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Launch of First Cohort of 2018’s Startup Program

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Date: April 12th, 2018

Venue: AWCCI Conference Room


The First Cohort of 2018’s startup program launched on April 10th 2018 at AWCCI. The program was opened by Ms. Parwarish Oryakhail, the Business Development Services Director of AWCCI, by welcoming the participants and an introduction of the program. The in-class part of the program will last for weeks, three days each week. During these three weeks, startups will learn about Entrepreneurship, Becoming an Entrepreneur, starting a Business, drafting a Business Plan and developing your Marketing Plan, Financial Plan and Operations Plan for your Business. They will also learn about Afghanistan Business Law, Registering a Business and Taxation.

The In-Class part of the program will be followed by a month of mentorship. Startups will be matched with the mentors and they will work jointly on their business plans.

After a month of mentorship, Startups will present their business plans to an investor for getting initial financing through a joint venture for their business. This Program will help Startups to change their idea to a real business.

The first session was facilitated by Ms. Sultana Khaknizhad, the Legal Expert of AWCCI on Afghanistan Business Law. The session was interactive where Ms. Sultana Khaknizhad had a presentation on Afghanistan Business Law, taking questions and concerns of the startups on the law and answering them back.