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2021 CITYPRENEURS COMING SOON

KINSHASA

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KINSHASA 2021 TIMELINE

5/20

APPLICATIONS OPEN

7/31

APPLICATION DEADLINE

10/1

COMPETITION IN SEOUL

6/27

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE

8/6

RESULTS ANNOUNCED

12/16

DEMO DAY

*10 start-up teams will be selected to be part of the Top 30, remaining early bird submissions will be reviewed again at the final applications deadline

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KINSHASA 2021 THEMES

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Healthy & Inclusive Ageing

Improve health and wellbeing for all, at all ages, and empower older persons to be economically and socially included in their city.

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Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

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Green Consumption & Production

Change the way we make, buy and dispose to protect our planet.

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Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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CITYPRENEURS
EVALUATION MATRIX

SEED TRACK

Pre-Selection

55%

45%

Impact
(SDG & Urban)

Profitability

(Business model & Scalability)

GROWTH TRACK

50%

50%

Impact

Profitability

Semi-Finals & Finals

35%

65%

Impact

Profitability

30%

70%

Impact

Profitability

REWARDS

FOR THE TOP 30 FINALISTS

ㆍ(Seed Track) Business model mentoring & pitch clinics
ㆍPermanent membership with Citypreneurs, right to use official Citypreneurs branding
ㆍNetworking opportunities with global finalists
ㆍTravel subsidy for teams coming from outside of Seoul
ㆍTech transfer opportunities
ㆍJoint project opportunities with larger companies
ㆍLow-interest borrowing rights from the Citypreneurs Community Fund (300K USD)

ㆍInvitation to UN Conferences and Events

FOR THE WINNERS

GENERAL
ㆍInvestment opportunities from a pool of interested money (50M+ USD)
ㆍAwards from UN and Seoul City Officials
ㆍPrivate Demo Day with investors
ㆍImpact evaluation matrix development guidance

SEED TRACK (3 Teams)
ㆍGo-to-market consulting
ㆍTotal award money of 22M KRW

GROWTH TRACK (3 Teams)
ㆍPilot and R&D opportunities with cities, including Seoul
ㆍInvitation to international, high-level panels
ㆍCompany introduction at Mayoral meetings and/or UN Conferences

ELIGIBILITY

Citypreneurs acknowledges that start-ups may be at various stages of development, and thus offers a dual track system:

* Your team may be moved to a more appropriate track by the organizers

SEED TRACK

Designed for early-stage start-ups still working on their prototype development with flexibility to focus on urban issues specifically identified by partner agencies. 

QUALIFICATIONS

ㆍFounded in 2016 or after

ㆍUnder Series A round investment

ㆍMVP(Minimum Viable Product) ready

GROWTH TRACK

Designed for start-ups that have three or more years of experience with market-tested prototypes and are looking to scale up.

QUALIFICATIONS

ㆍFounded in 2015 or before

ㆍSeries A round investment and over

ㆍProduct verified in the market