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Nigeria startup companies should be anxious and on their feet has seedstar world is starting their competition in lagos, companies interested should apply before 29th July, 2016.
Seedstars world is a Switzerland based startup competition that takes place in emerging markets with the vision is to promote investments and entrepreneurs thereby reducing unemployment.
Alisee de tonnac is the Co-founder and CEO and Marcello schermer has Africa regional manager, seedstars World innovation sourcing program’s main objective to help corporations stay ahead of the curve by sourcing growth and innovations in emerging markets).
This global startup competition has opened applications for Nigerians to participate in this event, which will earn a startup company a chance to represent the country in the global final in Switzerland. Seedstar world has already picked winners in Mozambique, Egypt, Tunisia and South Africa and will hold its Nigerian event in Lagos on August 11th, with up to 12 startups companies to compete for a place in the final and a chance to win up to US$1 million in investment.
“Our mission is to discover startups that come from bustling, emerging economies like Nigeria and give them access to opportunities for support and funding,” said Benjamin Benaim, founding partner at Seedstars”
“This year, we have launched our first physical co-working space in Nigeria – called Seedspace – and the Seedstars Academy, where we are constantly striving to add more value to our startups. Therefore, I am very excited for our Seedstars World event in Lagos.”
The event takes place with the support of Omidyar Network which is a self-styled “philanthropic investment firm and local ambassador Seedspace, with startups required not to be more than two years old and have raised less than US$500,000 in funding to build a minimum viable product.