The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) as the Southern Africa Innovation Collective (SAIC) national focal point is hosting BOOSTUP 2022 series, together with SAIC Programme Management Office (PMO). The Boost Up Programme is an early-stage startup support programme aimed at supporting startups that use technology to solve societal challenges. The programme is run by SAIC PMO and has focal points in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia. The Boostup Programme is divided into three phases, namely Set-up training, Standup Pitch Competition, and scale-up Regional Pitch Competition.
The NCRST has partnered with NBII (Namibia Business Innovation Institute at NUST) and GEN Namibia (Global Entrepreneurship Network) regarding coaching, training, mentoring and providing business support to the innovative local entrepreneurs and by implementing the Set-up training in Namibia, from 15-18 August 2022.
The national BOOST UP series will conclude with the Stand Up Pitch competition where 12 startups will pitch their businesses/ideas to a panel of expert judges. The pitch competition is scheduled for Tuesday, 30 August 2022, from 08:00-13:00. It will take place in the NCRST Boardroom.
We are delighted to invite you to serve as an adjudicator of this national event. You are free to support the annual event by offering your service, free of charge to ensure that the 2 best in the class of 2022 are selected.