Liquid Launchpad aims to scale African entertainment startups

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Liquid Telecom and the pan-African Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) have partnered to run Liquid Launchpad, which will see the winning entertainment startup receive six months of free mentorship at MEST’s Cape Town incubator.

Applications close at the end of tomorrow (November 1) for Liquid Launchpad, which is looking for five startups operating in the gaming, gamification, entertainment technology, music technology and AR/VR sectors.

These startups will have the opportunity to take part in a one-day training programme on November 3 with MEST, learning from MEST incubator general manager Ashwin Ravichandran and Liquid Telecom’s head of innovation partnerships Oswald Jumira.

They will then pitch in front of the audience at the AHUB event in Cape Town on November 8, with a judging panel of Liquid Telecom chief technology officer (CTO) Ben Roberts, Kwese head of exports Bradley Kirby and MEST managing director Aaron Fu choosing the best startup.

The winner will receive a six-month fixed membership at the MEST Incubator Cape Town, and the opportunity to nurture and grow their startup in markets across Africa.

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