At WABF23, we aim to connect promising early-stage African entrepreneurs to a powerful network of investors, mentors, and coaches to accelerate their growth, and provide them with resources they can use to develop into regional powerhouses.
As part of this initiative, the Wharton African Student Association is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Venture Competition at this year’s conference. Contestants will submit an application outlining their start-up or idea, and we will select 4 or 5 finalists to pitch to an experienced panel of judges and the audience at the conference.
We have received several applications to date and are looking forward to many more. If you believe that your idea has what it takes, please read through the eligibility details below and submit your application by Friday, October 16th at 11:59PM EST using the form at the bottom of this page.
The four finalists gain…
- Automatic entry onto short-list to compete for a spot in the ALN Ventures Accelerator
- The opportunity to present in front of top Africa-focused VCs and leading minds in entrepreneurship
- Access to networking opportunities with others interested in African entrepreneurship
…and the grand prize winner receives $5,000 of funding for their venture