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Brief

We are looking for the best disruptive startups of Abidjan to come represent Ivory Coast 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!

Expectation

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. 

mission

PRE-SELECTION EVENT: June 11th
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 7th - midnight

 

pre-selection pitching session will take place on June 11th in Abidjan. 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. 

Submission Requirements

GEOGRAPHIC AREA

For this challenge we will consider:

Startups from Ivory Coast only

MATURITY CRITERIA

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 7th - midnight

Submit to Win

Prizes & rewards

NETWORK

*For the five selected startups*

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

WIN

*For the winner*

Proof of concept 

or supplier contract with RCS

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