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Orange Corners Maputo welcomes new partners Van Oord and Vodacom Mozambique Entrepreneurship and innovation are key drivers of sustainable economic growth as well as creation of decent job opportunities. Van Oord and the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Mozambique started discussions quite some time ago on ways to accelerate positive impact on ...

Join the Orange Corners Alumni Community!
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Join the Orange Corners Alumni Community!

The first meetings of the Orange Corners Alumni Community were held in July of 2021. We conducted a masterclass about export and had the official launch event. But we want more! The ambition is to fully use the potential we have in our middle. We are all entrepreneurs from different countries, widely spread around the ...

Celebrating our entrepreneurs on International Youth Day 2021 #YouthatHeart
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Celebrating our entrepreneurs on International Youth Day 2021 #YouthatHeart

Key take-aways On August 12 2021, the world celebrated International Youth Day (IYD). So did Orange Corners. This special UN day draws attention on issues relevant for the youth and on the ways they can contribute to a more sustainable and prosperous future. IYD 2021 theme of the UN was Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation ...

Kick-off event Orange Corners Alumni Community: Masterclass on ‘Getting Ready to Export’
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Kick-off event Orange Corners Alumni Community: Masterclass on ‘Getting Ready to Export’

We are proud to announce that we have officially launched the Orange Corners Alumni Community on July 1st, 2021 with a festive virtual opening inlcuding the first network sessions for attending alumni. The aim of this community is to offer alumni from all Orange Corners locations an accessible, inspiring and supportive platform where they connect ...

Establishing the foundation of a vibrant Community of Practice across Africa and the Middle East together with YBI
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Establishing the foundation of a vibrant Community of Practice across Africa and the Middle East together with YBI

OCHQ would like to express its gratitude to YBI for their support of the Orange Corners Programme in constructing a Community of Practice, which began in January 2021 and came to a successful close last April. YBI supports young people around the world to start, grow and sustain businesses. As a platform for members to exchange ideas, ...

IT4Kids and BE networks' collaboration with Orange Corners
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IT4Kids and BE networks' collaboration with Orange Corners

Orange Corners is proud to announce a new partnership with IT4Kids & BE Networks. The aim of this partnership is to make IT accessible for young entrepreneurs across Africa and the Middle East. Through this partnership, the two IT partners will bring their collective resources, expertise, network & innovative fundraising model of the IT4Kids Foundation to ...

In-depth interview with CAIA's founder
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In-depth interview with CAIA's founder

We will be the leading destination for venture investment, in thirty years from now!    In 2004, Akiules started scrutinising his student budget and discovered by surprise that he could live in the future if he would pay off recurring monthly payments immediately, such as TV, Internet and phone bills. In doing so, he endeavoured to ...

From the Dutch Orange to the Angolan Angels
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From the Dutch Orange to the Angolan Angels

To foster Angola’s entrepreneurial spirit and create gender equal opportunities, the Orange Corners incubation programme has been up and running in Luanda for the last three years. This programme, supporting young entrepreneurs between the age of 18 and 35 years old, enables them to start and grow their business so they bring innovative good and ...

'AN ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY'
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'AN ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY'

Recently, Orange Corners of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency published its first Orange Corners Progress Report, covering the first four years of the OC programme (2016-2020). The success of the first OC incubation programme in South-Africa in 2016 has paved the way for the  OC programmes in 15 local hubs within 13 countries in 2020, with ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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