Kigali Ecosystem Challenge

Get selected by the AfricArena Team to represent Rwanda at the AfricArena Summit and win your flight and accommodation to Cape Town in November 2019 !

Time Remaining: 6 days

Locations

This challenge is available in the following regions/ countries:

  1. Kigali, Rwanda : 01/05/2019

BRIEF

We are looking for the best disruptive startups of Rwanda to come and pitch at the AfricArena Summit in Cape Town. The Cape Town Summit 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 in Kigali : May 2nd 
APPLICATION DEADLINE : April 27 - midnigh
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PRE-SELECTION

The pre-selection pitching session will take place on May 2nd in Kigali. The panel will be composed of representatives of the AfricArena organization and key actors of the Rwandan startup ecosystem. Some investors will be present too. 

 

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 KIGALI - RWANDA

Rwandan’ startup ecosystem is still in its development phase but is fast approaching an inflection point to become a fast-growing tech lands

Rewards

PITCH

*For the selected startups*

Pitch in the Arena and represent Rwanda at the Summit

Privileged contact with the best investors & VCs in the world

COME

*For the three selected startups*

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 only:

Startups from operating in Rwanda

MATURITY CRITERIA

Only startups can participate in this challenge, meaning:

Innovative solution or service

Less than 5 years of existence

Early-stage // Seed-stage company

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Required format :

Short video with 2 topics : Startup presentation / How do you solve the problem? (mpg, mpeg, mp4, mov) MAX 50 Megabyte – 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 : April 27 - midnight

Do you meet the criteria?