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Orange Ventures MEA Seed Challenge 2020 for Entrepreneurs in Africa and Middle East

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The Orange Ventures MEA Seed Challenge aims to give entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East the means to launch and develop their business.

Application Deadline: 19th July, 2020

About the Award: Orange Ventures Africa Middle & East is a dedicated investmentstream of Orange group on the African Middle & East continent with 50m€ assets under management and 5 companies in thecurrent portfolio.
We are looking to extend our scope to supporting more young and innovative businesseson the continent. Africa Middle & East Seed Challenge is a call for candidates to submit application for seed investmentsfrom 50k€ up to 150k€. The investees will be announced by September 2020 and will integrate the Orange Ventures Africa Middle & East portfolio. Do you think you have what it takes?

Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility:

  • This challenge targets seed ventures with high growth potential and predominantly new technologies driven.
  • The Orange Ventures MEA Seed Challenge is open to start-ups in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia. 

Selection Criteria: At Orange Ventures, we’ll lead your first money or co-invest alongside othersin your seed round. So if

  • You have a bold vision with passion for disruption and expansion
  • You are willing to partner with Orange
  • You are a tech-driven start-up
  • You are mainly operating in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Sénégal, Tunisia, Morocco and Jordan
  • You run Seed stage company, you have not raised more than €1m in total equity funding

Eligible Countries: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia. 

Number of Awards: 7 (a winner per country)

Value of Award:

  • Orange Ventures plans to invest a total of €500,000 in the MEA start-up ecosystem as a result of this challenge, with up to seven seed stage start-ups benefitting from an investment of between €50,000 and €150,000.
  • 12 months local mentor to support your business

How to Apply: Fill out the form online, share your investor deck, excel, and 3 minute pitch (video)

Apply

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