94 startups selected to take part in SpeedUPAfrica


The startups that are to take part in SpeedUPAfrica, an event seeking to transform African startups to “SpeedUPs” through mentorship, workshops and of course, money, have been announced with 86 coming from Africa.

The startups from Africa include Hotels.ng, a Nigerian online hotel booking portal for Africa, Printivo, a Nigerian online printing company, and mymusic.com.ng, an African music download platform which allow users to pay with phone credits.

Others are TrendingshoW, a Ugandan web and mobile app that provides on-demand TV to on-the-go viewers, Tuse, an app which allow people in places with no signal to still communicate, and Cokodeal, a marketplace for locally made good in Africa for trade and export.

For a full list of the selected startups, click HERE.

The startups will take part in the four-day event and will receive one-on-one mentorship, workshops, office hours, growth hacking, and US$10,000 worth of toolkits.

DraperDarkFlow, a Tim Draper-backed silicon Valley-based VC Fund, and other investors will invest over US$1 million in the coolest startups.

Unlike other bootcamps, 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.

Tagged “Africa’s most impactful startup bootcamp”, the event will take place at the Ramada Resort in Ghana from July 6-10, 2016.

SpeedUPAfrica is organized by DraperDarkFlow, 500 Startups, a leading global venture capital seed fund and accelerator, Singularity University and a host of others.

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