Techstars brings Startup Week to Kampala, apply to participate

Kampala Startup Week Ugandan innovators in SMEs

Techstars, a U.S.-based Accelerator is going to host one of its Startup Week events in Kampala, putting the Ugandan capital on a list of a few African cities that have hosted the prestigious event that brings together entrepreneurs. The first city to host the event was Cape Town in 2016.

In fact, only two events of the kind will be held in Africa, with one in Lagos (Sept. 23-30) and another in Kampala, which will be hosted from Nov. 11-15.

Techstars, which also runs a $150 million VC Fund, organizes Startup weeks in multiple cities across the globe in order “bring entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together over five days to build momentum and opportunity around” communities’ unique entrepreneurial identities.

The Kampala Startup Week will run for 5 days and over the course of five days.

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You’ll get a chance to listen to successful and budding entrepreneurs share their stories and pitch for investment.

What happens

On the first day of the events, attendees are welcomed to a networking session, 60-second pitches and team building activities. Diner is also served.

On day 2, mentors are brought to inspire entrepreneurs. And on the last day, entrepreneurs are offered an opportunity to pitch to judges.

It should be recalled that Eversend, an electronic money transfer firm co-founded by Stone Atwine, a Ugandan entrepreneur based in Paris, was this year among 10 startups that were admitted to the prestigious Techstars accelerator programme in Berlin. The Programme provides access to investment, mentorship and collaboration with other top entrepreneurs worldwide.

Techstars Berlin started in 2015, and since then, more than 100 startups have been funded with investments totaling around EUR 20 million.

Apply here to participate


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