African Startups Can Now Apply to Pitch at Africa Startup Summit in Kigali, Rwanda

The Africa Startup Summit in partnership with mediatech organisation, Disrupt Africa, has opened applications for startups from around the continent. Selected startups will get the opportunity to Pitch Live at the Africa Startup Summit in Kigali, Rwanda on February 14-15.

The summit is designed to bring together stakeholders in the tech space across the continent to explore opportunities and challenges within the ecosystem, while showcasing investment opportunities. With this, the organisers aim to encourage  collaboration and further the development of Africa’s vibrant entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem.

About 10 African tech-enabled startup would be given the chance to take to the stage and pitch before an audience of over 400 investors, corporate partners, accelerators and media. This would open up their startup for investments and collaborations from top investors, corporates, and key stakeholders in Africa and beyond.

Aside this, selected startups will also have the opportunity to attend the rest of the event at  reduced startup rates. This includes the 2 other summits – Future Summit and Creative Summit. They will also take part in the wide variety of workshops, discussions, networking sessions and after party that would take place.

“We are keen for the first Africa Startup Summit to be more than just another ‘talking shop,’ but rather a forum where we can play a pivotal role in connecting startups with the investors and partners they need to scale their businesses across Africa and the rest of the world. We’re looking for 10 innovative and impactful startups to showcase at the event, and can’t wait to play a part in helping them fulfill their potential,” said Tom Jackson, Co-founder Disrupt Africa.

Applications are open to African tech-enabled startups operating in any field. Applying startups must also be less than five years old; have at least a minimum viable product (MVP), that works with proven existing traction. Startups should also have raised less than US$1 million in external funding since inception and have a current “ask” – price for stock.

Startups must be able to attend the Summit in Kigali in person and also cover their traveling and accommodation costs. Interested startups can click here to apply. Applications closes January 11th 2019.

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