Global startup pitching competition, Seedstars World has announced that it will hold a Johannesburg startup pitch competition in July.
Slated for July 17, the event will see 10 of the best startups from all over South Africa pitch in front of a local and international Jury in Johannesburg. The 10 startups pitching in Johannesburg will be composed of 5 Startups from Cape Town and 5 from Johannesburg. The companies will compete for a flight ticket to Geneva for the Seedstars World final and the chance to win US$500,000 equity investment prize.
The event, which is organized in partnership with Standard Bank, will feature disruptive tech, inspirational keynotes and networking sessions. The pitch event is the first to be held in Johannesburg, and the it marks the city as the 13th city to host Seedstars World’s startup pitch event.
According to Alisee de Tonnac, the CEO of Seedstars World, “Our goal is to create the network for quality entrepreneurs around the world and help entrepreneurs, accelerators, co-working spaces and investors to interact with one another.”
Application deadline for the Johannesburg pitch event is July 3, 2015.
The first pitch event held in Maputo, Mozambique on May 26 with Moovi, a cinema booking startup, emerging the winner. The next pitch event will hold on June 30 in Cape Town, South Africa.