249Startups / Orange CornersSD

Orange Corners Sudan

Orange Corners Sudan is an initiative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Implemented by 249Startups in collaboration with leading private sector companies: El-Nefiedi Group, Haggar Group, United Capital Bank, Saleh Yagoub Group, and Tirhal. The Program aims to develop and strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Sudan by providing a 6-month incubation program that offers the necessary opportunities, skills, and access to markets to enable the youth to develop their business concepts and become successful entrepreneurs. Supported by OCIF and Funding of up to 5000 Euro per participant and further access to Growth Funding of up to 50,000 Euro . At the same time, Orange Corners Sudan serves as a bridge between these innovative entrepreneurs and the private sector, which offers a great benefit to all partners involved.


What are the selection criteria?

  • Aspiring Sudanese Entrepreneur residing in Khartoum State during the whole full program period.
  • The age must be between 18 and 35 years old.
  • A student or graduate of a well-known knowledge institution.
  • Have a validated innovative business idea, or a start-up not more than two years in the Market.
  • The product or service responds to a local challenge/s in Sudan and is linked to the sustainable development goals.
  • Going to commit Full-time to the business & the program by attending all activities throughout the program period, if selected.
  • Disciplined and a great commitment to work on the idea or project.
  • The idea or business be must be within the main priority themes :
      • Agriculture, food and Animal production Track
      • Digital transformation and financial inclusion Track
      • Logistics and supply chain Track
      • Energy and Mining Track
      • Health Track
      • Education Track
      • Manufacturing Track
      • Entertainment, arts and culture Track
      • Social Inclusion Track

How can I apply?

All Applications must be through submitted the APPLY NOW button on this website

What are the benefits of this programe for me?

Throughout the 6 months, the program offers a wide range of trainings and workshops on topics such as developing business plan, marketing, sales and growth, product development, technology, financial analysis and attracting investments, and others. It also provides networking opportunities with the business community inside and outside Sudan, coaching and mentoring through a very large network of entrepreneurs inside and outside Sudan.
In addition to providing a supporting space to work with internet, electricity and all the necessary logistical needs within the 249Startups business hub

When will I know if I’m selected? and Does the program provides Funding ?

After the review process of the application , shortlisted applicatns will be called for interviews, successful applicants will be contacted via email.
Yes . Seed Funding of up to 5000 Euro is provided for each participant accepted into the incubation program through the Orange Corners Innovation Fund to support them to focus on building successful business .

When does the programe start?

The Application for the fourth batch of Orange Corners Sudan are now Accepting Applications . You can APPLY NOW to the Program . The selection Phase will start on the beginning of June, and the Orange Corners program Kickoff is scheduled to start in August 2021

What are the costs of participation?

There is no participation fees for the program, Selected Participants join in by Scholarships . The program is funded By the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Sudanese Private Sector Partners.