Also, SMEs that are open for a commercial and/or partnership deal with innovative post-revenue tech startups operating in verticals such as HR, customer experience, digital marketing, agriculture, health, logistics, clean energy, e-commerce among others are encouraged to apply.
Sample challenges could include: disrupted sales, logistics inefficiencies, poor website engagement and e-commerce conversion rate.
Sample opportunities could include blockchain deployment, a more efficient HR digital system, better KYC, website development & e-commerce setup, digital therapy services for the team to better cope with the pandemic.
As a participant, you will be required to:
- Open to a partnership or commercial deal where feasible.
- Dedicate at least 3-4 hours between 12th October to 16th October to discuss partnership or commercial opportunities during the virtual Market Place Sessions.
- Dedicate at least 1 hour between 19th October to 30th October for virtual Debriefing Sessions.
- Open for further engagement post-program to track the progress of the commercial/partnership deals.
For a startup, you must have a deck (less than 10 slides) showcasing your products/services, and be willing to customize the value proposition to your prospective matched SME(s) where applicable.
SME representatives must be willing to submit some of their pain points and or new horizon opportunities that they are interested in beforehand to allow for suitable matchmaking.
The SME must also avail some of its key decision-makers in the Market Place Sessions to assess synergies, commercial or partnership opportunities, and sign off on deals.
The application deadline is on 4th October. Sounds interesting? Get more details about this here