Located in the Indian Ocean, just off the African coast, Mauritius boasts sapphire waters, gorgeous beaches, hikes with stunning views, a multitude of water sports, boat trips to perfect islets, fabulous botanical gardens, fishing villages and colonial plantations – we could go on for a while. Apart from all that, the island also has a fast growing entrepreneurial ecosystem and is a great spot for location independent professionals.

Mauritius was made first and then heaven; and heaven was copied after Mauritius.

— Mark Twain

We’ve picked an amazing venue for our first Project Getaway event in Mauritius: the only eco safari lodge on the island. Set along the river, within canoe distance of a gorgeous waterfall and the crystal 22kms lagoon of Ile aux Cerfs, Otentic is a truly special place.

You will be spending three full weeks working and adventuring with hand-picked, like minded people in this inspiring, chore-free environment.

They generate their own energy and sort their waste and harvest rainwater. The place is built exclusively from wood and recycled materials. And it looks like this:

All Included

Project Getaway is a not-for-profit initiative.
You will get free access to all the following!

  • Three delicious meals/day cooked by acclaimed local chefs
  • On site co-working spaces with internet access
  • Unlimited coffee, tea & fresh juices
  • Laundry service
  • House cleaning
  • Massages
  • Unlimited pool use
  • Free activities provided at the venue: kayak, paddle surf, mountain bikes
  • Great hikes in proximity to the main complex with stunning view points
  • Bikes, driver and car for group activities
  • Unlimited sun, sand and awesomeness 🙂

Our Most Exciting Events
Included In The Package!

Business & Networking Events

  • Pitching workshop
    A polished pitch can make THE difference, so we partnered up with a local institute to provide you with the most fun and hands-on workshop on this topic.
  • Pitch-a-thon
    After working hard on our pitches the week before, this will be show time! Get ready for all the scrutiny, it will pay off down the line in funding, partners and great teams!
  • Startup Grind powered by Google for Entrepreneurs
    SG has become a household name as a global community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs – and we are joining forces with their local chapter in doing just that, during this insightful one day event!
  • Co-working spaces tour
    We will visit a selection of 3 unique co-working spaces on the island and explore the startup community.
  • Being a (female) entrepreneur in Mauritius
    An intriguing talk given by Marie-Noëlle Elissac-Foy, the owner of “The Talent Factory”, who will share from her experience as a (female) entrepreneur in Mauritius.
  • What’s up with the local startup ecosystem?
    Vincent Pollet and Louis Oberlé, partners at www.ict.io, will present at PG to give you insights into the exciting entrepreneurial initiatives happening in Mauritius!
  • Mauritian solutions presentation
    Curious to know what solutions Mauritian companies can offer to support your company’s operations? We’ll hear from several of solution providers about the enterprise solutions (CRM,ERP, e-filing) developed on the island.

Adventures & Social Events

  • Welcome dinner & Sega performance
    We’ll welcome the lucky PG participants in Mauritius with a special dinner: delicious local dishes and a traditional Sega performance!
  • Snorkeling & BBQ day at a jaw-dropping lagoon
    We’re off to the gorgeous Ile Aux Cerfs (Deer Island) for the day, to get know each other better, enjoy one of the world’s most beautiful sandy beaches, snorkel to get a taste of the rich underwater world and have a BBQ on board of a catamaran!
  • Safari
    A fantastic opportunity to meet some of the world’s most majestic creatures in their natural habitat: big cats, giraffes, 1500 exotic birds, zebras, African antelopes, we’ll say “Hello!” to all of them!
  • West Coast Tour
    Surrealistic dunes of 7 different colours, a 90m twin waterfall and sunset drinks at a hugely popular outdoor restaurant – all in one afternoon.
  • Rum tasting at Château de Labourdonnais
    A gorgeous grand mansion built in 1859 will host us for a tasting of rum and exotic fruit jams – and a trip to the XIX century.
  • Brunch & hang out by the pool at “Le Off”
    The best brunch on the island: great, insightful conversation with a side of eggs benny – the next big ideas come easier accompanied by a great dessert!
  • Farewell party
    We’ll channel our inner Lady Gagas, Michael Jacksons, Eminems and say goodbye to the island in style!

Network with Inspiring People

Everyone joining you at PG is inspiring, passionate and lots of fun!

Here is a random pick of the people you’ll meet, network and collaborate with during PG Mauritius this year.

Stine Mølgaard Sørensen is an acclaimed digital strategist, blogger, editor and co-founder from Denmark.
Stine Mølgaard Sørensen is an acclaimed digital strategist, blogger, editor and co-founder from Denmark.
Diogo dos Reis Ruiz from Brazil is the co-founder and owner of Asteroide Filmes, a film production company based in Curitiba.
Diogo dos Reis Ruiz from Brazil is the co-founder and owner of Asteroide Filmes, a film production company based in Curitiba.
Alisa founded and owns a social media consulting and has recently launched a new coaching venture.
Alisa founded and owns a social media consulting and has recently launched a new coaching venture.
Nandu Tangella is a passionate Human Computer Interaction practitioner specialized in Visual and Interaction Design, Sketch, InVision, HTML5, CSS3, SASS, JavaScript, AngularJS, Bootstrap.
Nandu Tangella is a passionate Human Computer Interaction practitioner specialized in Visual and Interaction Design, Sketch, InVision, HTML5, CSS3, SASS, JavaScript, AngularJS, Bootstrap.

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

Here are what past participants have to say about PG:

“The inspiration you get from being with such an incredible group of people is invaluable. Add to that the most enjoyable locations and adventure and there is really not much else to ask for!”
Kristian

Kristian Dupont Knudsen, Founder Mymee, FNA and CherryTomato

“The mentorship I received from professional investors, VCs, and other savvy tech entrepreneurs who made it to the compound regularly was also invaluable. Most importantly, during the month you can develop true friendships that can last a lifetime”
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Ike Stranathan, Founder Staff Virtual

“Project Getaway exceeded all expectations. I still feel inspired by the people I met in 2010. Sometimes I see it as the best investment of my life, both personally and financially”
schelle

Tobias Schelle, Founder 24slides.com

“So interesting to see the companies that have come out of Project Getaway every year”
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Kristian Holte, Co-founder Qontra

Prices n’ Perks

Project Getaway is a not-for-profit initiative

The entire revenue goes into creating the best possible experience for you

Shared GetawayGreat for back packers
$2,800 Including 3 full meals and drinks every day during the entire event!

Shared 50m2 eco safari lodge with private bathroom (2 people) and terrace at the main complex.
(+150 USD for double bed)

One spot left!
Getaway ExperienceGreat for any entreprenurial adventurer
$3,500 Including 3 full meals and drinks every day during the entire event!

Your own bedroom and bathroom 2 minutes by foot from the main complex.

One spot left!
Chalet ExperienceGreat for privacy-loving adventurers
$3,650 Including 3 full meals and drinks every day during the entire event!

Your own private chalet (2 rooms, terrace and bathroom) under the mango trees at the main complex.

Deluxe GetawayThe ultimate Project Getaway experience
$4,350 Including 3 full meals and drinks every day during the entire event!

Your own 50m2 eco safari lodge with private bathroom and terrace at the main complex.