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Seedstars Zenith Bank Pitch Competition |Up to 52 million Naira in cash prizes

Are you looking for a way to reach out to millions of people with your business solution? Do you have a fully operational Minimum Viable Product (MVP) in Nigeria?

Seedstars is on a mission with Zenith Bank Plc to promote and assist promising businesses in Nigeria that have what it takes to reinvent the future of business in Africa.

About the program

Their mission through this initiative is not only to recognize but also to spotlight, foster connections, provide rewards, and offer invaluable mentorship to promising Nigerian startups whose innovative solutions hold the promise of redefining the future of business across Africa. Zenith Bank is dedicated to empowering exceptional startups that leverage technology and pioneering concepts to address contemporary challenges, forging a path toward a more promising tomorrow in the following domains.


  • Future of Retail
  • Future of eCommerce
  • Future of Payments
  • Future of Lending
  • Future of Wellness
  • Future of Cybersecurity
  • Future of EdTech
  • Future of Energy
  • Future of AgriTech
  • Future of Entertainment
  • Future of Transport and Logistics
  • Future of SMEs

Application Criteria

  • Companies must be at the MVP stage
  • Have a complete team
  • Must not have raised more than $75k
  • Must be operating in one of the sectors listed above

A Potent Mix of Rewards

An impressive sum of 52 million Naira in cash prizes and awards awaits the triumphant participants. The top 12 teams will be graced with cash prizes, an essential fuel for propelling their dreams to fruition. These outstanding teams will not only possess an MVP but also a clearly defined growth trajectory. Additionally, the remaining 9 startups among the participants will each receive a generous cash prize of 1 million Naira.