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Opening of OCIF Management Applications
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Opening of OCIF Management Applications

OCIF Management Applications have opened on the website of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. The Orange Corners Innovation Fund (OCIF) has been initiated with the aim to improve access to finance for early-stage startups that are enrolled in the Orange Corners incubation- and acceleration programmes. The fund enables these companies to scale and develop innovative solutions ...

Publication report on Female Entrepreneurship Côte d'Ivoire by Catalystas Consultancy
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Publication report on Female Entrepreneurship Côte d'Ivoire by Catalystas Consultancy

In autumn 2020, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs commissioned Catalystas Consultancy to carry out a study on the entrepreneurship ecosystem and its effects on women in Côte d’Ivoire for the Private Sector Development Toolkit, which operates as an intstrument for the international department of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (NEA). Catalystas Consultancy is a consultancy ...

IWD2021 Salma Bougarrani - Challenging gender stereotypes in STEM
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IWD2021 Salma Bougarrani - Challenging gender stereotypes in STEM

CEO of Green Watech – Orange Corners Morocco Meet Salma Bougarrani. Salma is the CEO of Green Watech, an company the develops and produces a new generation of patented, innovative, low-cost, ecological and efficient water filters for the treatment and re-use of waste water from rural communities and decentralised sites. Because sanitation in Morocco, especially ...

Introducing: ‘La Caravane Orange Corners’ Morocco
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Introducing: ‘La Caravane Orange Corners’ Morocco

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Orange Corners have launched a new concept ‘La Caravane Orange Corners’ at Orange Corners Morocco in collaboration with our new partner Bidaya which was presented during an official launch event on February 12th, 2021. This new ‘moving’ variation of the Orange Corners programe will take place ...

MEET THE WINNERS OF OCIF NIGERIA TRACK II
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MEET THE WINNERS OF OCIF NIGERIA TRACK II

Last month, we were able to congratulate another group of succesful participants of the Orange Corners Innovation Fund (OCIF) at Orange Corners Nigeria. The OCIF aims to improve access to finance for early-stage startups that are enrolled in the Orange Corners incubation- and acceleration programmes. This enables the winning entrepreneurs to scale their business and ...

LESSONS LEARNED ABOUT FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP - by Carol Nader
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LESSONS LEARNED ABOUT FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP - by Carol Nader

Becoming an entrepreneur takes a lot of perseverance and a great passion for your idea. This is even more necessary as a female entrepreneur in a male-dominated ecosystem. However, there are numerous examples of successful female business owners who have flourished despite an unsupportive culture. Luckily, I have had the great opportunity to dive into ...

Orange Corners presents the #CounteringCovid series
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Orange Corners presents the #CounteringCovid series

COVID-19 has impacted the world as we know it. Whereas for the coronavirus pandemic (social) distance is needed, it is also uniting us more than ever. Times of chaos can bring out the best in humanity. It’s inspiring to see how people are working together for global solidarity and coming up with creative responses to ...

THE DECADE OF TRANSFORMATION - OUR ENTREPRENEURS AND THE SDG's
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THE DECADE OF TRANSFORMATION - OUR ENTREPRENEURS AND THE SDG's

At Orange Corners we believe in building a better world through entrepreneurship. We believe in young people with dreams, visions and the determination to take action and contribute to a prosperous, sustainable and inclusive society. In the light of SDG action day, the following feature celebrates some of the many Orange Corners entrepreneurs that are ...

NATIONAL START-UP ACT DRC : THE VOICE OF THE YOUTH MATTERS!
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NATIONAL START-UP ACT DRC : THE VOICE OF THE YOUTH MATTERS!

Orange Corners has been supporting young entrepreneurs in DRC through its incubation programme since 2019. The second cohort just started and the incubatees are learning and growing a lot in the 6 month programmes, implemented by our brilliant local service provider IngeniousCity. However, for a young entrepreneur to start a successful company in DRC that ...

YOUTH AT HEART VIRTUAL FORUM: KEY-OUTTAKES PRE-SESSIONS
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YOUTH AT HEART VIRTUAL FORUM: KEY-OUTTAKES PRE-SESSIONS

On 2 November 2020, the Youth at Heart Virtual Forum took place. This was exciting virtual event organised by the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs where several interesting and pressing Youth-related topics were discussed. During the event 1700+ participants from over 100 countries joined 23 sessions that over 75 organisations have organised. In the run-up ...

GLOBALISATION, DIGITALISATION AND THE FUTURE OF WORK AND SKILLS
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GLOBALISATION, DIGITALISATION AND THE FUTURE OF WORK AND SKILLS

We realize these are a lot of buzzwords in one title. Nevertheless, the consequences of globalisation and digitalisation are going to be felt in every aspect of our daily lives, our societies and our economies. It is crucial to understand how to respond to the questions they involve: will the next wave of globalisation and ...

ORANGE CORNERS LAUNCHES PILOT INNOVATION FUND
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ORANGE CORNERS LAUNCHES PILOT INNOVATION FUND

Recently Orange Corners has launched the Orange Corners Innovation Fund (OCIF). The OCIF aims to improve access to finance for early-stage startups that are enrolled in the Orange Corners incubation- and acceleration programmes. The OCIF enables them to scale their business and develop innovative solutions to local challenges that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). ...

7 KEY INSIGHTS ON INNOVATION
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7 KEY INSIGHTS ON INNOVATION

KEY INSIGHTS FROM LEADERS IN INNOVATION Collaboration and innovation are key! Especially with the speed at which today’s world moves. After visiting our partners at Unilever, Tony Chocolonely, Friesland Campina and Heineken, as well as THNK School of Creative Leadership and startup accelerators such as Rockstart, here are the insights on innovation they would like to share with ...

ORANGE CORNERS RECEIVES AWARD FOR POSITIVE INFLUENCE
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ORANGE CORNERS RECEIVES AWARD FOR POSITIVE INFLUENCE

The international magazine MONOCLE – a leading media brand on global affairs – has selected The Netherlands as winner of a Soft Power Award 2019, based on their embassy programmes that support entrepreneurship, among which Orange Grove and Orange Corners. These plaudits go to the embassies and institutions that bring across positive change and values in other ...

OFFICIAL OPENING OF ORANGE CORNERS NIGERIA
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OFFICIAL OPENING OF ORANGE CORNERS NIGERIA

On Wednesday 10 July, Orange Corners Nigeria celebrated the start of its first six-month incubation programme for Nigerian entrepreneurs in Lagos. The programme provides 20 talented young innovators with expert training and mentorship as well as access to facilities, networks and supply-chains to start and grow their company. Orange Corners Nigeria is an initiative of ...

NIGERIA START-UP CHALLENGE
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NIGERIA START-UP CHALLENGE

CALLING ALL AGRO-FOOD AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES INNOVATORS! Are you: A Dutch startup – or based in the Netherlands – and do you have a solution for a challenge related to one of the SDGs and relevant to the Nigerian context? Active in the agro-food sector or do you offer a solution that contributes to the theme “sustainable cities and circular solutions”? Excited to travel ...

JOIN THE ONE YOUNG WORLD SUMMIT 2019 WITH THE DUTCH MFA
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JOIN THE ONE YOUNG WORLD SUMMIT 2019 WITH THE DUTCH MFA

Do you care about youth employment and have you had an active role in promoting it? Are you aged between 18 and 34? And would you like to come to the One Young World Summit in London from 22 to 25 October, and an additional pre-Summit programme in the Netherlands on 21 October?  Then apply now ...

HOW THE  SYRIAN CONFLICT INFLUENCES ENTREPRENEURSHIP
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HOW THE SYRIAN CONFLICT INFLUENCES ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The hardships and destruction war can leave in people’s lives are all to familiar across the globe. The last few years have been marked as the largest refugee crisis. In 2017, over 65 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced because of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations according to the numbers of the UN ...

ORANGE CORNERS SUDAN WELCOMES THREE MAJOR SUDANESE PARTNERS
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ORANGE CORNERS SUDAN WELCOMES THREE MAJOR SUDANESE PARTNERS

On 24 January, Orange Corners Sudan celebrates the start of its first six-month incubation programme for 20 Sudanese entrepreneurs in Khartoum. The programme in Sudan is executed by entrepreneurship platform 249 Startups and in partnership with Sudanese companies: Haggar Group, Elnefeidi Group and Salih Abdelrahman Yagoub group. These Sudanese companies are motivated to help build new ...

A MELHOR FORMA DE PREVE O FUTORO É CRIÁ-LO
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A MELHOR FORMA DE PREVE O FUTORO É CRIÁ-LO

Há três anos, a quando da minha chegada a Moçambique constatei que a maioria dos jovens não viam com bons olhos o empreendedorismo como porta de entrada para o mercado de trabalho. Deste modo, os estudantes preferiam procurar emprego em grandes empresas ou no governo, algo que hoje é diferente. Esta mudança de mentalidade, tem ...

OPENING TSHIMOLOGONG TECH INCUBATOR 2018
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OPENING TSHIMOLOGONG TECH INCUBATOR 2018

Orange Corners opens its third hub in the Tshimologong Tech Incubator in Johannesburg on February 6, 2018. This exciting moment is combined with the launch of the 2018 programme and the graduation of the class of 2017. Orange Corners, an initiative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in partnership with top-tier Dutch businesses, assists South-African ...

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