STARTUP COMPETITION - African Proptech Forum
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STARTUP COMPETITION

On 28 July 2021, property technology (PropTech) StartUps from East, West, Southern & Central Africa (3 per region), will pitch their businesses’ and ideas live at StartUP Day by the Africa Proptech Forum. Each StartUp will pitch their business before a Q & A and feedback session with our panel of big-time judges.

 

Representing leading international VCs, investors & developers, our judges have cut their teeth in Africa, and internationally, and will provide compelling and frank insights on who’s on the money and what investors are looking for when investing as well as practical feedback with leaders within the real estate industry.

 

With only one startup able to emerge from StartUp Day per region and one to be crowned as the Africa Proptech StartUp of the Year at the API Awards in September, the competition will be fierce and the questions relentless from our seasoned panel of Judges. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the next wave of African disruptors and dream makers, and learn who’s ready for the big time.

SOUTHERN & CENTRAL AFRICA

Zak Omarjee

Co-Founder & CEO – CROWDPROP

Palesa Moloi

Co-Founder – ParkUpp

David Akinin

CEO & Founder – FundRoof

WEST AFRICA

Chukwuemeka Ndukwe

Co-founder & CEO – CoFundie

Tola Adesanmi

CEO – Spleet Africa

Muyideen Dosumu

CEO | Co-Founder – GatePass

EAST AFRICA

Livingstone Mukasa

CEO & Co-Founder – BitBricks

Emmanuel Akandwanaho

Co-Founder & Team Lead – MiahUg

Nghombombong Minuifuong

CEO & Co-Founder – Bongalo

WINNER ANNOUNCED:
The API Awards (Part of the API Summit 08 September 2021 )

HOW STARTUP DAY WORKS

      • 28 July: 3 pre-selected startups from each region will compete against each other and be adjudicated by a panel of Judges representing international VCs, leading local property funds and established technology leaders from Africa.
      • Three Finalists will be selected (one from each region) and the winner will then be announced at the API Awards, Africa’s most prestigious real estate honors ceremony, to an audience of 500 investors, developers, media and dignitaries in attendance.
      • Free Virtual Audience Participation (28 July Only)

BENEFITS OF ENTERING & WINNING

      • Gain invaluable feedback from established leaders and investors on your business and operations
      • Gain recognition as one of Africa’s leading Proptech startups
      • Gain exposure amongst Africa’s leading real estate investor and developer community
      • Mentorship

REGIONAL WINNERS

      • Regional Qualifiers are recognised by the Africa Proptech Forum on the official website and materials
      • Regional Qualifier Winners will have the opportunity to appear in the Africa Proptech Innovator Video Series ( 27,000+ Viewers)
      • Regional Qualifier winners will be featured in the Africa Proptech Forum Monthly newsletter (27,000 Readers)
      • Regional Qualifier Winners will be able to send a custom branded email to the Africa Proptech Forum’s Database
      • Receive Mentorship from the APF Advisory Board
      • Presentation at the Africa Proptech Forum (07 September)

AFRICA PROPTECH FORUM WINNER & RUNNERS UP

      • The Africa Proptech Forum Winner and two runners up will be presented with API Awards collateral for use on their websites, offices and etc. for the period 2021.
      • Virtual Booth at the API Summit (06-10 September)
      • Opportunity to present at the API Summit

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

STARTUP PARTNER

PROPTECH PARTNERS