Seedstars World is back with another edition of their invaluable business competition for African startups for emerging markets.
Obviously, their primary objective is to scout for the top high growth startups and entrepreneurs in African and accelerate them on their path to global scaling.
On this 2018 edition of the tour, they plan to visit over 20+ cities across Sub-Saharan Africa to host
The winner from each country will be invited to the final at the Seedstars Global Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to 1 Million USD 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 flavour.
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
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
- travelling 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
|Country||City||Registration Deadline||Event date|
|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|
Do you want to take part in this opportunity? Apply directly on their official website.