StartupBus Africa: Five-Day Hackathon from Harare to Cape Town

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StartupBus is an annual startup competition on the road organized by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

 

StartupBus Africa 2013 is gathering 15 African  entrepreneurs and 15 from other parts of the world for an unforgettable journey…

 

50% developers, 25% designers, 25% hustlers (business/marketing) – all focused on Mobile, Healthcare and Energy with an impact on the African continent, during a 96-hour adrenaline fuelled hackathon event.

 

Building a product, on the road.

 

THE JOURNEY

 

In five days we drive from Harare (ZIM) to Cape Town (SA), through Johannesburg (SA) and Bloemfontein (SA).

 

In each of these cities we will meet with local entrepreneurs, investors and mentors.

We will make a number of site-visits and hold pitch-and-feedback sessions locally.

 

In Cape Town, our Grand Finale event on the 22nd of November will conclude in the selection of the StartupBus Africa 2013 winner – who will gain the opportunity to represent South Africa in the global finale of the Global Entrepreneurship Week “Get in The Ring” (GEW GiTR) competition.

 

We have partnered amongst others with the UN Foundation, the Kairos Society, the Cape Town City Government and TechHub Harare. Furthermore we are trying to get a few global players on board with a mindset for entrepreneurship and a culture that embraces innovation.

 

The team is composed of experienced StartupBus organisers (UK, Denmark, Germany), and high-profile young entrepreneurs from Zimbabwe and South Africa.

 

LOCATIONS:

Harare, Zimbabwe / 17 November

Johannesburg, South Africa / 18 + 19 November

Bloemfontein, South Africa /  20 November (short stop)

Cape Town, South Africa / 20 + 21 November
DATES: 17-21 November

 

LINK FOR APPLICATIONS www.africa.startupbus.com  ONLY 6 DAYS LEFT, CLOSES ON THE 15TH OF OCTOBER

 

EMAIL: Africa@StartupBus.com

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