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 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
|Tunis||May 18th||May 4th|
|Cape Town||May 27th||May 13th|
|Durban||June 8th||May 24th|
|Soweto||June 14th||May 30th|
|Johannesburg||June 30th||June 21nd|
|Gaborone||Nov 4th||Oct 24th|
|Maputo||July 15th||July 8th|
|Luanda||July 27nd||July 17th|
|Dakar||Oct 14th||Sept 30th|
|Abidjan||August 29th||August 17th|
|Accra||August 21st||August 11th|
|Lagos||August 11 th||July 26th|
|Bamako||September 4th||August 24th|
|Addis Ababa||September 14th||Sept 4th|
|Dar Es Salaam||September 24th||Sept 16th|
|Kampala||September 30th||September 22nd|
|Nairobi||October 7th||Oct 1st|
|Kigali||Dec 6th||Nov 25th|
|Cairo||October 22nd||October 8th|
|Harare||October 30th||Oct 20th|
|Algiers||October 8th||October 2nd|
|Application deadline||December 31|
|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|
Hello, I want to ask concerning the 2016 seedstars world coming up soon. My startup has never received any founding, can i still apply for the competition?
This is excellent for the tech start-up eco-system.
Am glad to be here
I really have interest in the networking.Let us work together and bring a new face to the. World
Douala, Cameroon Is missing
this is another wonderful opportunity, i pray its leads to bigger things
Is Zambia participating as well?
I have registered already but have not yet heard from them.