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Presents the, 1 st UGANDA STARTUP CUP A 7 month coaching and mentoring business competition 4 th October 2013 – 4 th April 2014 www.startupcup.com www.uganda.startupcup.com.

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1 Presents the, 1 st UGANDA STARTUP CUP A 7 month coaching and mentoring business competition 4 th October 2013 – 4 th April

2 Uganda - over 78% below 30 8 million youth aged Highest unemployment rates in Sub Saharan Africa. Young Women TARGET POPULATION IN UGANDA

3 Are specifically targets the underserved majority of all startup businesses that lack experience and resources, and intend to stay small and local; Focus on building sustainable businesses by educating entrepreneurs on the universals of designing a viable business model; including accelerated go-to-market strategies, customer development, bootstrap funding techniques, team development, and revenue generation; Provide a locally-driven comprehensive and long-term judging, coaching, and mentoring process involving local business leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs; Increase connection to Global Entrepreneurship Week to organically grow and enhance localized entrepreneurial ecosystems; Increase community collaboration among business leaders, government officials, higher education institutions and business service providers StartUp Cup is unique because we:

4 The 1 st Uganda Startup Cup The StartUp Cup global community is expanding with over 41 StartUp Cups being organized in 36 countries. Our grassroots-based approach to growing entrepreneurs, communities and entrepreneurial ecosystems is proving to be one of the most high impact entrepreneurial programs in the world.

5 1.Competition Kick-Off 2.Competition Process: Short Form Business Model Submissions 3.Judges Business Model Review 4.Top 25 Selection & Notification 5.Top 25 Long Form Business Model Submissions 6.Top 25 Business Model Review & Pre-Judging Activities 7.Top 25 Pitches 8.Top 12 Selection & Notification 9.Top 12 Semifinalists Coaching Sessions 10.Top 12 Semifinalists Revised Business Model Submissions 11.Top 12 Semifinalists Business Model Review 1.Top 12 Pitches 2.Top 7 Finalists Selection & Notification 3.Top 7 Finalists Coaching Sessions 4.Top 7 Finalists Business Model Submissions 5.Top 7 Finalists Business Model Review 6.Top 7 Finalists Pitches 7.StartUp Cup Award Celebration 8.Post Project Evaluation The 1 st Uganda Startup Cup a

6 STARTUP CUP ANTICIPATED UNIVERSITY REACH : SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS GULU UNIVERSITY MBARARA UNIVERSITY MAKERERE UNIVERSITY IUIU UNIVERSITY NB: 25 PARTICIPANTS /UNIVERSITY People starting businesses are purpose-based consumers and are very brand loyal. An open to all 6 month business model competition. Country Wide Participation

7 REWARD TOP TALENT Merchandising and Sales Opportunities By licensing jerseys, caps, T-shirts and competition related items you can advertise your brand and recoup a portion of investment. INCREASE COMMUNITY EQUITY Entertain Clients, Employees, etc. Reward top talent by involving team members in employee events, give-always, etc. Also include community partnerships and customer activities. STARTUP CUP SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS BUILD YOUR BRAND Increase Company Visibility a unique opportunity for increased corporate identification, exposure and brand awareness. BE AN ACTIVE AND VISIBLE 7 month business model competition that is set to be a media sensation. ENTERTAIN KEY CUSTOMERS Target Preferred Customers By encouraging participation in the competition to select target markets, you can leverage team relationship and offerings.

8 Anticipated numbers per event 35 participants and at least 100 spectators and facilitators per university. Online, Radio, TV Coverage Co-host events press briefs with us. An open invitation to be a thought leader for our local events. Guest blog posts, video promotion. STARTUP CUP SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

9 Going to market and generating revenue. Sharing their compelling business model story. Product/service in filling a need or solving a problem. Clear target market and identifying the market. Target customers and gaining feedback. Bootstrapping startup practices. Solid financial model that works Being flexible and listening to coaching feedback in order to modify and adjust business model assumptions. StartUp Cup Entrepreneurs are rewarded for:

10 Startup Cup International platform Partners The Uganda StartUp Cup will be a featured event of Global Entrepreneurship week. GEW Nov. 2012, Youth Business International hosted Week in the UK, in partnership with Barclays. 279,500 people attended over 3,200 events, organised by 532 partner organisations - a 30% increase on the 2011 campaign. Run by a wide range of partners including the public sector, SMEs, schools/FE colleges, universities and not-for- profit organisations. Global Entrepreneurship Week is the worlds largest campaign to promote year it plays a critical role in encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs to consider starting up their own business

11 Objectives To promote the entrepreneurial spirit among young people through the provision easily accessible venture startup resources. networking pre-company /organization launch coaching, finance and business coaching, mentorships meaningful apprenticeships. internet photo Innovative solutions for African Ventures was founded in lieu of the dire unemployment issues youth are facing. ICTs coupled with Entrepreneurship as primal tool for development. to aid and encourage entrepreneurship as the engine fuelling - innovation, - employment generation - and economic growth - Registered company. i-venture Africa is

12 MISSION : To promote the entrepreneurial spirit and own initiatives among youth through providing business resources for innovative new business youth ventures. VISION: A flourishing first world African economy through sustainable entrepreneurship training & Promotion

13 Increasing the quantity and quality of entrepreneurs Building and expanding entrepreneurial networks. Maximizing local synergies and increased collaboration among entrepreneurial service providers. Visible recognition and reward of entrepreneurial behaviors StartUp Cup goes beyond the creation of jobs through startups. The StartUp Cup achieves these other important community objectives:

14 Mentors & Coaches from Media Analyst in addition to publicity for the first year of startup Cup. Mentorship for the event & Coaches from Media Analyst in addition to publicity for the first year of startup Cup. Mentors & Coaches from some of the Uganda Mozilla Group. Mozilla is a global, organization dedicated to making the Web better. Participating Teams will win subsidized digital advertising consultancy for their goods and services from TXI advertising in conjunction with i-venture Africa (Branding and advertising concepts). SPONSORSHIP PLEDGES

15 NGOs who work in any aspect of entrepreneurship promotion. Colleges and universities Corporations who consider promoting entrepreneurship to be an important goal – CSR or mainstream business Foundations who work in promoting entrepreneurship. Investors and financial institutions Government bodies Who may Partner ?

16 We appreciate contributions to StartUp Cup in any form. In-Kind donations are needed for catering, loaned staff, printing, venues, Transportation etc. In-Kind Sponsorship Opportunities Print and Media-Based Promotions: Recognition at all StartUp Cup events Mention in press releases and media outreach Logo placement on all promotional and marketing materials On Website & s: Priority Logo on all s related to the StartUp Cup Placement on the StartUp Cup webpage Direct link to your corporate webpage Engage media with I-venture Africa Silver Prize Money- US$1000 Print and Media-Based Promotions: Recognition at all StartUp Cup events Mention in press releases and media outreach Logo placement on all promotional and marketing materials On Website & s: Priority Logo on all s related to the StartUp Cup Placement on the StartUp Cup webpage Direct link to your corporate webpage Engage media with I-venture Africa Gold Prize Money- US$5000

17 MEET THE TEAM Baguma Tinkasiimire (Team Leader ) Secretary General United Nations Association of Uganda Mark Kaheru ( Mentor ) Media Analyst Allan Ananura ( Founder ) TXI advertising Kisakye Winnie I-venture Africa Kasagama Ivan (Operations Manager ) TXI advertising

18 THANK YOU I-Venture Africa P. o. Box 2404 Kampala, Uganda


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