Swakopmund Pop-Up Camp opens
29 December 2020 | Business
With the year drawing to a close, as is tradition, people travel to the coast to escape the heat, and ambitious entrepreneurs and start-ups are no exception. That is why this year the people of Start-up Namibia and Basecamp are opening a ‘pop-up’ entrepreneurial base in Swakopmund.
Offering expertise, guidance and advice in a dynamic space, the pop-up camp is located at the Atrium Lifestyle Centre on Hendrik Witbooi Street in Swakopmund.
Entrepreneurs and start-ups never sleep whilst trying to fulfil their ambition of being a successful and viable business. And now there is a way to feed the entrepreneurial mind whilst at the coast!
The coast was impacted severely by the pandemic, with many businesses shutting down. Thus, supporting budding businesses and ideas will start the coast on the road to recovery.
Stimulating the ecosystem and supporting businesses can aid them in exploring and expanding into the new markets driving the turnaround for the coastal region.
Entrepreneurs are encouraged to take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and the professional advice on offer, as December is the perfect time to take a business idea, business plan or product or service to the next level and develop your entrepreneurial drive.
Windhoek-based Victoria Nanny Agency and Chommie Bites will make use of the collaborative and start-up space to explore opportunities of expanding to the coastal region.
“We found that everything is always Windhoek-centric, however, entrepreneurs are everywhere in Namibia. We felt that establishing a pop-up camp at the coast over the summer would kickstart the entrepreneurial spirit at the coast.
“We urge people to drop by and discuss their ideas and perhaps we can assist them in taking their idea to the next level,” said Kirstin Wiedow of Basecamp.
StartUp Namibia is a joint Namibian-German technical cooperation project for Sustainable Economic Development, implemented by the Namibian Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development and Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).