Cambodian entrepreneurs encounter various obstacles such as limited access to finance, business support, human capital, and markets. In response to these challenges, the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC), an entrepreneurship-support organization, established the CJCC Accelerator Program (CJAP) in 2018. The program aims to address these challenges by partnering with Cambodian business associations, skilled business owners, Cambodian and Japanese mentors and lecturers, and a Japanese crowdfunding platform.
The Purpose and Content of the program
The CJAP program is to grow the investment ready entrepreneurs through providing the business capacity development as well as creating the fundraising opportunities with Cambodian Business Association, impact investors and Japanese Companies. To achieve the program’s objectives, we design the program into two main phases:
First Phase is to develop business capacities
Participants learn to develop their business capacities from intensive workshops, peer to peer mentoring from experts (optional), and support from the CJAP coordinators.
Second Phase is to provide business matching and fundraising opportunity
Participants will participate in an online demo day, pitching opportunities with Cambodian business association and Japanese companies, business matching and fundraising support for business expansion, and boot camp opportunity with CJAP colleagues, alumni, trainers and coordinators to improve their pitching and presentation skills.
About First Phase's Activities
Business professionals from CJAP mentor network provide mentoring based on a request from the participants.
Pitching Practice Session
The program design this session with the purpose of
Building confidence and readiness of business pitching
Getting advices from financial specialists to improve pitching
Training And Sharing Sessions
Exchange knowledge and experience with Cambodian business owners.
About Second Phase's Activities
Online Demo Day
Pitch to local Business Associations as well as Japanese Companies
Get advices from business professionals
Network sessions with talented business managers
Opportunities to join one week Japan visit to accelerate your business by looking for potential investors and potential business collaborators supported by CJCC coordinators, trainers and mentors.
Business matching and Fundraising support
Opportunities of business matching with Japanese and Cambodian companies
Opportunities get support to develop the fundraising plan and find the fundraising opportunities depending on the interests from the potential investors