Step 1: Make sure you have a venture profile published on VC4Africa platform with your most recent pitch deck attached.
Step 2: Apply to one of the 15 local events in Africa through the online form.
2) Pitching events
At each Local Event, the top 10-15 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 the Final Event and loads of cool tech 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 1.5 mn in equity investment on offer to the winning startups.
1 day for the Local Event + 7 days if you are selected for the Final Event in Switzerland.
- Maximum 2 years since founding date
- Maximum USD 0.5m funding
- Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
Dates and deadlines
|City||Event Date||Application Deadline|
|Maputo||May 26th||May 16th|
|Cape Town||June 30th||June 20th|
|Johannesburg||July 17th||July 3rd|
|Lagos||July 31st||July 12th|
|Accra||August 5th||July 15th|
|Abidjan||August 12th||July 22nd|
|Kigali||August 26th||July 29th|
|Kampala||September 10th||August 22nd|
|Nairobi||October 2nd||September 18th|
|Addis Ababa||October 8th||September 20th|
|Cairo||October 18th||October 4th|
|Dar Es Salaam||November 10th||October 13th|
|Dakar||November 16th||October 19th|
|Algiers||November 21st||September 24th|
|Gaborone||November 27th||November 14th|
|Application deadline||November 28|
|Organizer||Seedstars World Competition Organizer|
|Targets||Algeria, Botswana, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda|
|Sectors||Retail and wholesale, Agribusiness, Automotive, Banking, Clean technology, Computer hardware, Computer software, Construction, Creative, media and entertainment, Diversified services, E-commerce, Education, Electronics, Financial services, Food and beverage, Healthcare, Insurance, Internet, Leisure and travel, Manufacturing, Mobile, Real estate, Renewable energy, Telecom, Transport and logistics, Utilities, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene|