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The next leg of international pitching event, Seedstars World, is heading to Accra, Ghana, on its way to the finals in Switzerland.
This round takes place with the support of local ambassador Impact Hub.
“Impact Hub Accra is at the centre of an exciting and growing startup ecosystem in Ghana, we offer a wide range of opportunities for dynamic startups to grow and scale, such opportunities includes global partnership with organisations such as Seedstars,” said community manager at Impact Hub Accra, Victor Ofoegbu, in a press release to Ventureburn.
Startups wanting to participate will need to be less than two years old, raised less than US$500 000 in funding, and have a minimal viable product.
“Accra has proved itself, time and again to be the leading innovation hub of the continent. The startups who participated in our event last year were phenomenal and we are very excited to come back this year, as we know for sure the bars have been raised and there will be even more amazing startups coming our way,” said associate for Africa Selam Kebede.
The finals in Switzerland will see startups from around the world pitch their business for the grand prize of US$1.5-million in equity investment prizes. Additional support comes from the likes of Orange and Jacobs Foundation in the form of a US$50 000 prize for “Transforming Education Prize” will also be available.
Ghana’s previous representative was Asoriba, a web-based church management app that’s designed for seamless engagement between their leaders and members.
If you’d like to attend Seedstar’s Accra on the 21 Agust 2016 click here.
Featured image: Stig Nygaard via Flickr
Update: Additional information added