Prise Up - Impactful business support
PRISE’s start-up catalyser (Prise Up) is a component of the World Bank’s PRISE programme. Kicked off in the Maghreb region, the programme provides compact and intense support and training for a cohort of early stage start-ups with their journey towards becoming market-ready investable ventures.
The first programme covers impactful ventures from Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria eager to grow and scale their business.
Experienced technical support
Bootcamps, experts and mentorship sessions on key growth topics delivered by experienced facilitators and global business development experts
Pitching, engaging and networking with investors through the programme and culminating in a pitch day with international investors.
Community and global network
Building a community of Prise Up entrepreneurs and access to a global network of experts, innovators, and programme partners to grow the Prise Up ventures.
News and updates
Read the latest news and insights and watch videos on our activities, supported ventures and entrepreneurs.
We bring you the stories and profiles from and of the businesses that are part of our growing community of entrepreneurs supported.
Meet Dwa Chain
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Welcoming Moroccan ventures
We are happy to announce the Moroccan Prise Up participants for the Maghreb program. Exciting ventures ready to grow and scale: Dwa Chain: An application that allows patients and pharmacists to verify the authenticity of their medication using blockchain technology Solar e Cycles: Lease to…
Mentors, sages and speakers
Prise Up ventures
The day has arrived. Bringing the implementation partners, country teams, Prise Up entrepreneurs and World Bank lead together, building the group and setting and aligning expectations for a great and learning time together.
10+ packed days of workshops and sessions based on the needs shared by the participants. A team of experienced entrepreneurship and growth facilitators paired with external experts and investors delivers the engaging content.
Investor input and advise
A network of international investors and investment experts provides speedy, practical advise and input on what to focus on when identifying, presenting and engaging with investors. The aim is to provide raw, tangible expertise.
Mentorship and sageship
Local mentors and sages supported by country teams provides mentorship and very practical advice on industry or functional topics based on the articulated needs of the entrepreneurs and their businesses.
Pitch and investor day
Pitching to 20+ local, regional and international investors using the input and feedback from the previous to communicate the businesses and their impact. Pitches followed by time to engage with investors.
Continued engagement and support of the Prise Up entrepreneurs who are not alumni in an emerging community and network of Prise Up ventures and team members working with and support fellow entrepreneurs.