IE University is set to hold its first Digital Solutions Venture Day in Lagos on Friday, September 20th, 2019 at Zone Tech Park, Gbagada, Lagos
“IE Venture Days” will take place in cities around the world, connecting the entrepreneurial community across all continents. In a statement by Director of IE West Africa region, Onyekachi Eke, she revealed that in the past three years, IE has held more than 35 International Venture Days in cities such as Madrid, Shanghai, Tokyo, Miami, Bogota, London, Santiago de Chile, Paris and many more!
Date: Friday, September 20th, 2019
Venue: Zone Tech Park, Gbagada.
“In 2018, we organized more than 15 Venture Days around the world and this year, we have 15 planned as well, with the first edition in Africa holding in Lagos on September 20th”, she said.
The Digital Solutions Venture Day in Lagos is a cutting-edge, highly competitive program designed to identify and support start-ups that have the ability to create innovative digital-based solutions to everyday problems faced by businesses, whether private or public; so as to improve their operations thereby. In the coming weeks, the organizers will select 6 start-ups (based on their originality, financial viability, and ability to have a positive impact on major challenges for businesses) to pitch at the Venture Day Lagos and have a chance to win amazing opportunities and gain visibility.
What Is the Prize?
The winner of Venture Day Lagos gets the chance to pitch on IE’s stage in the South Summit in Spain; in order to win a full pass to the event (access to the Investor Den, conferences in all stages, one-on-one meetings and matchmaking service with investors and big corporations, etc.) taking place at the beginning of October 2020.
This implies that the winning startup of Venture Day Lagos will have access to IE Business School’s campus for an intensive acceleration program that will take place a few days before South Summit in order to prepare their pitch for the event; all expenses paid.
In addition, the winner gets a prize of €15,000 to be spent on Amazon Web Services, while the other 5 finalists get a consolation prize of €3,000 to be spent on Amazon Web Services – The winning team also gets a N5million cash prize.
Want to participate to win these amazing prizes for your startup? Read more and apply for a chance to compete here.
Applications must be completed and submitted on or before Aug 31st, 2019.
To attend the event on September 20th in Lagos, you can register for free.
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