Supporting Nigerian MVP stage startups in advancing to the next stage of growth
About the program
The objective of this program is to identify, spotlight, connect, reward and provide mentorship support to scalable Nigerian startups whose business solutions have the potential to reshape the Future of Business in Africa. Zenith Bank wants to support the best startups that are using technology and innovative ideas to help solve the problems of the present to build a better future in the following areas:
37 Million Naira Worth of cash Prizes & Awards
The top 10 teams will receive a cash prize to help them bring your dreams to life! The best teams will have an MVP, and a clear path for growth. In addition to the prizes below, the other 7 participant startups will receive a 1 million Naira cash prize each.
2nd Runner Up: 5 million Naira
The third-placed team will receive 5 million naira plus a scholarship into the Seedstars mentorship hub.
1st Runner Up: 10 million Naira
The second-placed team will receive 10 million naira in prize money and a scholarship into the Seedstars mentorship hub.
Winner: 15 million Naira
The grand prize is 15 million naira plus an opportunity to pitch investors and gain access into the Seedstars Mentorship Hub.
8 -14 of November 2022
Selected participants announcement
16 of November 2022
Pitch training day
18 & 21 of November
Follow on program
Dec - Jan
The 10 selected startups will gain access to training and mentorship to help them prepare for the 2-day pitching competition being held at the Zenith Bank Tech Fair on the 22nd & 23rd of November 2022.
The rest of the 10 startups (4th - 10th) will be awarded a participatory prize of N1m (One million naira) each.
Founded by Jim Ovia, CFR, Zenith Bank Plc was established in May 1990 and commenced operations in July of the same year as a commercial bank. The bank became a public limited company on June 17, 2004, and was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), now the Nigerian Exchange (NGX), on October 21, 2004, following a highly successful Initial Public Offering (IPO).