The largest startup competition for emerging markets, Seedstars World has opened applications for its first event in the Gambia.

Applications close November 6 and the event will be held on November 17 in Banjul.

Startups who wish to apply need to be less than 2-years old, must have raised less than $500,000 in funding, and must have built a minimum viable product.

Startups will also be chosen according to potential regional and global scalability.

Of the various applicants, 10 startups will be selected to pitch at the event.
The winner of the competition will represent Gambia at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland in April 2019 and stands a chance to win up to $1 million in equity Investments.

Claudia Makadristo, Regional Manager for Africa at Seedstars said, “At Seedstars, we believe talent and good ideas are everywhere. We see ourselves as a platform connecting investors to the next generation of startup entrepreneurs in places where normally people wouldn’t think startup ecosystems have such traction, growth and buzz.

“We are very excited to be in The Gambia, highlighting such a bustling entrepreneurship ecosystem and we are here to witness the reality.”

She added, “We are also experts in identifying which are the ones to pull through and how. We’re impressed by what we have seen in the region so far and cannot wait to add startups from The Gambia onto our map.”

By: ClaraDoku/