From June, hundreds of Africa’s best seed-stage startups will participate in bootcamps and pitch competitions to represent their country at the Global Seedstars Summit in Switzerland. They stand a chance to win up to USD 500,000 in equity investments and other prizes.
Seedstars World, the largest early-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, is coming back to the continent for the 7th time. The Seedstars World Tour will visit 26 Sub Saharan African countries this year and will visit Sierra Leone and Cabo Verde for the first time. This year, Seedstars World has implemented some significant changes to the format and will organize a number of side activities:
Bootcamp for more: In each country, prior to the pitching event, Seedstars Will organize a local bootcamp inviting up to 30 pre-selected startups to participate.
More women: Seedstars Africa will aim to achieve gender balance on all levels through inviting more women as part of mentors, jury panels, speakers and increasing the number of women startups.
Investor workshops: In partnership with EBAN, Seedstars will host a series of workshops …read more