A global start-up competition, Startup World that aims to find the next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg and entrepreneurs building the next Facebook or Google is coming to Africa this year.
Organised by one of the world’s leading technology news blogs, TheNextWeb, the competition wants to put entrepreneurs in emerging markets in the limelight, describing it as their global answer to the hit singing competition, American Idol.
This year, Startup World would be holding pitching competitions in 36 cities world-wide, including Cape Town in South Africa, Nairobi in Kenya, Dar Es Salam in Tanzania and Kigali in Rwanda.
The winners will be invited to Silicon Valley for the grand finale and prizes to be won include a place at one of Silicon Valley’s top accelerators i/o Ventures.
If you are a start-up based in Cape Town, Nairobi, Dar Es Salam or Kigali, you can apply now here.