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Introducing: 54 Days Across Africa virtual Startup Tour

The 54 Days Across Africa virtual startup tour is our maiden campaign which will herald the launch of our digital platform “Kutana Africa”, built with the growth of African startups in mind, hence allowing them to be visible and engage (i.e. connect, interact, collaborate) with one another at the click of a button.

From July 26, 2021, we will be highlighting the startup ecosystem of each country in Africa, beginning with West Africa as the first bloc. You will get to hear first-hand from young and innovative African founders addressing the continent’s challenges through their innovations. The 54 Day Across Africa virtual startup tour will be on a bloc basis in the following order - West Africa bloc, East Africa bloc, Central Africa bloc, Southern Africa bloc, and North Africa bloc.

The tour will present other engaging activities that will benefit participating startups, partners and investors like B2B Networking session, and a Pitch Championship. In addition, all participating startups will get a 20% discount to access our Kutana Africa Platform, which is the largest African B2B online ecosystem.

We, therefore, invite startups especially to take the opportunity to grow through the 54 Days Across Africa virtual startup tour so that together, we can co-create a sustainable startup ecosystem on the continent.

Get Involved Now!

Are you interested in knowing more about and connecting with players in the African startup ecosystem? If you answered YES, then the 54 Days Across Africa virtual startup tour is a perfect fit for you. Our target audience includes startup enthusiasts, investors, and founders. Therefore, we encourage you to register your participation now and benefit from our Ecosystem Information session, B2B Networking session, and the Pitch Competition.



Registration deadline: 22nd July.


B2B Networking Session

Benefit from one of the major activities during the 54 Days Across Africa virtual startup tour, our Exclusive B2B Matchmaking Session. The objective of this tour is to give you the needed visibility to foster strong connections between your business and other businesses across the continent. Through the B2B matchmaking session, we will create an enabling environment for collaboration in the ecosystem.

Our long term vision is to let Kutana Africa, facilitate B2B connections amongst SMEs and startups across Africa.

Based on sectors of interest, participating businesses will get assigned to Virtual Rooms (VRs). Also, we have pre-selected Virtual Room Heads (VRHs) who will facilitate the networking process in each room.

Click here to see our Virtual Room Heads



Pitch Championships

The tour climaxes with an exciting pitch competition for each regional bloc.

One finalist from each country within the 5 regional blocs will be given the opportunity to;
  • Participate in the exclusive investor panel pitch and
  • Outright access to an exclusive B2B Matchmaking session.
  • Access to ongoing events and programmes from our partners.
  • Further visibility and connections to our investor network.
  • An investor readiness training.

We are interested in showcasing the investment readiness of the participating startups through the 54 Days Across Africa virtual startup tour.

Get in touch with us via panyomitse@startuploungegh.com / samopoku@startuploungegh.com, if you would like to participate in the pitch championship.



Checkout the video below for more information

A message from our partners



Partners

As a partner, you are entitled to:
  • Startup recruitment services for your incubator/accelerator/fellowship program(s).
  • An opportunity to build an activity of interest into the campaign (competition, training, assessment, recruitment etc).
  • Marketing throughout the 54 Days Across Africa campaign.




Start.Up regards,

Samuel Boakye Opoku
(Founding Partner, Start.Up Lounge Africa)