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MEA Seed Challenge

Up to 150k€ invested in each of 7 winning startups from Cameroon, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal by September 2020*

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Every talented entrepreneur should be able to support its bold vision.
If you’re building a ground breaking business and want to scale on your market, and beyond, we want to hear from you now!

The challenge

Orange Ventures Middle East & Africa is a dedicated investment stream of Orange group on the continent with 50m€ assets under management and 4 companies in the current portfolio.
We are looking to extend our scope to supporting more young and innovative businesses on the continent. Middle East & Africa Seed Challenge is a call for candidates to submit application for seed investments from 50k€ up to 150k€. The investees will be announced by September 2020 and will integrate the Orange Ventures Middle East & Africa portfolio.
Do you think you have what it takes?

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Funding

from €50K to €150K funding, convertible note with standards terms

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Connection

12 months local mentor to support your business

How to get funded?

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Submit

Submit your application by July 19th

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Investees

Investees announced in September 2020 (date to be confirmed due to COVID-19 crisis)

Submit

From June 1st to July 19th (date to be confirmed) Fill out the form online, share your investor deck, excel, and 3 minute pitch (video)

Pre-selection

1 or 2 interviews with Orange Ventures team

Selection

Investment

At Orange Ventures, we’ll lead your first money or co-invest alongside others in your Seed round. Apply, if :

  • You have a bold vision with passion for disruption and expansion
  • You are willing to partner with Orange
  • You are a tech-driven start-up
  • You are mainly operating in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco and Jordan
  • You run Seed stage company, you have not raised more than €1m in total equity funding

to the Middle East & Africa Seed Challenge