Utility Deadline:April 18, 2020

The MEST Africa Problem is the African tech startup pitch competitors for early-stage firms primarily based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda, Senegal, Ethiopia or Tanzania.

Tech Entrepreneurs from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Rwanda are invited to pitch their startups for an opportunity to win over $50,000 in fairness funding and the chance to hitch MEST’s incubator community. 

The highest 5 finalists may even have the chance to showcase their firms on the Mest Africa Summit to community and work together with buyers, CEOs, ecosystem gamers, panelists and, convention attendees.

Winners of every nation’s semi-final competitors will compete within the Problem finals on the MEST Africa Summit 2020. Finalists will compete on a worldwide stage in entrance of entrepreneurs, buyers, company companions and ecosystem gamers for the possibility to win $50okay in funding from the Meltwater Basis, and the chance to hitch the MEST Africa incubator neighborhood.

Utility Standards:

  1. Pre-seed or seed-stage (have raised $100okay whole or much less cumulatively since inception)
  2. At the moment producing income
  3. Can reveal traction in a number of of the 9 MAC Markets (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda)
  4. Has been in operations for two years or much less
  5. Tech-enabled (software program firm)
  6. Trade agnostic
  7. Any enterprise mannequin (B2B, B2C, B2B2C, B2G and so on…)
  8. *Francophone candidates should pitch in English
Purposes for this yr’s Problem are open from March 16 to April 18, 2020, and the highest 10 startups will pitch at MEST Incubator areas or native companions workplaces on the next dates (actual dates topic to alter if the Problem strikes to on-line):
  • Lagos, Nigeria: Friday, Could 1st
  • Johannesburg, South Africa: Monday, Could 4th
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Friday, Could eighth
  • Accra, Ghana: Monday, Could 11th
  • Nairobi, Kenya: Monday, Could 11th
  • Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: Tuesday, Could 12th
  • Kigali, Rwanda: Thursday, Could 14th
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Monday, Could 18th
  • Dakar, Senegal: Friday, Could 22nd

For Extra Data:

Go to the Official Webpage of the MEST Africa Problem 2020

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