Wharton Africa Business Forum 2018 New Venture Competition ($10,000 grand prize)

Application Deadline: October 14, 2018 11:59 EST

As part of this initiative, the Wharton African Student Association is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Venture Competition at this year’s conference. Contestants will submit an application outlining their start-up or idea, and we will select finalists to pitch to an experienced panel of judges and the audience at the conference on Friday, November 2, 2018.

Eligibility Requirements:

The competition is open to all entrepreneurs with businesses that are using innovation to solve some of the continent’s toughest challenges. Entrepreneurs who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Businesses focused on serving the African continent (does not necessarily need to be headquartered in Africa)
  • For-profit business models (however your business does not need to be making profits yet!)
  • Early-stage business with less than 50 employees and less than 4 years in operation
  • Raised less than $200,000 in funding for the business

How it Works:

From the pool of applications, 8 finalists will be invited to pitch their business to a panel of expert judges who will determine the Winner of the $10,000 grand prize.

The finalists will also have the opportunity to participate in workshops and seminars hosted by our judges and Wharton faculty in the run-up to the final event (final schedule to be announced). You can expect to receive training in business plan writing and public speaking as well as specific feedback and advise on your key business challenges.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Wharton Africa Business Forum 2018 Venture Competition 


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