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Update (24 May 2019): SFAN president and founder Tom-Chris Emewulu subsequently told Ventureburn in an email on 23 May that Engineers Without Borders Canada will also be joining the one-on-one pitch session.
Emewulu, at the time, said the non-governmental organisation (NGO) is looking to invest up to $100 000 in early-stage startups that have traction and have made a social impact.
In another email on 27 May, Emewulu said the NGO will no longer be able to attend the event.
Young African tech entrepreneurs stand the chance to win up to $10 000 in investment at July’s Student Entrepreneurship Week which will take place in Accra, Ghana in July.
Accra-based education company Stars From All Nations (SFAN) is the organiser behind the initiative, which aims to help young African entrepreneurs access funding and learn how to build sustainable businesses.
Applications to attend the event close on 30 June.
Applications to attend Student Entrepreneurship Week close on 30 June
SFAN president and founder Tom-Chris Emewulu (pictured above) told Ventureburn in an email on Monday (20 May) that investors like Toro Orero’s artificial intelligence (AI) venture building company QI Holdings are looking to invest up to $10 000 in high potential student-led ventures that will pitch at the event.
“Other investors like Ingressive, GreenTec Capital, Chanzo Capital, and more are interested to join the one-on-one investor pitch session,” added Emewulu.
The event is organised under the theme “Unlocking the entrepreneurial potential of young Africans for job creation”, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development goals 1, 4 and 8.
Attendees of the event will get the chance to meet with mentors, investors, corporates, community leaders and startup entrepreneurs.
Featured image: SFAN president and founder Tom-Chris Emewulu (SFAN via Twitter)