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German and Mauritian-based investors’ roadshow Invnture is launching its first trip this coming March, showcasing startups and adventures that South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe have to offer.
Filled with pitches as well as cultural activities, the roadshow is meant to change the way investors think about companies by giving them an “on-the-ground” experience.
The roadtrip will introduce investors to over 25 investment-hungry startups, that range from tech, tourism, agriculture and the mining industry. It will be targeting companies valued between US$50 000 and US$500 000.
For a price tag of €7 800 (nearly US$8 500), participants will also be treated to a game drive, Victoria Falls, wine tasting and other cultural and adventure activities in Southern Africa.
“These tours are going to give investors a unique experience and highlight the talent within Africa and by having these tours; the desire is to boost social and environmental impact by African startups and SMEs,” says Invnture team member, Tawanda Mutukwa.
The Invnture initiative was born out of last year’s so-called “accelerator on wheels” Ampion Venture Bus tour. Invnture has now branched out to become a fully-fledged startup.
The trip also gives participating investors a sample of what Africa has to offer in terms of destinations and activities along the tour route.
Invnture has already secured a number of partners in its network, such as Jozihub in South Africa, BIH in Botswana, Innovation Baraza in Zimbabwe.
For more information, visit the Invnture website.
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