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Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Innovative Startup Pitching 2019

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JICA and UNDP are pleased to inform that at TICAD, 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.

Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility:

  1. Business Category:
    TECH startup with innovative solution to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  2. Year of Establishment:
    Established in 2018 or earlier
  3. Funding Stage:
    Proof of the past funding – Has ever raised over USD 50,000 funding
  4. Business Location:
    • HQs is based in African countries
    • Products/Services have been launched in African market
  5. 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 TICAD 7 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
  • GOODLUCK!

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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