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Seedstars World scouting for the best entrepreneurs in Africa

Seedstars World is the biggest competition for entrepreneurs in emerging markets, with a presence in more than 65 countries.

The contest involves bootcamps and pitching. Seedstars World ultimate prize is a funded invitation to its global summit in Switzerland and a sh.100 million ($1 million) equity investment.

How do you get there? In Sub-Saharan Africa, bootcamps and pitching competitions have been scheduled in 22 cities. Nairobi is one of the cities. 10 pre-selected entrepreneurs will pitch in front of an expert jury and a quality audience on the event day. The audience will include investors, corporates and representation from other institutions who may wish to work with you.

For your shot at being in the selection, you must have a venture profile published on VC4Africa with your most recent pitch deck included.

There are other criteria you must meet for Seedstars World 2018. Your business has to have been in operation for a maximum of 2 years with a minimum viable product ready and having received not more than sh.50 million ($500k) in funding. You should also be utilizing some form of technology to solve a challenge.

Winners in their respective cities or regions will proceed to the 1-week Seedstars World summit in Switzerland. Besides taking part in the conferences and forums, they will compete in a similar manner for the grand prize.

Deadline to register for the Nairobi event is 30th July, 2018. The event will be held in August. Fill the online application for your chance to win this.

You can visit the official website of Seedstars World Nairobi event in 2017 and learn more.