Lagos Ecosystem Challenge

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

Time Remaining: 44 days

Locations

This challenge is available in the following regions/ countries:

  1. Lagos, Nigeria : 02/06/2019

BRIEF

 

We are looking for the best disruptive startups of Lagos to come represent Nigeria 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 6th
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 2nd - midnight

 

PRE-SELECTION

 

pre-selection pitching session will take place on June 6th in Lagos. 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 Lagos - Nigeria

For startups, Lagos, Africa’s largest city, appears to be a land of promise with its huge addressable population of over 20 million peole and a tech ecosystem that’s bursting with energy and dynamism. In fact, the local startup ecosystem is valued at $2 billion, making it the most valuable on the continent (Startup Genome 2017 report). Lagos is the most valuable despite only having an estimated 400 to 700 active startups, much fewer than the up to 1,200 in Cape Town—the largest startup ecosystem on the continent.

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

Startups from Nigeria 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 2nd - midnight

Do you meet the criteria?