Orange Corners is an initiative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands which aims to strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit in DR Congo.
The Orange Corners DRC program is a 6-month incubation program that involves the development of entrepreneurial projects/start-ups but also the capacity building of project leaders and founders of start-ups.
The program is deployed by Ingenious City.
- Friendly and equipped space:
Incubates will have access to a friendly and equipped workspace but also to services such as printing and internet access.
- Training session:
Practical workshops where the incubates will acquire various skills and answers to different questions about the management of their business.
- Master Class:
During the Master Class, essential topics concerning startups will be addressed. Experts will share their best practices and experiences to transfer knowledge to participants. A strong emphasis will be placed on concrete ideas that entrepreneurs can immediately apply to their businesses.
- Mentoring :
The Ingenious City team will offer advice and support to incubates during a weekly meeting to help them develop their project and stay focused on their goals.
More than a program, our goal is to create a platform and a community in which young entrepreneurs will be trained to become the business leaders of tomorrow. Our vision is to foster prosperity and stability through innovation.
Our objective :
- Inspiring more than 5,000 young people
- To equip 120 young innovative entrepreneurs with high potential, in particular women;
- Offer a unique and high impact value proposition to young Congolese innovators
You must meet the following conditions to apply for Orange Corners RDC:
- Entrepreneurs between 18 and 35 years old with an innovative business concept established in the DRC
- Graduates from schools or training institutions
- Business project at the ideation stage or business in operation for 1 year
- Project / Company contributing to the SDGs
- Project / Company in the following sectors:
- Food / Agri-business
- Renewable Energies
- Recycling / Sustainable Economy
- Dedicated to your project full time