#epic

An Epic 4 Day Growth & Investment Focused
Founder Bootcamp aimed at Transforming
Startups to SpeedUPS

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#Frontier

Africa has a unique opportunity to leapfrog 
Tim Draper [Founder, Draper Associates & DFJ]

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#Speedups

It's time for African startups to go from Startups to SpeedUPS
Steve Case [Founder, AOL]

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#global

African Startups can change the world
Toro Orero [Managing Partner, DDF]

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Applications open
Nigeria
Lagos
July 5th-9th
2017
100 Startups
Hottest in Africa

Startups to SpeedUPs

Africa's Most Epic Founder Bootcamp

MEntors

Silicon Valley and Global Mentors

workshops

Droppin Practical  Major Keys

Deal Day

Pitch to Silicon Valley Investors

Turning up

Get ready for the time of your life!!!

working with...

...folks from Google, Singularity University, etc droppin some #MajorKeys, growth hacking workshops, one-on-one mentor sessions, founder Ted-style talks, Q & A sessions, & actual Investments. The idea is to make those 4 days a defining period in the life of your startup. 

Tim Draper
Epic Investor

Legendary Silicon Valley Investor, Founder, Draper Univeristy, Draper Associates, DFJ

Tim Draper
Epic Investor
500 Startups
Global Accelerator

Gobal VC seed fund & startup accelerator, $200M in assets, investing in 1300+ start-ups

500 Startups
Global Accelerator
Singularity University
Accelerator

Focus on cutting-edge technologies impacting billions of people

Singularity University
Accelerator
Google
World's Biggest Startup

Organizing the world’s information, making universally accessible and useful

Google
World's Biggest Startup
DDF
Silicon Valley VC

Investing in African Startups that can change the world

DDF
Silicon Valley VC
RanLab
Pan Africa

USAID funded partnership of 20 African universities in 16 countries.

RanLab
Pan Africa
Ndani TV
Media Partner

Ndani takes you on a journey into the depths of Africa, unveiling the beauty inside.

Ndani TV
Media Partner
Seedstars
Global Startup Competition

Global startup competition that takes place in emerging markets

Seedstars
Global Startup Competition
F6S
Startup Toolkits

Founder and startup programs globally, & millions in free founder benefits

F6S
Startup Toolkits
ABAN
Africa Business Angels Network

Early stage investor networks across Africa

ABAN
Africa Business Angels Network
Draper University
Silicon Valley

Top Silicon Valley entrepreneurship program

Draper University
Silicon Valley

PLUS...

NO PANELS: Execution focused workshops
PEER-TO-PEER: Beyond Top-Down, Founders also handle sessions
NO DEMO DAY: Each startups will have one-on-one investment meetings
TURNING UP: Mad fun of epic proportions

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Speedupafrica 2016 Throwback

> See 2016 Featured Startups
> See Founder Feedback
> See  Pictures & Video Highlights
> Founders accepted to YCombinator, DraperU, 500 Startups

See 2016 Summary Report

startup criteria

*Must know an awkward dance move*

Live Product: 100%
Seed/Early Stage: 80%
Later Stage: 20%
Founders: 80%
Non-Founders: 20%

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faq

Frequently Asked Questions

Costs
  • Q: What will it cost me?

  • A: It's FREE. You just have to pay for your flight and we'll cover the rest - airport pickup, accommodation, feeding

  • Tip: always good to hold some cash

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Product
  • Q: Must I have a live product?

  • A: Only startups with a live product and some traction, or prototype will be considered.

  • Tip: we love traction

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application
  • Q: When will I know if I got selected?

  • A: Applications open January 10th, window closes May 1st, and selected startups will be contacted on May 5th

  • Tip: don't wait until the deadline

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