Apply for 2018 Seedstars Africa Startup Competition and Win up $1m
2018 Seedstars World, the largest startup competition for emerging markets, is back in Africa to scout for the top high growth startups and entrepreneurs and accelerate them on their path to global scaling.
On this 2018 edition of the tour, we will visit over 20+ cities across Sub-Saharan Africa to hosting bootcamps and pitch competitions, Countries such as Mauritius and Zambia, amongst others, will host local competitions for the first time, enlarging the impact of Seedstars mission in the continent. The winner from each country is invited to the final at the Seedstars Global Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to UDS$ 1 Million in equity investment.
Step 1: Make sure you have a venture profile published on the VC4Africa platform with your most recent pitch deck attached.
Step 2: Apply to one of the 22 local events in Africa through the online form.
2) Pitching events
At each Local Event, up to 10 pre-selected startups are invited to pitch in front of an expert jury and quality audience to determine the winner. The event brings together key entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and institutions from the local ecosystem combined with a unique global Seedstars World flavor. The winner of each Local Event gets a free trip to Seedstars World Regional Summit and the Global summit in Switzerland, with a chance to win up to $ 1 Million in equity investment and more in cash and in-kind prizes.
3) Final Event
The winner of each Local Event will be invited to Switzerland to represent his startup and country at the global finals. The Final Event is a weeklong adventure consisting of a bootcamp, international conference and investor forum. It’s an amazing chance to meet with investors, build a global network and grow your business. And don’t forget there is up to USD 1000,000 mln investment on offer to the winning startup and additional money prizes!
There is a prize package consisting of up to $ 1Million in equity investment and more in cash and in-kind prizes. You’ll be exposed to VCs, corporates, and angels searching for investment opportunities.
Coverage & Prestige
All Seedstars World events are heavily covered by local and international press with around 500 articles on us last year. Represent your country at the worldwide Seedstars Summit in front of an international audience.
Partnerships & Family
Join the close-knit Seedstars Family of talented entrepreneurs in 65+ countries. Find potential partners and business opportunities through the community and at the various events.
Learn & Grow
We hand pick top-quality mentors from all over the world with experience in relevant industries. Benefit from the knowledge of corporate leaders, serial entrepreneurs, accelerator directors and investors.
If you get selected for a city event:
- 1 day for the Bootcamp hosted 2 – 3 days before the event
- 1 day for the Local Event
If you win:
7 days, that includes:
- online application
- preparing for pitching event
- traveling and attending the events.
- Maximum 2 years since the founding date
- Maximum USD 0.5m funding
- Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
- Need to use technology to solve a local or regional issue
DATES AND DEADLINES FOR 2018
Zimbabwe Harare June 18 Jun 29 Ghana Accra July 2 Jul 13 Rwanda Kigali July 9 Jul 20 Zambia Lusaka July 23 Aug 3 Nigeria Abuja July 23rd Aug 3 Kenya Nairobi July 30 Aug 10 Nigeria Lagos (Finals) August 6 Aug 17 Uganda Kampala August 13 Aug 24 Senegal Dakar August 27 Sep 7 Botswana Gaborone Sept 3 Sep 14 Ivory Coast Abidjan Sept 3 Sep 14 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam Sept 10 Sep 21 DRC Kinshasa Sept 10 Sep 21 Guinee Bissau Bissau Sept 16 Sep 27 Mozambique Maputo Sept 17 Sep 28 South Africa Johannesburg Sept 24 Oct 5 Cameroon Douala October 1 Oct 12 Angola Luanda October 1 Oct 12 Gambia Banjul October 3 Oct 15 South Africa Cape Town October 8 Oct 19 Mali Bamako October 9 Oct 20 Mauritius Saint Louis October 15 Oct 26 South Africa South Africa Finals October 22 Nov 2
How to Apply>>
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, kindly follow the link below to apply