Back at it… We were invited back to sit on the jury of Seedstars – this time in Mozambique!
On June 14th 2017, Seedstars visited Maputo, Mozambique to choose the startup to represent the country at its Africa Regional Finals – coincidentally to be hosted in Maputo in December 2017, before heading out to the Global Finals in Switzerland in 2018. The event, sponsored and hosted by Standard Bank at its new incubator in Maputo was attended by senior staff of the bank – including Chief Executive (Rest of Africa) at the Standard Bank Group, Mrs. Sola David-Borha, Standard Bank Mozambique CEO and Managing Director of Standard Bank Mozambique, Chuma Nwokocha. Savvy Venture Partners’ Managing Partner, Thabo Ncalo was invited to sit on the jury of this competition.
Seedstars World is a Switzerland based startup competition that takes place in emerging markets. They run 65+ local competitions where they identify the best seed-stage startups, give them pitch training and award the winners with an opportunity to compete in the Seedstars Summit where one of them will be crowned Seedstars World Global Winner. Winners are awarded investments of up to $1 Million.
The event was covered in various press / media – including Disrupt Africa. Read more about the event here: