HAGGAR VENTURES ACCELERATOR

POWERED BY 249 STARTUPS

Introduction

“Haggar Ventures Acceleration Program” is a 3 months accelerator program (Powered by 249 Startups ) that aims at helping building entrepreneurial skills and capabilities of entrepreneurs supporting them in starting and growing their businesses after having gained the required knowledge and potential seed funding.

Eligibility Criteria to apply:

Sectors : Potential entrepreneurs who have business in ICT, Energy and/or Agriculture

Stage : Early Stage startups

1- Have an idea, research or functional product/service that would leverage one of Technologies in: ICT, Agriculture or Energy fields.

2- Have gained some users/customers or has done a clear customers validation.

3- Have at least a founder that is fully committed to the business.

4- The Startup team should have one Sudanese national at least

5- Have the potential to disrupt or greatly enhance their focus industries.

6- Complete and submit the program’s application form.

DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS IS Friday, August 31, 2018

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FAQs

When are the application will open ?

on Friday 17 August 2018

Which sectors this program focus on ?

Potential entrepreneurs who have business in ICT, Energy and/or Agriculture

What will I get out of being in the Program?

Mentorship: One of the biggest benefits of going through the 249 Startups Program is having access to knowledgeable mentors.  You will have access to the 249 startups & Haggar Group team, seasoned entrepreneurs, experienced investors, and individuals with considerable expertise in their field to give feedback and offer guidance.  We also host numerous talks and fireside chats.  Speakers include top domain experts on important topics such as distribution, design, data, fundraising, and more.

 

Help with Distribution: We have in-house distribution experts that will help you GROW, GROW, GROW.  Whether it’s trigger emails, event-based , SEO,  ads, or creative growth tactics, we’ll help you get your business where it needs to be.

 

Fundraising: Our Program staff is made up of experts with years of experience in fundraising and pitching.  You will learn how to run an effective fundraising process, how and when to talk to investors, and how to effectively tell your story.

 

Access to the IEC/249/Haggar Family: The network consists of over 200 company founders and over 50 mentors.  They come from diverse backgrounds, areas of expertise, and locations.  You’ll connect to a growing list of engineers, designers, marketers, and founders from all around the world.

 

Brand and PR: 249 Startups brand draws an impressive group of people, ranging from investors, strategic corporates, platform partners, press, and even the occasional celebrity.  In addition, we run events and conferences throughout the year through IEC community that are consistently sold out.  All of this means great exposure and visibility for your company.

 

Killer Coworking Space: During the Program you’ll work in the 249 Startups office along with your batchmates for 3 months.  Everyone offers advice, encouragement, and support to help others succeed.  In fact, many founders say the most important relationships they develop while in the  Program are with their batchmates.

 

FUN: The 249startups culture is best described in one hashtag: #Collaborate. This means collaboration and support, creativity, taking risks, embracing failure, transparency, and moving quickly.  We want you to push yourself past your comfort zone and take your company to the next level.  You will work hard but have fun in the process.

Do I need to be there the entire time?

We have very few requirements when it comes to participation in the  Program.  Founders can come and go as they please.  That being said, most workshops, events, and speaker series are not recorded or livestreamed, so if you are not present, you will miss the content.  If you want to get the most out of the program, it’s in your best interest to be here as much as possible.

What type of companies does Haggar - 249 program invest in?

Haggar invests in a three main fields : ICT , Agriculture and/or Energy .

I’ve applied and haven’t heard back! When will I get an answer?

We receive hundreds of applications for each batch and we review each one individually.  We try to respond to everyone with a yes or no, but it could take up to a few weeks to get a response.

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For questions & inquires and partnerships opportunities kindly send email to the program coordinator Shahd@249startups.com