STARTUP COMPETITION - African Proptech Forum
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STARTUP COMPETITION

LAUNCH YOUR STARTUP

The Africa Proptech Forum Startup Competition, in partnership with leading VC partners, reveals the most promising and innovative startups that are tackling Africa’s biggest urban challenges. Selected finalists will have the opportunity to pitch and showcase their companies and services at applicable regional sessions as well as at the Africa Proptech Forum in Johannesburg. Winners will be announced at the API Awards during the API Summit.

ENTRIES OPEN NOW!

WINNER ANNOUNCED:
The API Awards (Part of the API Summit 08 September 2021 | Jo’burg )

HOW IT WORKS: ENTRIES

      • The APF Committee will review all online applications & will pre-select 3 startups per region.
      • The regions will consist of East Africa, West Africa and Southern & Central Africa (as 1 region).
      • Each of the pre-selected start-ups will then have the opportunity to present their company to the APF Committee and members of the APF Jury during regionally focused virtual sessions: East Africa (07 July), Southern & Central Africa (27 July) & West Africa (07 November)
      • One finalist per region will then be selected and they will get the opportunity to pitch their company in front of the Africa Proptech Forum audience on 07 September 2021 in Johannesburg (or virtually) where the APF jury will select one final winner.​​

CRITERIA:

      • The quality and scalability of the technology
      • The ability of the business model to be profitable on a continent-wide scale​
      • Customer value proposition – ability to solve an industry problem​
      • User experience​
      • The replicability of the technology or solution​​

REQUIREMENTS:

To enter the competition startups must:

 

      • Provide a solution for the real estate industry: they must demonstrate their capacity to move the real estate ecosystem forward with an innovative business model, technology, service or content experience.
      • Be created after 2016.
      • Already have revenue, less than $1M
      • Have less than 20 employees
      • Be business-ready (already launched)
      • Be independent.
      • Be genuinely original and innovative, with regional viability.
      • Demonstrate a business impact for potential partners & Africa Proptech Forum (APF) delegates

REGIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

EAST AFRICA CHAPTER

06 July 2021 | Nairobi

WEST AFRICA CHAPTER

02 June 2021​ | Lagos​

SOUTH & CENTRAL AFRICA CHAPTER

28 July 2021​ | Johannesburg