Daikin-Samurai Incubate Africa Ideathon 2019 | How To Apply

Daikin-Samurai Incubate Africa Ideathon application form 2019 | How to apply.
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Daikin-Samurai Incubate Africa Ideathon 2019 for Startups (up to $150,000 funding)

The Daikin-Samurai Incubate Africa Ideathon application details have been published here. All Eligible and Interested applicants may apply online for this opportunity before the application deadline-closing date.
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Details of Daikin-Samurai Incubate Africa Ideathon 2019

Applications are open for the Daikin-Samurai Incubate Africa Ideathon 2019. The ‘Daikin-Samurai Incubate Africa Ideathon’ is an initiative by the leading multinational AirConditioning brand DAIKIN and African early stage VC – Samurai Incubate.

The Ideathon aims to find the 10 most innovative startups across Africa who are keen to partner and expand their business with Japanese partners. The startup holds a chance to get in a partnership with Daikin and an exciting chance to get funded by Samurai Incubate Africa.
Are you operating in Africa, looking to find a Japanese partner to scale your business? This is an exclusive opportunity to introduce your company to a Japanese investor and the world’s largest AC company from Japan.
Benefits

  • All-expenses-paid trip (air ticket, accommodation and visa for up to two members of your team) to Nairobi on Dec 9-12, 2019
  • Winner at the pitch event will have right to receive investment of $100,000 – $150,000 from Samurai Incubate Africa Inc.
  • A few participants proposing great ideas of Daikin’s potential sales expansion during the ideathon will be invited to a committee in early 2020 in order to discuss partnership between the parties further in detail. Once the partnership is agreed and approved, you can commence Proof-of-Concept (POC) of such idea with budget fully covered by Daikin.

Eligibility

  • Your company is for-profit and registered as an independent legal entity;
  • You have a product or service available on the market and generate revenue in the following business domains;
    • Fintech (Daikin has a special interest in collaborating with startups having mobile money/banking/payment/lending solutions)
    • E-Commerce
    • Property Tech / Real Estate Tech
    • Clean Energy
    • Air Tech
  • Your product or service is designed for scale;
  • You have a very strong management team of at least 2 people;
  • Your company is based in or planning to expand into one or more countries on the African continent where there is a demand for air conditioners;
  • You are seeking an opportunity to be a potential African partner for scaling your business as well as Daikin’s business penetration in Africa by collaboration and partnership;

Application
If you are selected as a participant startup, you are expected to:

  • Prepare to explain why you could be a great African partner for Daikin and how your product/service can support Daikin’s business expansion
  • Be prepared to travel to Nairobi in the period of December 9-12, 2019 to attend the event.
  • If you are required a visa to travel to Kenya, take necessary procedures and acquire a visa before flying to Kenya. The visa fee will be reimbursed from organizers.

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For more information, visit Daikin-Samurai Incubate Africa Ideathon.
Deadline: November 20, 2019
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