Seedstars World has spent the better part of 2016 hosting competitions across Africa, and gathering the most promising startups. This summit aims to bring together founders, investors and ecosystem leaders from all over the world to share their successes and their challenges. They will also discuss how african startups can become global businesses.
In the words of Marcello Schermer, Regional Manager for Africa at Seedstars World, “After 4 years of hosting competitions across the world and across the African continent, we are more excited than ever about the potential for African entrepreneurs to build global businesses”
The summit consists of a two-day, invite-only bootcamp for 40 startups. It will end with a conference and pitch event on December 9. Out of the 40 startups, 20 are Rwandan, while the other 20 startups are winners of the Seedstars World competition from around the continent. They will work with world class mentors to help improve their business and master the investor pitch.
The participants of this year’s program will also get the opportunity to be selected for the Seedstars Growth program, a seed investment that comes together with a 4 month acceleration program for early stage startups.
Some of the speakers at the event include – CEO of kLab, Aphrodice Mutangana, Startup Engagement Lead at Microsoft 4Afrika, Djiba Diallo, as well as Seedstars Ambassadors and startups from over 15 African countries.
Tickets for the event are not available for sale just yet, but interested attendees can pre-register here, and will be informed as soon as the tickets are available.