So far in 2020, only 3% of financial investments have been allocated to female-led startups in Africa (Briter Bridges). It's time to change that narrative.
Seedstars, the Swiss investment holding group, is dedicated to empowering more female-led startups by launching "The Gender Equity Project".
As a woman entrepreneur, you can benefit from this project by getting access to entrepreneurial training, a global network of peers, mentors and experts, as well as potentially receive investment for your startup with the Seedstars World Competition, happening fully online no matter where you are.
Learn how below.
The Application Process
Send your application on SeedstarsWorld.com
You're still on time to apply by 6 November.
Get tailored online training to get your startup investment-ready.
Deliberation of participants on 10 November.
Local winners announced on 16 November.
Compete for the Global Winner prize of USD 500,000.
Learn about the stories of other successful women entrepreneurs who partook in the Seedstars World Competition.
CEO of ZafreePapers, Ethiopia
Bethlehem participated in regional Seedstars Africa and global Seedstars Summit where she immediately caught the attention of the event partners with her innovative business idea. She won the Land Restoration prize from the DOEN Foundation and has received international visibility allowing her to grow her startup further.
After participating in the Seedstars World Competition 2019/20, Alima's startup CowTribe was one of the 12 finalists at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland, where she pitched her business to a global audience of investors. Now CowTribe is part of the Seedstars International portfolio.
Hilda was one of the five finalists of the online Seedstars Summit 2020. She has founded and built her businesses from scratch, managing to attract investment and growth opportunities and is currently one of the Seedtars International portfolio companies.