Warka program launches to excel Ethiopian startups

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xHub Addis in partnership with the British Embassy launch a new incubation program called Warka aimed to support new start-up ideas as well as to incubate existing start-up businesses so as to stimulate and impact the community.
The incubation program is geared to support Ethiopian startups working to solve issues in climate and environmental challenges with a focus on technology. Furthermore, it supports women-led businesses and start-ups that are centered around education, sustainability, mobile money and so on.
The incubation program is funded and supported by the British Embassy in partnership with xHub Addis and the Center for African Leadership Studies (CALS) to promote Ethiopian startups to use technology to solve problems related to climate and the environment.
The program is said to last for 3-5 months encompassing a wide range of training, business development support, mentorship and coaching, seed fund, and much more.
The tech incubation’s launching event was held at the British Embassy on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 with the business incubation program calls for the start-ups slotted from May 4th to June 6th.
Founded in 2014, xHub Addis is an initiative of CALS operating with a mission to incubate, mentor, and coach young entrepreneurs.

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