Applications open for 2nd SpeedUPAfrica bootcamp

In Innovation, Tech

SpeedUPAfrica, a startup accelerator is accepting applications from across Africa till May 1 offering an opportunity to gain knowledge and advice from global experts and investors.

The four day boot camp is a  partnership  between Silicon Valley VC firm DraperDarkFlow, Google, and Singularity University. DraperDarkFlow is a Silicon Valley VC fund (backed by Tim Draper) for African startups that can change the world.

The SpeedUPAfrica bootcamp involves growth hacking workshops, one-on-one mentor sessions, founder Ted-style talks, Q & A sessions, & actual Investments. The idea is to make those 4 days a defining period in the life of your startup.

Top 100 startups

The organisers will select the top 100 startups for the event slated for July (5-9) for the 1 million US dollar award.

The event will be staged in West Africa nation of Nigeria in Lagos. The event is targeting startups with a prototype which has the capability of having real impact on the people.

As with last year, the top 100 startups will be selected to join the bootcamp.

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The bootcamp is open to all innovators, entrepreneurs, start-ups, mentors, and scholars from across the globe. Do you have an innovative project or start-up that needs additional funding? Do not hesitate to participate in this bootcamp.

Focus on execution

There will be no speeches, no panels, it is 100% focus on execution with Workshops, one-on-one Mentor Sessions, Growth Hacking, on-the-spot Introductions, on-the-spot Investments, Turning-up, and other super cool surprises.

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The four-day event is based on execution focused workshops, growth hacking sessions, individual mentoring, and Q&As, – not panel sessions -; and also places weight on peer-to-peer learning sessions and TED-style founder talks. The key focus of the event is on knowledge sharing.

There will also be a rolling schedule of one-on-one investment meetings, dubbed a “pitch roulette”, instead of the commonly used Demo Day format.

This a major funding opportunity for entrepreneurs with brilliant opportunities but have capital to roll-out production and those seeking mentorship.


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