Seedstars Global Summit in Switzerland is open to countries across Sub-Saharan Africa to participate in the bootcamps and pitch competitions, for the 2018 summit

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.

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.

Worth of Award
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.

Eligibility

Eligible countries are:
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep. Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Eligible field:
Agribusiness, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, Leisure and travel, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene

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

How to Apply
Apply online via their website, click the link below

Deadline: check the website for deadline based on each country

Click here for more details and to apply

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