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Startup Funding from SeedStars World

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  • 19 Jun 2014 - 11:21am
  • By Mark Wamai
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College of Engineering, Design, Art & Technology (CEDAT) Students at the 2nd Annual Open Day, 5th October 2012, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Outbox, with support from Google, has organised a startup pitching competition known as SeedStars world, to seek for the most promising startup in Kampala's ecosystem, to travel to Switzerland, meet with European investors and stand to win up-to USD 500,000.

What is Seedstars?
Seed stars <http://www.seedstarsworld.com/> is a world-wide start-up competition that seeks to discover startups in emerging and fast growing markets, providing them an opportunity to meet with European Investors.

SeedStars' first event is on 27th June 2014 in Kampala, Uganda.

Why Seedstars?
Funded startups are still few and far between in Sub Saharan Africa. This looks like a good opportunity to bring to tech entrepreneurs in Africa.

What does it take to participate?

The criteria for participation is:

+ Founding data < 2 years
+ Received investment < USD 500K
+ Have an MVP
+ For profit
+ Potential to be global

How can i apply?
If you have what is takes, you can apply by visiting http://www.seedstarsworld.com/event/seedstars_kampala-2014

Deadline for application is June 18th 2014. For any inquries, please send an email to zulu@outbox.co.ug

What can you do to help?
+ You can share this with a startup you believe meets the criteria and is interested in participating.
+ Share this news within your network using the #sswkampala hashtag on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
+ You can come on board to sponsor the event.

More about Seedstars
Have a look at the following online resources to know more about Seed Stars:
+ Last year's documentary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXg2W7iaBnA
+ Teaser for 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK0qTmqR2g8
+ More videos from 2013 http://www.seedstars.tv/
+ Pictures from the final event in Geneva http://www.flickr.com/photos/116438385@N05/sets/
+ Articles about Seed stars world http://ventureburn.com/2014/01/meet-the-20-startups-competing-in-seedstar-world-finals/

 

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