideas which have shown the most progress, commitment and passion will be selected for 36 weeks of intense Acceleration. They will be assigned a dedicated business mentor to support them throughout this period; have access to a budget for testing, innovating and piloting their technologies and have the time to meet with our network of experts from a range of sectors from technology to product design, business, marketing and finances.
Individuals/teams will also be provided with a stipend to allow them to fully commit to their start-up and with access to Impact Hub Phnom Penh-providing them with not only a space to work but also connection to our dynamic community and be part of an ecosystem where entrepreneurs can thrive!
WHAT MAKES YOU EPIC?
Are you a passionate, motivated and ambitious entrepreneur with a tech-based business idea that can solve a social or environmental problem in Cambodia? Are you in need of support in accessing networks, business know-how and funding? Then we believe you have what it takes to become an EPIC entrepreneur!
Applications are open until the 23rd of September 2016: Apply now