Welcome to the Lab
The Cellcard Lab is a unique platform designed to allow young Cambodians (that’s you) to turn your social business ideas into viable opportunities and ventures. Once you’re a part of the Lab, you’ll learn, be super-inspired and acquire all the expert tips and tricks you’ll need to bring your idea to market.
What is it?
The Cellcard Lab is an intensive 6-weeks business model validation program to turn ideas into viable businesses. During this time, 8 teams of aspiring entrepreneurs will have access to
- Impact Hub work space
- Impact Hub Network
- Mentoring and coaching
- Workshops and tailored business support (every Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm, starting from February 8th for 6 weeks)
At the end of the intensive 6-weeks training, the 8 shortlisted start-ups will pitch their idea in front of a panel of experts. The 3 best teams will be awarded with:
- 1st Prize: $ 5000 in cash + 1 year XG6 Plan
- 2nd Prize: $ 3 000 in cash + 1 year XG6 Plan
- 3rd Prize: $ 2 000 in cash + 1 year XG6Plan
All the winning teams will be also awarded a 3-day exposure trip to visit Microsoft Malaysia and Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC), the biggest start up accelerator in the region. (1 person per winning team will be selected).
Who is this for?
Aspiring entrepreneurs at idea stage, ready and motivated to test the feasibility of their idea to solve a social or environmental issue.
- You are aged 18 to 30 years old
- You want to test the feasibility of your business idea
- You can commit to work on your idea at least part-time (evenings and some weekends are required)
- You speak both Khmer and English
- Your idea must solve a social or environmental issue
- Your idea has to be original
- You have to demonstrate a strong motivation
How to apply
Submit your business idea here, before January 29th – Midnight.
The 8 shortlisted teams will receive a confirmation email on the 1st of February.
Meet the Cellcard Lab Entrepreneurs
Follow their journey by following Impact Hub’s Facebook page.
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Meet your Cellcard Lab Mentors
Mr. Chhunny Noem
Lead Trainer for Cellcard ChangeMaker Program
Ms. Maelle Barbancon
Technical Coordinator for Friends International
Ms. Laura Smitheman
Co-Founder of Impact Hub Phnom Penh
Cellcard Lab's Partners
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