Recently, the tech ecosystem in Africa is, getting nods, from the foreign community and this has increased collaboration, among certain, Non-African countries.


The recent collaboration is one, between Japan and Kenya.


Daikin and Samurai Incubate Africa, have partnered, to organise the first-ever, Africa Ideathon.


The Ideathon, targets African start-ups, across the continent and it is set, to offer, 10 shortlisted finalists, to take part, in the pitching event, happening on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya.


The ten shortlisted finalists would be riding a roller coaster, as they need not worry, about accommodation and travel expenses, as air tickets and visas for, at most, two members of the team, would be covered.


The winner of the start-up pitch stands a chance, of receiving investment, from Samurai Incubate Africa. In addition, the 10 finalists get to partner, with Daikin, with all projects executed, to be covered by Daikan.


Eligibility For Participation

African start-ups, planning to apply, for this first time ever collaborative opportunity, would be eligible based on the following criteria:

  • Must be based in Africa, with plans of expanding into, at least, one other African country, that has a demand, for air conditioners
  • Must be an independent legal entity and a profit-making venture
  • Must have service, or, product, designed to scale
  • Must have a reliable management team
  • Must be searching for opportunity, to form partnership and collaboration, with Daikin

Note that, startups seeking to apply must have their service or product readily available in the market and must be able, to generate revenue, in any of the following: clean energy, fintech, real estate, e-commerce and property tech.


How To Apply

African start-ups, who have satisfied all the criteria mentioned above for the Daikin Samurai Ideathon Challenge, can proceed to commence their application here.


The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

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