The Africa Blockchain Incubator Program powered by the African Blockchain Institute (ABI) has kicked off its 2023 edition by receiving applications in December 2022.
Over the course of more than one month, applications rolled in from across the continent with 440 interested teams applying to be part of the incubation program.
After the close of applications, the top 20 applications from the pool of 440 applicants were selected to pitch their ideas to an esteemed panel of judges and experts during the virtual pitch event on the 18th of February 2023.
The Virtual Selection Pitch Event involved the shortlisted applicants pitching their projects before an esteemed panel of judges.
From this stage, the top 7 applicants have been selected and are being formally welcomed into the first stage of the Incubation program. It will be months of rapid development and feedback ahead with a global cohort of expert mentors
Our Esteemed judges for the event included:
- Oluwaseun Adepoju [CC Hub Design Lab]
- Marta Maryam Rozsa [Solity Network]
- Desiree Nzengou [IT Strategist & Startups Consultant]
The Incubation program for selected applicants includes a variety of purposefully-designed sessions such as one-on-one mentor sessions, milestone pitch sessions, fireside chats, and more to further develop the business and technological components of their business.
Participants will develop their business with topics including Product Development, Go-to-market strategies, Understanding Regulations and Regulatory Environments, Investor Readiness, and more.
Participants who make it to the end of the Incubation will pitch on Demo Day in Kigali Rwanda. The Demo Day is scheduled to hold as a hybrid event on the 22nd of June 2023. The top 5 participants will pitch before investors and other members of the ecosystem.
Partners for the 2023 Africa Blockchain Incubator Program include Blockbuild Africa, NEAR Foundation, African Law and Tech Network, among others.
If you would like to partner with the program or the Demo Day and for investment inquiries, please send an email to: incubation[at]africablockchain.institute.
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