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    2018 Seedstars Africa Startup Competition for high growth startups and entrepreneurs ( $500,000 in equity investment & Funded to Final in Switzerland)



    Program dates
    June 18 – November 2, 2018
    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

    Applications

    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.

    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.

    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!
    Seedstars Global Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to UDS$ 1 Million in equity investment.
    Benefits:
    Equity Investment
    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.

    Criteria

    • 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

    Country

    City

    Registration Deadline

    Event date

    ZimbabweHarareJune 18Jun 29
    GhanaAccraJuly 2Jul 13
    RwandaKigaliJuly 9Jul 20
    ZambiaLusakaJuly 23Aug 3
    NigeriaAbujaJuly 23rdAug 3
    KenyaNairobiJuly 30Aug 10
    NigeriaLagos (Finals)August 6Aug 17
    UgandaKampalaAugust 13Aug 24
    SenegalDakarAugust 27Sep 7
    BotswanaGaboroneSept 3Sep 14
    Ivory CoastAbidjanSept 3Sep 14
    TanzaniaDar Es SalaamSept 10Sep 21
    DRCKinshasaSept 10Sep 21
    Guinee BissauBissauSept 16Sep 27
    MozambiqueMaputoSept 17Sep 28
    South AfricaJohannesburgSept 24Oct 5
    CameroonDoualaOctober 1Oct 12
    AngolaLuandaOctober 1Oct 12
    GambiaBanjulOctober 3Oct 15
    South AfricaCape TownOctober 8Oct 19
    MaliBamakoOctober 9Oct 20
    MauritiusSaint LouisOctober 15Oct 26
    South AfricaSouth Africa FinalsOctober 22Nov 2

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