Seedstars World, the largest startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes is coming to Ghana for the 7th time. With the support of the local host Stanbic Business Incubator Ghana, Seedstars will be holding a dynamic pitch event on the 8th of August, 2019, at 4 pm.
The companies invited to the training session and to privately pitch at the Seedstars Accra event need to be less than two years old, have raised less than USD 500k in funding and built a minimum viable product, ideally with existing traction. The Seedstars team is searching for one additional criterion: the startup’s regional and global scalability.
The applications are open until the 29th of July and startups are invited to apply at https://seedsta.rs/ssw19-accra. After careful screening, the Seedstars team will shortlist around ten of the best seed-stage startups in Ghana to pitch on the 8th of August for the opportunity to compete at the Seedstars Summit, that annually takes place in Switzerland.
“ We are very excited to come back to Ghana for the 7th time! The stakes are higher than ever as we’ve been in this ecosystem for more years now and know there are companies in Ghana’s developing high-quality products. We are looking for the best and asides attending the Africa regional summit, they have an opportunity to be chosen to represent Africa at the global summit in Switzerland in 2020!”, says Claudia Makadristo, Regional Manager for Africa at Seedstars.
In order to provide local entrepreneurs with this opportunity and aiming to deliver the best possible event, Seedstars is closely working with Tom-Chris Emewulu of SFAN (Stars from all Nations), who is representing the initiative throughout the year.
“Seedstars World is the world’s biggest entrepreneurship competition in emerging markets. As such, winners are immersed into one of the largest entrepreneurship communities on the planet and are given the tools to scale their businesses. We are looking for brilliant seed-stage startups in Ghana to represent the country at the worldwide Seedstars Summit in Switzerland. If you think you got what it takes, send in your applications right away!” – Tom-Chris Emewulu, Founder at Stars from all Nations (SFAN)
SB Incubator Ghana is the main sponsor of the event. The Stanbic Business Incubator has been a local partner of Seedstars since 2015. We have continued to support this cause as an incubator because it’s a great platform to help startups in Ghana, gain exposure, access to market and access to funding, explains Foster Awintiti Akugri, Incubator Manager at SBIncubator Ghana.