SABII – Swiss Africa Business Innovation Initiative


SABII is a joint program to foster startup entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa. In a competitive scheme science-based business founders are selected based on their prior experience (own company incorporation, MOOC certificates, course attendance certificates at Higher Education Institutions) to take part in an advanced workshop in Africa. There, they are offered mentoring and are invited to pitch their ideas to a Swiss-African jury. The heads of the most innovative and promising business projects are subsequently invited to Switzerland for a one – week stay to meet with business peers and aquire insights into the local startup ecosystem. The workshops and business weeks are organized with our partners at Venturelab. Embedded in new networks and with the support of local partners in Africa like AfriLabs business creators step up to their next level.

Swiss Venture Week

The successful participants of the Advanced Nairobi Workshop 2018 were invited to the Venture Week Training in Switzerland from 3rd to 6th June 2019.

SABII Swiss Venture Week - Pitch Competition Session
SABII Swiss Venture Week – Pitch Competition Session

Download the Program here (Excel Table).