The Entrepreneurial Talents' House of Opportunities and Supports (ETHOS), founded in 2015 by the World Bank and SUNY Korea, is a gender-diverse global Information and Communications, Technology (ICT) incubation program that aims to foster and empower ICT entrepreneurs in developing countries and in places challenged by fragility, conflict, and violence, by providing digital skills training. This is the third edition of the program, funded by the Korea World Bank Partnership Facility (KWPF).
To help the ICT start-ups strengthen their businesses in the COVID-19 era, the ETHOS program this year, a fourth-round since establishment, will be provided virtually in a 5-week program in 10-15 countries across the globe. A chance to attend an inbound tour in Korea, one of the leading countries in ICT-led development, will be given to the best performing start-ups.
With 40 hours of intensive online training, mentoring courses, and opportunities to network with VC & the ETHOS alumni, the cohorts will be able to boost their businesses, ensure compliance with best practices in software development, international standards, and cyber safety, while learning to market and pitch their products and services.