On September 1st 2017, 10 of Ghana’s most promising seed stage startups will compete to represent Ghana at both the Seedstars Africa Regional Summit and the Global Seedstars Summit in Switzerland.
According to Anis Kallel, Associate for Africa at Seedstars World, “We are impressed by what we have seen in the continent so far, and cannot wait to add startups from Ghana on our map.”
The startups should be less than 2 years old, have raised less than USD 500,000 in funding and have built a minimum viable product, ideally with existing traction. The startups should also be regionally and globally scalable.
This is the 3rd time Seedstars is organizing the event in Accra and its expectations are high. Last year’s winner Chalkboard Education, a mobile application for e-learning that works on all phones & without the Internet recently raised money for expansion.
Seedstars World is also working very closely with Enel Green Power to source the most innovative business models in the energy sectors. Up to 5 best startups in this sector will be invited for an exclusive RES4Africa networking event taking place later this November in Nairobi and compete for an Africa Energy Prize which consists of a financial contribution and a three-month acceleration programme for a total value of up to 50,000 USD.
On a regional level, Seedstars is also partnered with the Merck Accelerator, in order to support seed-stage companies in Ghana, and across Asia and Africa with a focus on the fields of healthcare, life science and performance materials. The most promising HealthTech startups will receive office space in the Merck Innovation Center in Kenya or Germany, mentoring and coaching on a regular basis and financial support of up to €50,000.
Applications are open now, and startups can apply here: https://seedsta.rs/accra2017.