JICA and UNDP are pleased to inform that the two organizations will host selected startups from Africa to stage their business models during the side-event. A call for applications is now open from eligible startups with following conditions and details;
Application Deadline: 31th May 2019 11:59pm (JST)
Eligible Countries: African countries
Pitching Date and Venue: Friday, 30 August 2019 at Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama-City, Japan
About the Award: At the occasion of TICAD 7, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) will jointly prepare a pitching stage for eligible startups from African countries.
- Business Category:
TECH startup with innovative solution to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Year of Establishment:
Established in 2018 or earlier
- Funding Stage:
Proof of the past funding – Has ever raised over USD 50,000 funding
- Business Location:
- HQs is based in African countries
- Products/Services have been launched in African market
- Other necessary points:
- Passion/Will to acquire relation with Japanese investor(s) and/or partner(s) through participation to this pitch event in TICAD7
- Available to stay in Tokyo/Yokohama from 28 August to 31 August.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award:
- The selected finalist(s) will be invited to TICAD7 for the pitching on the stage in front of potential investors/partners gathered from multiple countries.
- Air tickets and accommodations for one personnel from each company will be covered by JICA/UNDP.
How to Apply: Sign up with Google Form: HERE
- It is important to go through all application requirements on
the Programme Webpage (see link below) before applying
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