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StartMe Up

Date: September 29, 2017


Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are crucial to fostering economic and social development of the Republic of Mauritius. Unfortunately, failure rate of small new businesses is high in their initial years. This is mostly due to lack of experience of the entrepreneur and to insufficient support mechanisms for start-up companies.
To address these setbacks, Government has set in place a wide range of policies as outlined in the Budget Speech 2016-2017 . One of these measures is the creation of the National SME Incubator Scheme (NSIS) with a view to contribute to the establishment and reinforcement of a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Republic of Mauritius.

StartMeUp is a public private partnership initiative spearheaded by the Mauritius Research Council (MRC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED), and six Accredited Private Sector Business Incubators to create a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem in Mauritius.


Who can apply


Individuals having Innovative business ideas, early-stage startups,
established startups and SMEs willing to expand their business 



Instructions to Candidates 

For instructions, please click here

For guidelines, please click here



NSIS Accredited Incubators












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