They are looking for 10 innovative early-stage startups to showcase their business to the world. You are based in Africa and your tech-enabled solution is already on the market. It starts to show some traction and you have expansion plans in mind? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to raise in the range of $150K and $1M and apply right here right now.
Opportunity Focus Area:
Clean technology and energy
Construction and manufacturing
media and entertainment
Leisure and travel
Retail and wholesale
Transport and logistics
sanitation and hygiene
Luxury goods and jewelry
Note: Your company is for-profit, registered as an independent legal entity with less than 3 years of customer service operations.
Note: Your company has a product or service already available on the market and serving its first customers.
Note: Your highly scalable business model is visible through a growing number of customers or transactions, your pipeline shows future contracts and potential sales
Note: You have a good estimate of your addressable market and potential social impact reach > 1M+ people/year with potential plans to expand across borders
Note: Your product or service is clearly innovative and/or the business model is new and disruptive.
Note: Your founding team has 2+ years of time invested and at least one of the co-founders is based on the African continent with an African nationality.
Note: You are seeking Seed/pre-Series A investment in the range of $150K to $1M*
Note: While there will be exceptions, your company has received investment above 25K USD from “Founder, Family, Friends & Fans” but not exceeding 1M+ USD.
Note: Founder(s) who previously started a successful company is a plus
Note: Being recognized as 2020 VC4A Venture Showcase entrepreneur
Note: Participation in the VC4A Venture Showcase deal room, including 150+ early-stage investor organizations
Note: Professional edited 3 minute virtual pitch
Note: 30 min deep-dive session with investors in a private room
Note: Mentorship and pitch training by partner early-stage investors
Note: AWS Activate offers selected cohort AWS credits worth $10,000, tools, resources, and more to quickly get started on AWS.
Note: Joining the alumni network and having exclusive access to fundraising opportunities