Start-Up Challenge

Start-Up Challenge Mozambique


What's it all about?

Start-up Challenge Mozambique is a competition organized by Leadership Business Consulting (LBC) and exclusive partners which aims to identify and reward the Mozambican start-ups with high market potential in IT, giving them the opportunity to participate for 3 months in an immersion program in Silicon Valley, USA.


For whom?

For start-ups, spin-offs and companies from Mozambique with a product or service in IT.


Key dates

Entries open: 15 March 2016

Deadline for entries: 15 April 2016

Stay in Silicon Valley: 3 months, from August until October 2016


The award

Incubation program
for 3 months
 in Silicon Valley;

Travel and accommodation
for 3 months
 in San Francisco;

Access to a unique program to refine your business plan, find new partners, get funded or open new market opportunities. Get in contact with a unique innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem, with the support of LBC’s team, covering the promotion and communication of your business, “the Silicon Valley way”. 



Leadership team member in Mozambique

Leadership team member in San Francisco

Two representative's elements of the partners and an expert in Silicon Valley


Award criteria

The winners will be chosen according to the following criteria and weights, as classified by the jury.

Market attractiveness = 10%

Attractiveness of the concept = 20%

Process maturity = 20%

Business model = 20%

Company profile = 10%

Technical e and soft skills of the participant/team = 20%


Competition rules (click the link to download)


How to apply?

Please read the information below and send to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (all the information should be English)

  1. Application form (click the link to download)
  2. Non-disclosure agreement (click the link to download)
  3. 3-Minute pitch (video)*;
  4. Curriculum vitae or LinkedIn profile*.

*Note: These elements should be sent in the format chosen by competitors

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