Startups also get the chance to meet top corporates and scale their business together at VivaTech. Whether Founders are alone or with their teams, they are encouraged to put their pitch to the test and stand a change to win passes to attend the upcoming edition of VivaTech event in Paris. As a budding Startup founders can read prior participant’s success stories.
The Startups applying to the Seedstar’s VivaTech Startup Challenge should:
APPLY HERE before Friday, 14th May 2021.
Seedstars Africa Ventures is a pan-African Venture Capital (VC) fund that has positioned themselves as the missing link between the earliest stage investors and later stage funds.
Their initial investments range from USD$250,000 to USD$2,000,000. Seedstars Africa prefers leading terms to help founders syndicate rounds and foreign investors navigate Africa’s uniqueness. As long-term partners, they like to reinvest in portfolio companies when it makes sense and are happy to participate in any deal where we can add value.
“VivaTech is Europe’s largest European tech event, and a great way to showcase your business.”
Seedstars Africa Ventures believe that talent and opportunities are uniformly distributed across the Continent and support entrepreneurs across all sectors. Therefore the organisation focuses on African innovations and is looking to fund and support the Continent’s next champions.
In addition to investing in digital and tech startups, the fund also supports high growth offline models. With an existing footprint across 25+ countries in Sub Saharan Africa, the fund is pro-actively pan-African, not focusing only on the largest economies.
VivaTech is Europe’s biggest startup and tech event. Co-organised by Publicis Groupe and Groupe Les Echos and dedicated to the growth of startups, digital transformation and innovation, the 5th edition will take place on June 16-19, 2021.
This international event is a gathering of the world’s brightest minds, talents, and products and is a celebration of today’s innovations and tomorrow’s possibilities for everyone who believes in the power of technology to transform business and society!
In 2019, the event reached 231 million people worldwide, bringing together 124,000 visitors including more than 13,000 startups, 3,000 venture capital firms and 2,500 journalists from 124 countries. This year, VivaTech will provide a hybrid experience, in person in Paris and online worldwide, that will bring together an even larger community of innovators.
The event hosts VivaTech Lab Challenges where open innovation happens between industry leaders and promising startups. Over the past 5 years, thousands of startups have been collaborating with companies such as LVMH, Orange, Huawei, Sodexo and Vinci Energies and received some valuable face-time with the world’s top investors and influencers. Apply and get the chance to feature on the space of one of our partners.
Note: To be eligible for funding from Seedstars Africa Ventures, there is no prerequisite to go through one of Seedstars’ acceleration programs.