Lions’ Den

The Cambridge Africa Business Network (CABN), in conjunction with, presents the maiden edition of the LIONS’ DEN COMPETITION, the first event of its kind by any European business school. This event brings together start-ups from within the African continent to vie for a top prize of US$10,000 in seed funding. The conference also provides entrepreneurs an ideal opportunity to network with Cambridge University students and alumni, important figures in African business, and Silicon Fen investors.


⇒ Impact: To be measured against UNDP Sustainable Development Goals
⇒ Team: breadth & depth of skills & experience
⇒ Business model: Strength of value proposition
⇒ Financials: robustness of future cash flow projections against prevailing conditions
⇒ Execution: Balanced Score Card


⇒ Start-up already in operation and cash flow generating
⇒ Africa-focused with a majority or all of its operations in Africa
⇒ Between 0-5 years of operations


⇒ Cash prize of US$10,000
⇒ Potential access to Cambridge Incubators
⇒ Access to future Cambridge Global Consulting Projects


⇒ All applications should be received by 24 May 2017
⇒ Finalists will be announced on 29 May 2017

Guidelines for the event can be found here.

All application should be sent to

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