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develoPPP Ventures Ideas Competition

develoPPP Ventures Ideas Competition 2021 for Start-ups

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develoPPP Ventures calls applications for Ideas Competition 2021 for Start-ups in Kenya. Suitable start-ups to be funded through develoPPP Ventures are being selected during an open ideas competition. This takes place twice a year and is open to all start-ups that meet the conditions for participation. The funding contract is concluded with one of the two implementing partners, DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH and Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Your start-up must be privately owned and profit-oriented and must be registered in the target country or register there prior to the funded growth investment. Your business model has high development relevance and scalability and thus contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There must be Proof of concept and initial revenues must have been generated. You can find the full list of participation requirements above.

Eligible Companies

The company is registered in Kenya OR plans to register there prior to the investment

  • The company is privately owned and profit-oriented.
  • At least one annual financial statement is provided.
  • A business plan and a financial plan.
  • Furthermore, the company is operative and has generated first revenues from operating activities (Proof of Concept).

Funding Conditions

  • DEG provides grant co-financing of up to EUR 100,000 (and a top-up of EUR 100,000 for successful Ventures in a potential second phase).
  • Matching funds equaling the amount of the grant financing must be provided by the company in the form of cash injection (from sponsors, investors). At least half of these required matching funds need to be injected as fresh equity.
  • The use of funds takes place in Kenya (conclusion of contract with the Kenyan registered entity).
  • The investment proposal is financially sound and the purpose of funding is clearly defined.
  • Entirely commercial financing of the investment project is not possible at this point (subsidiarity).

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards Entrepreneurship Events
Deadline15 July,2021
Open toStartups in Kenya



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