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.
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.
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.