09 Nov 2018

Event description

Seedstars World is coming back to Gaborone!

The 10 best startups from Gaborone will be invited to pitch in front of an investment panel and compete to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Gaborone 2018. The winning startup will join the global Seedstars Family and take part in the regional and global Seedstars Summits that include our tried and tested bootcamp and investor forum. It's a catalytic platform for high growth emerging market startups.

In addition to seeing the top startups pitch, you can look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational discussions, networking sessions and one flight ticket for the winner to come to Switzerland to compete for over $1mn in investment.

Register to attend or apply to pitch below.
You can also submit your application through our partner's platform at

Attendee Registration


15:00 - 15:45

Arrival and networking

15:45 - 17:00

1st Pitching Session

17:00 - 17:15

Break and networking

17:15 - 18:30

2nd Pitching Session

18:30 - 19:00

Networking break / Jury deliberation

19:00 - 19:15

Announcement of the winners

19:15 - 20:00

Let's celebrate!

Startup Applications

Deadline for applications - 29 Oct 2018 24:00 UTC


Stanbic Bank Botswana
Botswana Innovation Hub
Udugu Institute


Claudia Makadristo

Claudia Makadristo

Regional Manager for Africa
Seedstars World
Katlego Tshetlo

Katlego Tshetlo

General Manager: Seedspace South Africa


Thabo Theron

Thabo Theron

Udugu Institute
Lorraine Davis

Lorraine Davis

Community Manager - Seedspace Cape Town


The event will take place at Botswana Innovation Hub.

Plot 69184, Block 8, Botswana Innovation Hub Science and Technology Park