WABF 2023 New Venture Competition (Win up to $30,000)

  •  Contest
  •  24-Sep-2023
  •   Worldwide
  • $$  Varies

The New Venture Competition (NVC), a conference highlight, is a pitch competition for early-stage ventures, designed to showcase a new generation of innovators.

Participants will get a chance to win up to $30,000 in non-equity financing and network with top founders and investors from across Africa.

Top finalists will pitch their startups to a panel of esteemed judges at the conference.

Eligibility Criteria

The WABF New Venture Competition (NVC) seeks to elevate founders creating innovative products, solutions, or services that strategically tackle Africa’s biggest and most urgent challenges. To participate in the NVC, founders must meet the following criteria:

  • Business must be at a pre-seed or seed stage (business must have raised no more than $150K)
  • Business must primarily serve the African market, though it does not have to be domiciled in Africa
  • Business must be less than three (3) years in operation, with no more than 50 employees
  • Business must not be a recipient of any previous funding from the WABF NVC

Offered Benefits

  • Win up to $30,000 non-equity financing

  • Gain Global exposure:Elevate your idea above the bustling forum chatter, gaining the leverage and momentum needed for a successful launch right from the start.
  • Pitch your concept to those with the power to turn it into reality:Present your innovative idea to decision-makers who can transform it into reality at the NVC competition. Seize your chance for growth and impact
  • Network with top founders and investors:Connect and collaborate with industry pioneers and investors as an NVC participant. Build invaluable relationships for your venture’s success.

Application Process

Go to Wharton Africa Business Forum on docs.google.com to apply
Apply Here
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