Nairobi, Kenya.

(Partially Funded)


NEF Investor Meet Up

New at the third edition of the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering will be the NEF Investor Meetup held concurrently with the regular program. The Investor Meetup idea came from discussions with the NEF Community of Scientists around how to make the transition from lab to market.

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The objective of this meetup is to support some of the exceptional African science entrepreneurs (Sciencepreneurs) with pitch preparation and investment readiness sessions and thereafter, connect them to investors. These sessions will take the form of a bootcamp and are scheduled to hold before the NEF Global Gatherings in March 2020; the largest science and innovation gatherings on the African continent.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Social Sciences

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

March 5 to March 13, 2020

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Be a  holder of a passport from an African country.
  • Africans/people of African descent living on the continent.
  • Be 42 years of age or less as of 31 December 2019.
  • You are passionate about raising Africa’s profile in STEM globally..
  • You are able to clearly present your work to an audience in English or French.
  • Hold a Bsc/MBA/ PhD in a field of science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or the Social Sciences.
  • Available to travel from March 5 to March 13, 2020.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)


  1. Receive a free ticket and accommodation to attend the NEF Global Gatherings in Nairobi Kenya in March 2020; the largest science and innovation gatherings on the African continent.
  2. Scientists will gain knowledge of how they create and deliver value
  3. Gain a deep understanding of how to transition from lab to market
  4. Be prepped on pitch preparation & investment readiness
  5. Have an understanding of funding options & valuations
  6. Be connected to investors at the NEF Global Gatherings in Nairobi, Kenya
  7. Pitch your idea for a chance to win $25,000 per category [AfDB High 5s]. Beyond the winning prize per category, startups will be matched with investors for a chance to raise funding.

How to Apply

First Step: Prepare the following:

1- CV in PDF format.

2- Photo (Face and shoulders only & must be high-resolution)

3- A 2 – 3-minute recorded video responding to the three points:

a. Tell us more about yourself: Your background, who influences you, and what interests you?
b. Tell us about your previous research clearly demonstrating impact – both locally and globally
C. Tell us about your idea/ solution, the potential impact and your team
  • Be sure to include the name and contact information of two referees who can speak to your professional experience, character and potential.
  • Your CV should be named in the following way: Last name, first name – country [ex. Ben James – Rwanda]
  • A clear and well-presented video will positively impact your application.
  • Your video must be uploaded to YouTube and the [public] link placed on the application.

Second Step: Fill the application form here where you will answer some questions about your background, problem you have faced, its solutions, your progress and your team if you have one.

Third Step:

Shortlisting: 20 Dec 2019 – 27 Jan 2020
Final Selection: 27-28 Jan 2020

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This Scholarship Published by:
Abd El-hamid Zaghloul/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Rahaf Elkhodary/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team