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TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT receives 50 applications for 1st Acceleration Program

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TROPICS HOLDINGS LTD.Johannesburg | The TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT (South Africa) with its strategic partners PAN Diaspora Capital Management (New York) and AlizeLaVie Corporation (New York) have received 50 applications for their inaugural TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT : Call for Proposals in Johannesburg.

The organizers of the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT officially released that their official partner PAN Diaspora Capital Management are in the process of selecting the Top 15 Startup FInalists from the 50 applications received. The shortlisted companies will be announced during the 2nd annual TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT scheduled on 16-20 October in Johannesburg, South Africa. CEOs, Investors, Startups and Entrepreneurs are invited to attend and pre-register online at www.tropicsbusinesssummit.com

Proposals from startups and companies were received from 2nd February up until 5th April 2018 and the call requested that the proposals focus particularly on solutions involving the Tourism/Lifestyle , Fashion/Beauty , Agribusiness/Packaging , Technology/ICT/Digital Media , FMCG – Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Fintech , as they will have more likelihood of meeting market demands and, consequently, of attracting greater investment by third parties, as well as being in line with Africa and the Caribbean regions’ plans for effectively diversifying their economies in the next few years.
Selected companies will receive financial investment in the form of seed capital and acceleration services including connectivity services, guidance and direct support from the PAN Diaspora Capital Management team, mentoring on key issues for business growth (such as advice on strategy, sales, marketing and communication) by TROPICS HOLDING LTD. , ALIZELAVIE Corporation and other selected Partners, training in entrepreneurship tools and business management, access to the TROPICS BUSINESS NETWORK of contacts and experience not only in the city where their venture is based but also from across the world where the initiative and opportunities are present, and exposure in the media and vis-à-vis potential investors.

The selected teams will each be given funding, access to investors and opportunities to attend industry events starting with the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT 2018 in South Africa granting you a multi-access pass to bilingual (English and French) Conferences, Workshops, Exhibitions, Gala Dinners, Meet-and-Greet Networking side-event, Award Ceremony etc.

In addition participants will benefit from mentorship by seasoned industry experts. In return the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT  with its strategic partners, PAN Diaspora Capital Management and AlizeLaVie Corporation will take some equity stake in those startups selected for the programme.

 

TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT (16-20 October 2018) in Johannesburg, South Africa

 

SCHEDULE OF THE CURATING PROCESS

25/04 – 25/06: Opening eligibility forms build.

25/06 – 15/07: Verification Process and Screening – Paid Online Workshop ($ 30 per candidate).

15/07 – 15/08: Opening applications for eligible candidates.

15/08 – 15/09: Final examination process and Meeting of the Selection Committee to determine the Top 15 finalists / projects – Online workshop fee ($ 30 per candidate)

16/10 – 20/10: Final Pitch to a Panel of 4 investors – Official announcement to project leaders during the 2nd edition of the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT in South Africa.

 

TROPICS MAGAZINE announced the launch of the programme back in February.

Read more: Tropics Business Summit : Call For Proposals

 

For additional information, please visit one of the following platforms…

Website : http://www.tropicsbusinesssummit.com

Eventbrite : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tropics-business-summit-october-16-20-2018-tickets-43045114095

Facebook : facebook.com/tropicsbusinesssummit/

Twitter : twitter.com/tropicsmagazine

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