IPO48 is a 48 hours bootcamp event that aims at giving web/mobile startups a launch platform for their startups through of mentorship, networking and media exposure. A minimum of one of the participating startups will get an investment from the IPO48 investors before the 48h is up. The most fascinating aspect to us was the all-girl app for farmers winning the 2010 edition.
These are the four major reasons why you need to get in this event:
- 25.000€ in funding after 48 hours
- Mentorship from serial entrepreneurs and professionals
- Great media exposure for your startup
- Find talented people that want to join your startup
Friday, Aug 12 – event starts @iHub, Nairobi
Teams present their 90 sec pitch and find the participants they would like to join their star-up for the 48h event.
Saturday, Aug 13
On-site mentors engage and help teams. Work – work – work.
Sunday, Aug 14
More help from mentors and help with the preparation of the final presentations. Final demo, voting and prizes.
- Most disruptive start-up
- Best hustling team
- Best presentation
- Most likely to get funded
Teams negotiate with the Investor group. Investment deal announcement.
The 25.000 euro investment will solely be decided by the IPO48 investment team and will not necessarily relate or depend on any of the category winners.
Post workshop by quartz+co for entrepreneurs
Apart from the mentorship during the IPO48 event, have them teamed up with quartz+co to run a workshop in the business field adapted for entrepreneurs. The subject will be:
- Build a business case
- The business model
- Sales presentation