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Startup World Cup – Africa Regional Edition: Kenya

DATE: SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2024

VENUE: SAFARI PARK HOTEL NAIROBI, KENYA

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PARTICIPATE AT THE STARTUP WORLD CUP REGIONAL COMPETITION IN KENYA – STAND A CHANCE TO WIN US$ 1 MILLION!!

The Startup World Cup is a prestigious international pitch competition that draws innovators, tech enthusiasts, and venture capitalists from around the globe.

With its extensive network of regional competitions, this event provides a platform for startups to shine and potentially secure substantial funding.

We are honored to be hosting the African regional pitch competition for the Startup World Cup in Nairobi, Kenya during the Africa Business Summit 2024, providing an opportunity for companies operating in Africa to participate in the pitching competition to showcase their companies and unique talents.

Startup World Cup is the largest global startup conference and pitch competition in the world.

Held in 50 countries, the regional champions from all around the world will have the opportunity to pitch at the Grand Finale in Silicon Valley, California, USA in October 2024 for a grand prize investment of US$1,000,000.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE COMPETITION

APPLICATIONS OPEN

APRIL 2, 2024

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE

JULY 1, 2024

TOP TEN ANNOUNCEMENT

AUGUST 1, 2024

REGIONAL FINALE

SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2024

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OBJECTIVES OF THE SUMMIT

CREATE & NURTURE CONNECTIONS & NETWORKS

With a pan-African focus, but attended by delegates from Africa and beyond, the Africa Business Summit brings together the private sector plus stakeholders from governments, NGOs, development organisations, academia and research institutes, thereby enhancing new connections and networks that will enable African businesses and other organisations to thrive.

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BOOST PAN-AFRICAN TRADE & INVESTMENTS

The Summit aims at bringing together businesses, governments and other stakeholders in Africa and across the World to find new ways to build sustainable pan-African trade and investments.

ENHANCE BUSINESS EXCELLENCE & COMPETITIVENESS

As Africa seeks to get more connected and to trade more with itself and the rest of the World, organisations are seeking the ideas and technologies to enable them to become more efficient, faster and more competitive. The Summit will showcase new technologies and ideas that businesses and governments in Africa can adopt to be ahead of the game

ADVANCE FINANCIAL INNOVATION & FINANCIAL INCLUSION

The Summit has an important goal of providing the platform for start-ups and established businesses and multinationals in the financial services sector to share their latest innovations and opportunities of transforming African communities through financial inclusion models. 

STRENGTHEN STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE

They say that leaders are born, while others believe that leaders can be trained, nurtured and be mentored by others. The Summit seeks to be the platform where current and next wave of leaders in Africa will be provided the knowledge and networks that they need to be the change makers of today and the future

MAINSTREAM SUSTAINABILITY IN AFRICA

The subject matter of sustainability has become THE key issue for every business and business leader. The Summit will bring enable attendees to find out ways to enhance local supply chains; renewable energy transition; ethical financing and investments; diversity, equity and inclusion; cleaner and circular economy, among other issues.

BOOST ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN AFRICA

The Summit has an ambitious goal of connecting young entrepreneurs and start-up companies with each other, and further, with possible investors, big businesses, government agencies, financiers, academic/research institutions, development organisations and other stakeholders to enhance the entrepreneurship space in Africa

ADVANCE DIGITAL INNOVATIONS & DIGITALISATION

The pace of digital technologies transformation is at break neck speed. The Summit will highlight some of the latest technologies (such as mobile technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotics, internet of things, augmented reality, Big Data, cloud-based technology) and how African business and governments and other stakeholders can take the leap with digitalisation at the core.

WHO ATTENDS THE SUMMIT?

The Summit will be attended by CEOs, Chairmen, GMs and other C-Suite leaders from the following sectors . . . . and more

AGRICULTURE & FOOD

HEALTHCARE & PERSONAL CARE

MANUFACTURING, TRADING & RETAIL

TELCOMS, ICT & MEDIA

FINANCIAL SERVICES

INFRASTRUCTURE, CONSTRUCTION & REAL ESTATE

LEGAL, ACADEMIC, RESEARCH & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

GOVERNMENT, NGOS & DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATIONS

ENERGY, MINING, OIL & GAS

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

AVIATION, MOBILITY & LOGISTICS

FASHION, SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT