The New Venture Competition (NVC) is an Africa Summit initiative that brings together investors, academics, students, and corporate sponsors to host a 3-day experience for tech/tech-enabled early-stage entrepreneurs based in Africa to learn, network, and compete for a cash prize capital needed to scale their businesses.
END OF JANUARY 2023
Application released with categories and respective eligibility criteria
MID FEBRUARY 2023
3 finalist founder teams per category announced and arrangements made for founders to travel to Princeton, NJ
END OF APRIL 2023
Finalists spend 3 days in an entrepreneurs' boot camp and compete for a cash prize in their category on the final day
While the criteria may vary depending on the category, here's generally what we categorize as our target early-stage startup
For-profit or non-profit startups welcome!
Less than 30 employees
Startups must be either tech focussed or tech-enabled
Less than 5 years in operation
Africa-focused with a portion or all of its operations in Africa
Raised less than $500K in funding to date
PARTNER WITH US!
THE NVC IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SPONSORSHIP REQUESTS!
Below are the attached sponsorship proposals for the categories that we are accepting currently sponsorship requests. To download a .pdf file of any proposal, simply click the button below the title. Thereafter, use the form at the bottom of the page to contact our team and we will get back to you promptly.
We look forward to working with you!
XR + Metaverse
Robotics + AI