Software Deadline: June 29th 2020

The Orange Ventures MEA Seed Problem goals to present entrepreneurs in Africa and the Center East the means to launch and develop their enterprise.

This problem targets seed ventures with excessive development potential and predominantly new applied sciences pushed. Entrepreneurs on this area usually expertise extra difficulties in accessing financing because of the low variety of energetic buyers, particularly for seed investments. Investing in and supporting these entrepreneurs is vital to the continent’s growth and an vital concern for Orange, which needs to extend its co-operation with these innovation gamers.

 So if

  • You could have a daring imaginative and prescient with ardour for disruption and enlargement
  • You might be keen to accomplice with Orange
  • You’re a tech-driven start-up
  • You might be primarily working in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Sénégal, Tunisia, Morocco and Jordan
  • You run Seed stage firm, you haven’t raised greater than €1m in complete fairness funding

Apply to the Africa Center & East SeedChallenge

To be eligible to this problem, you want
– that the majority of your operations relies in one of many chosen nation, or your startup is headquartered in a type of international locations
– that you’re seed or pre-seed
– you might be principally tech pushed

Then, primarily based on the data you offered along with your software, you might be chosen on our understandings of your development potential and your match with Orange strategic priorities.

Orange Ventures plans to take a position a complete of €500,000 within the MEA start-up ecosystem because of this problem, with as much as seven seed stage start-ups benefitting from an funding of between €50,000 and €150,000. The Orange Ventures MEA Seed Problem is open to start-ups in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia. It targets start-ups on the seed stage, with excessive development potential and new applied sciences on the core of their enterprise.

If you’re chosen, we’ll give you:
– An fairness funding as much as €150okay
– A direct Level of Contact amongst Orange’s subsidiary in your nation to facilitate and assist your organization in its growth
– [For the 1st prize] A 3-month incubation program with our accomplice Seedstars

Choice Course of

Step 1: Lead
We make a primary evaluation of your organization to see if you happen to match our fundamental standards when it comes to Geographical scope, Sectors and Funding stage.

On the finish of this course of, we’ll hold you up to date if your organization made it to the subsequent step

Step 2: Priorisation
At this stage, we begin to dig into your financials and funding deck. We’ll overview 6 completely different classes:
– Orange Ventures match
– High quality of your software
– Market alternative
– Group
– Product / Service
– Financials

After this and relying on our evaluation, we resolve if we transfer ahead in our course of. We’ll ship you an e mail to maintain you up to date on our course of

Step 3: Validation
We schedule an interview with you and your staff to dig into your online business. We might ask for some references (clients, staff members, stakeholders and so on.).

On the finish of this step, we make our ultimate choice and proceed to our final step.

Step 4: Due Diligence
Throughout this step, our legal professionals and companions will begin the due diligence course of (Authorized, Tax and Monetary) to manage verify that every little thing is so as inside your organization.

Step 5: Closing
We’ll announce the winners and proceed with the funding at Vivatech Paris 2020 in September 2020.

For Extra Info:

Go to the Official Webpage of the Orange Ventures MEA Seed Problem 2020

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