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Call For Applications: Seedstars Zenith Bank Pitch Competition ( Up to 52 million Naira in cash prizes )

Seedstars Zenith Bank Pitch

Supporting Nigerian MVP stage startups in advancing to the next stage of growth

Are you seeking an avenue to extend your business solution’s reach to millions of individuals? Do you possess a fully functional Minimum Viable Product (MVP) within the Nigerian landscape?

Together with Zenith Bank Plc, Seedstars is on a mission to foster and provide support to promising startups in Nigeria that have what it takes to redefine the future of business across Africa.

About the program

Their mission through this initiative is not only to recognize but also to spotlight, foster connections, provide rewards, and offer invaluable mentorship to promising Nigerian startups whose innovative solutions hold the promise of redefining the future of business across Africa. Zenith Bank is dedicated to empowering exceptional startups that leverage technology and pioneering concepts to address contemporary challenges, forging a path toward a more promising tomorrow in the following domains.

          Domains

  • Future of Retail
  • Future of eCommerce
  • Future of Payments
  • Future of Lending
  • Future of Wellness
  • Future of Cybersecurity
  • Future of EdTech
  • Future of Energy
  • Future of AgriTech
  • Future of Entertainment
  • Future of Transport and Logistics
  • Future of SMEs
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Application Criteria

  • Companies must be at the MVP stage
  • Have a complete team
  • Must not have raised more than $75k
  • Must be operating in one of the sectors listed above

A Potent Mix of Rewards

An impressive sum of 52 million Naira in cash prizes and awards awaits the triumphant participants. The top 12 teams will be graced with cash prizes, an essential fuel for propelling their dreams to fruition. These outstanding teams will not only possess an MVP but also a clearly defined growth trajectory. Additionally, the remaining 9 startups among the participants will each receive a generous cash prize of 1 million Naira.

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WINNER: 20 MILLION NAIRA.

The grand prize is 20 million naira plus an opportunity to pitch investors and gain access to the Seedstars Mentorship Hub.

SECOND PLACE: 15 MILLION NAIRA.

The second-placed team will receive 15 million naira in prize money and a scholarship into the Seedstars mentorship hub.

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THIRD PLACE: 10 MILLION NAIRA.

The third-placed team will receive 10 million naira plus a scholarship into the Seedstars mentorship hub.

Deadline: November 14, 2023

Click HERE to Apply

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