Global seed-stage startup competition Seedstars World will host the second edition of its annual Africa Summit in Kigali, Rwanda on December 7-9, aimed at connecting African entrepreneurs with ecosystem players, investors and corporates.

Seedstars World, which was won last year by South African mobile recruitment startup Giraffe, held its inaugural Africa Summit in Casablanca, Morocco early this year, and will now hold a second event to connect African entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship ecosystems with the world and each other.

“After four years of hosting competitions across the world and across the African continent, we are more excited than ever about the potential for African entrepreneurs to build global businesses,” said Marcello Schermer, regional manager for Africa at Seedstars World.

“We also know that bringing startups, entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem players together will help increase connections across the continent and accelerate the growth of Africa-born global businesses, and this why we are running Seedstars Africa for the second year in a row.”

The event is expected to last three days and culminate with a full-day conference and pitch event bringing together more than 300 startup founders, entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem leaders from across Africa.

Seedstars World will thereafter host a two-day invite-only bootcamp prior to the event, where the winners of the Seedstars local competitions from across Africa will join 20 Rwandan startups to work with mentors on improving their business models, working on their growth strategy and mastering the investor pitch.

Credit: Disrupt Africa