“Africa’s most impactful startup bootcamp” to hold in Ghana


SpeedUpAfrica, an event that has been tagged “Africa’s most impactful startup bootcamp” is set to hold at the Ashesi University in Ghana on July 6-10, 2016.

Organized by DraperDarkFlow, a Tim Draper-backed silicon Valley-based VC Fund, in partnership with 500 Startups, the event seeks to transform African startups to “SpeedUPs” through mentorship, workshops and of course, money.

Startups selected for the four-day event will receive one-on-one mentorship, workshops, office hours, growth hacking, and US$10,000 worth of toolkits.

DraperDarkFlow and other investors will invest over US$1 million in the coolest startups.

“Africa has a unique opportunity to leapfrog, and great thing can,” said Tim Draper, founder and MD, Draper Fish Jurveston (DFJ).

Sharing his sentiments, Toro Orero of DraperDarkFlow said, “African startups can the world.”

Unlike other bootcamps and similar events, there’ll be no keynotes or panels at SpeedUPAfrica. The bootcamp will be on full execution mode to take the startups to the next level – growth and investment.

Interested startups can start applying. Applications will close on June 1 with the selected startups announced on June 5, 2016. Find out more about the US$1 million event here.

Among other things, interested startups must have a product or prototype, and know how to “Hit the Quan & Dance Shoki”.

Aside, 500 Startups, a leading global venture capital seed fund and accelerator, and Ashesi University, Singularity University and F6S are also partners of the event.

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