Dakar Ecosystem Challenge

We are looking for the best disruptive startups of Dakar to represent Senegal at the AfricArena Summit in November in Cape Town

Time Remaining: 47 days

Locations

This challenge is available in the following regions/ countries:

  1. Dakar, Senegal : 05/06/2019

BRIEF

 

We are looking for the best disruptive startups of Dakar to come represent Senegal at the AfricArena Conference in Cape Town. The conference will take place on November 11 and 12.

The selected startups will be flown, accommodated and trained by the AfricArena organization.

 You already have a market / customer validation and wish to benefit from an international exposure? Come and apply!

 

PRE-SELECTION EVENT: June 13th
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 5th - midnight

 

PRE-SELECTION

 

pre-selection pitching session will take place on June 13th in Dakar. The panel will be composed of representatives of the AfricArena organization and key actors of the startup ecosystem. Some investors will be present. Pitches will be streamed live in front of international investors on the Euroquity platform. 

 

WHAT WE EXPECT

This is a cross-sector challenge: all industries/markets are welcome. We are looking for startups meeting the requirements below:

1. Existing product/service/technology

2. Market & customer validation

3. Growth & traction                 

If you are at an earlier stage, stayed tuned for upcoming challenges as the maturity requirements will vary. 

About Dakar - Senegal

Senegal start-ups alone raise close to $11 million in 2017 according to figures from Partech Ventures. Although this is still 10 times less than the leading market in the region, Nigeria, the figure represents a whopping 65 per cent year on year growth and is reflective of the dynamism of this young yet fast growing ecosystem. 

Rewards

NETWORK

*For the five selected startups*

Meet key actors of the startup ecosystem, investors and the AfricArena team

PITCH

For the five pre-selected startups*

Pitch in front of our judges

Get your pitch streamed on Euroquity

COME

*For the selected startup*

FREE VIP entrance to the event

FREE flight ticket to Cape Town 

FREE accommodation in Cape Town


Selection Criteria

GEOGRAPHIC AREA

For this challenge we will consider:

Startups from Senegal only

MATURITY CRITERIA

Existing product/service, post-revenue, market/customer validation

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Required format:

Short video: 3min max - A presentation of your startup, including traction details - You can also share us a “Wetransfer” link or a Youtube video

Deck pitch: 8 slides max (ppt, pdf) - MAX 50 Megabytes

Last day of submission: June 5th - midnight

Do you meet the criteria?