Open Startup successfully concludes a 3-day training, The TOT for Coaches, bringing together 40 coaches from various organizations, strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Senegal.

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DAKAR, Senegal, October 6, 2023 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/-FThe Training of Trainers for Coaches (TOT for Coaches), a collaborative initiative of Open Startup (OST) in partnership with renowned experts from Columbia University from New York, successfully completed his mission in Senegal. Over three impactful days, this remarkable gathering attracted a diverse assembly of 40 participants, bringing together startups, visionary coaches, ecosystem influencers and valued partners in an inspiring showcase of transformative knowledge exchange.

The agenda has been carefully crafted to strengthen coaching skills and boost support for entrepreneurship. Participants delved deeper into Lean Startup methodology, honed their problem-solving skills, and explored critical aspects of business modeling. The event also featured engaging panel discussions on investment trends and the startup support ecosystem, providing valuable insights into Senegal’s entrepreneurial landscape.

Senegal, with its booming entrepreneurial landscape, benefited from the expertise of Columbia University trainers, who shared their ideas and strategies to provide more effective support to entrepreneurs, thereby boosting business growth and ensuring their success.

A critical element of the TOT was capacity building within Senegal’s entrepreneurship support system. Professionals have been equipped with the tools and knowledge to provide more targeted and effective assistance to emerging businesses and startups. The TOT also served as a unique platform for knowledge exchange, networking, idea sharing and collaboration, thereby contributing to the enrichment of Senegal’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Ms. Houda Ghozzi, CEO of Open Startup, said: “The success of TOT for Coaches in Senegal reaffirms our commitment to nurturing and strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem in this region. We look forward to seeing the positive impact of this training on Senegal’s startup community. » Participants in the TOT program in Senegal received certificates of participation from Columbia Engineering of New York, recognizing their commitment to advancing the region’s entrepreneurial landscape.

Open Startup remains dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of Senegal’s entrepreneurial community while fostering innovation within the ecosystem.

Furthermore; OST is implementing its pre-seed acceleration program in Senegal and the call for applications for early stage start-ups is now open. All interested startups can apply via this link:

The program’s valued partners include AfricaGrow, Columbia Engineering, Columbia Business School, US Embassy Tunis, AfricInvest Group, General Delegation for Rapid Entrepreneurship of Women and Youth – DER/FJ, 3FPT: Professional and Technical Training Financing Fund , Concree (Wecomcom), Dakar American University of Science and Technology (DAUST) and Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique (official) (ESP).

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of the OST.

About the OST:

Open Startup (OST) is a non-profit organization serving as a regional hub for startups in North Africa and the Middle East. The mission of the OST is to foster entrepreneurship and innovation by providing access to resources, networks and mentorship across continents. Through its various programs, OST supports startups and entrepreneurs in the creation and development of their businesses, thus stimulating economic growth and job creation in the region.

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