Starting a business in Africa can be a thrilling experience yet an intimidating challenge; especially with capturing your target market, funding & building a brand.
A little note about the opportunity
1776 is a global incubator and seed fund that finds promising startups focused on solving the world’s most fundamental challenges and helps engineer their success.
1776 focuses on startups in the most broken, entrenched industries and sectors that impact millions of lives every day—specifically education, energy, health and cities. From its hub in Washington, D.C., it is sparking a global movement of “problem-solving” startups through its Challenge Cup and Startup Federation, the premiere network of incubators throughout the world.
By creating a global community of startups, mentors, partners, and investors, 1776 is proving that its unique approach to incubation can create a sustained cycle of innovation that connects existing enterprises, corporations, and government entities to the startups that are solving the world’s biggest problems.
Read more about 1776 here
So here’s how it goes…
We all know that the global startup surge is heating up in Lagos and on January 22nd, 2016, Lagos is the next stop for Challenge Cup 2016, an annual startup competition spanning over 50 global cities in the search for the best ideas to solve the world’s biggest challenges.
Behind this latest splash for “Silicon Lagoon” are Generation Enterprise, Lagos’s most innovative youth venture development incubator focused on transforming life opportunities at the Bottom of the Pyramid, and 1776, the global startup incubator and seed fund based in Washington DC, in partnership with StartUp Lagos; organizers of Lagos Startup week and Lagos Angels Network.
The event will be held at Cre8 Innovation Hub and showcase Lagos’ most compelling startups, and the stakes are high. Lagos’s finest will compete for the opportunity to advance to the Challenge Cup regional competition in Nairobi, where five of the most promising startups will be chosen to join 40 regional winners and 45 wildcard winners from across the globe. Regional winners will then fly to Washington D.C in June, to attend the finals at the Challenge Festival 2016. Up for grabs: $1 million in cash prizes and funding, and a golden opportunity to connect with mentors, corporate partners, policy-makers, and potential investors.
This is the golden opportunity you have been waiting for, the question is are you ready to ride the rollercoaster all the way?
Deadline for the application is 14th January 2016. For further information on how to register to compete, please visit: http://www.1776.vc/challenge-cup/apply-to-compete/
Or to register to attend visit: http://www.1776.vc/challenge-cup/event/20200-2/