Seedstars Migration Entrepreneurship Prize 2020 for Entrepreneurs

We are looking for the most promising seed-stage startups working to alleviate the pressure for people to take dangerous routes leaving their homes.

Eligibility Criteria

Geographic Location

Your venture must tackle solutions in MENA or Africa and can be aimed for society at large thus aimed at migrants and the local population. It can be implemented in the origin, host and transitory countries. Find the full list of countries at the bottom of this page.


Key Themes

Your venture must work in one of the following solutions: labour migration, economic migration, migratory fluxes, migration alleviation, migration relief, refugees, movement of people, emigration, immigration, human dignity, economic livelihoods, social development, human rights, dignity, women’s empowerment, social business, leveraging private sector solutions for social change, diaspora engagement, sustainable development.


Stage of Startup

Your venture must be a seed-stage startup with a minimum viable product (MVP) and initial user traction.

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List of Eligible Countries

Middle East and North Africa


Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Israel, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE.

Sub-Saharan Africa


Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra, Leone, Togo, Ethiopia, Somalia.

Shortlisted Candidates

10 February

Pre-selected startups will be called in for an interview in order to advance to the next stage.

Finalists Announcement

20 February


10 startups will be invited to participate in the Investment Readiness Program and 5 of them will attend the Seedstars Summit.

GlobalSeedstars Summit

3 April


The 5 startups will join a 3-day bootcamp with mentors and investors at the Seedstars Summit. Moreover, one final global winner will be selected.

Investment Readiness Program

Starting 1 May

The 10 finalists will be invited to participate in a customisable educational program that will prepare them to raise funds.