MTN Cote d’Ivoire has launched the first edition of its startup incubation programme, called Y’ello Startup. The programme is designed to help young entrepreneurs design and deploy innovative digital solutions with a strong impact on the Ivorian socio-economic environment.
Four startups will be selected for the programme by the mobile operator, who will then give them the opportunity to transform their business projects into services for the general public.
MTN Cote d’Ivoire will be offering the startups financing of up to US$9,000, nine months of support by a technical partner and a mentor, access to an equipped and connected workspace, daily coaching sessions, weekly conferences, and access to MTN’s technical platforms.
“The launch of this programme is both an opportunity for young entrepreneurs to be daring to access a brighter world, and for MTN to encourage ambitious initiatives by offering project developers sustainable solutions leads,” said Freddy Tchala, chief executive officer (CEO) of MTN Cote d’Ivoire.