Global Startup Investment Promotion Agency
An Institute Of
The World Business Angel Investment Forum
An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI)VISIT THE AGENCY VISIT THE GARDEN
WIPA Start-up Exchange programmes are designed to increase the likelihood of successful development of start-ups, high-growth businesses and scale-ups, facilitating growth that is beyond that which each participating company could achieve on its own. Offering value-adding services will be key to WIPA Start-up Exchange’s ability successfully to nurture ambitious businesses, provide them with access to capital, help them grow and scale and generate jobs and wealth.
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The WBAF Investment Promotion Agency (WIPA) has developed Start-up Exchange Programmes, a global framework to support entrepreneurs and start-up founders offering six programmes for entrepreneurs, start-ups, innovators, academics and SMEs, from idea to start-up to scale-up to exit.
The primary functions of the Board are to establish policy guidelines for WIPA’s operations. The Board is instrumental in promoting WIPA and generating awareness and understanding of the WIPA Programmes as an important, forward-thinking economic development tool across the globe.
Global network and expertise of each Executive Committee Member ease access to smart finance, mentorship, know-how and networking for entrepreneurs registered as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the WIPA.
WIPA is committed to (1) stimulating and supporting the establishment and growth of early stage ventures, (2) easing access to finance for entrepreneurs,(3) assisting digital transformation of start-up ventures in the ’new normal’, (4) accelerating the life cycle of early stage companies by compressing years’ worth of learning-by-doing, (5) easing access to quality education, mentorship, coaching and consultancy for entrepreneurs, (6) introducing new markets for global entrepreneurs, (7) easing access to world-class investments for world-class start-ups and qualified investors, (8) introducing new markets for global entrepreneurs, (9) supporting countries for creating National Champions of their start-up ecosystems, (10) increasing financial inclusion, and (11) contributing to job creation and economic development across the world.
The WIPA provides a hybrid incubation experience in a multilingual and multi-cultural environment offering (a) online education (b) support from an individualized strategic advisory board, (c) stock exchange meetups and inter-continental study trips and, (d) support from a corporate governance and SME support center.
This gives participants an opportunity to get to know each other in person, to network, and to gain multi-cultural and inter-continental insights from different capital markets and entrepreneurship ecosystems.
Entrepreneurs-in-Residence accepted for the WIPA Start-up Exchange Programmes are awarded a professional certificate featuring their proficiency level on global entrepreneurship and a personal WIPA Identity Card.
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Strategic Partners of the World Business Angels Investment Forum are some of the world’s top industry leaders representing diverse regions and industries; they are committed to the idea that interaction between multiple stakeholders can be a positive force in creating change. They work in close cooperation with the Forum to help shape regional and global agendas in the global and regional investment markets. Through this cooperation, Strategic Partners contribute to the global knowledge base and benefit from it as they determine the agenda of Forum meetings and develop the focus of Forum initiatives. WBAF has signed strategic collaborative agreements with global and regional institutions to empower the economic development of the world.