Latitude59, in collaboration with the esteemed European accelerator Startup Wise Guys, is extending a warm invitation to early-stage startup founders in East Africa.
The call is out for ambitious entrepreneurs ready to apply for an exciting pitch competition that could be a game-changer for their ventures. Get more information and apply for the competition here
The competition promises a remarkable opportunity for the winning team(s) to join Startup Wise Guys’ accelerator, present their innovative ideas to a discerning jury, and partake in the ever-expanding prize pool.
Additionally, the chosen startup will be whisked away to Tallinn in May 2024, with Latitude59 covering the costs for flights, accommodation, and a conference pass for the founder. What’s more, they will be fast-tracked to the semi-finals of the Latitude59 Pitch Competition.
The stakes are high, with the top three companies from previous pitch competitions securing investments of up to €755,000, part of a substantial total prize pool of €1.25 million.
The L59 Startup Pitch Competition is specifically seeking startups based in Kenya or East Africa, actively fundraising with a B2B business model, and demonstrating proven traction with an existing MVP generating revenue.
This is an opportunity to showcase your startup to potential investors and gain access to a prize pool that could open doors to significant growth.
The climax of this exciting journey will unfold on December 6, 2023, at the Sarit Expo Centre in Nairobi during the Latitude59 Kenya Edition.
It’s the perfect stage for startups to exhibit their potential and vie for a spot in the international spotlight.
A chance to pitch in front of a live audience of 500 people, impress an international jury of startup experts and fund managers, and secure a fast track to the semi-finals of the Latitude59 2024 Pitch Competition in Tallinn.
The cherry on top is a trip to Estonia, generously sponsored by Latitude59, including flights, two nights of accommodation, and tickets to Latitude69 for one founder.
The top startups will also earn a spot in Startup Wise Guys’ esteemed Africa program, with the potential to fast-track to a substantial investment of €100,000.
This opportunity is not just about individual success; it’s about building bridges between startup ecosystems across different countries.
Partnering with Admirals, Latitude59 is bringing the international tech and startup scene closer to Nairobi.
The one-day Latitude59 Kenya Edition, set to take place in December, reflects the commitment to fostering collaboration between the Estonian and Kenyan startup ecosystems.
Kenya, being an influential player in the region, is an ideal location for this convergence. Admirals, a fintech leader with a presence in over 135 countries, is Latitude59’s partner in this endeavor, bringing its extensive experience in Africa and a commitment to supporting financial literacy and investor education.
The Latitude59 Kenya Edition is not just a conference; it’s a platform to create synergies and contribute to the growth of a community that can be supported in meaningful ways.
Admirals’ involvement underscores its dedication to the Estonian success story in Kenya and its encouragement of local initiatives within the startup community.
As Latitude59 embarks on this exciting venture to Nairobi, they invite potential partners, delegates, and those with insights to contribute to get in touch through firstname.lastname@example.org. After all, it takes a village to make great things happen.
In May 2023, Latitude59 brought together participants from 67 countries, showcasing the unity of the Estonian startup ecosystem. Now, on December 6, Latitude59 Kenya Edition will continue this mission, connecting Estonian and Kenyan startups and contributing to the global startup community’s sustainable development.
The tickets to participate at the Nairobi event, as a part of the audience, can simply be bought from the Latitude59 website at https://latitude59.ee/
Don’t miss the chance to scale, grow globally, and be a part of something extraordinary. The Latitude59 Kenya Edition awaits, ready to witness the innovation and potential of the next wave of startups. Book your slot here