Seedstars Academy - Ivory Coast

Abidjan, Lagunes Region, Côte d'Ivoire Full-time

Who are we?

Seedstars is a global organisation with headquarter in Switzerland and a local presences in 60+ emerging markets. We connect stakeholders within these ecosystems, build companies from scratch with our public and private partners and invest in the top entrepreneurs. Through our different activities of startup scouting, company building and acceleration programs we now have access to 1’500+ entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, corporates and government officials.

Seedstars Academy 

At Seedstars Academy, we provide a 6 months educational program for highly motivated and talented fellows from emerging markets and we train them while they are being paid to build together high growth tech companies. The program has been first launched in Nigeria in 2016, with focus on Fintech ventures, and will be scaled across 15 countries in the following year. In Ivory Coast, we will be launching ventures in Edtech, solving critical education issues through technology and entrepreneurship.

More about the program

Seedstars Academy is where tech-driven young achievers become entrepreneurs and learn the skills of the future. All of this while being paid to learn from successful mentors & investors and working on exciting tech startups solving big issues in emerging markets. 

Candidates that make it through our screening process are invited to participate in a free, 2 day bootcamp led by Seedstars network mentors & partners. 

You will have the opportunity to work on multiple startups and MVPs (from websites to apps) in a multidisciplinary team, and to assimilate the theoretical concepts that will be introduced in parallel with the help of the teaching team, which consists of experienced entrepreneurs. 

Once you are done with the program, you can either continue developing the venture you have been working on, join another Seedstars ventures or continue working on other ventures. 

For more information about the program refer to: Seedstars Academy Website

Why apply?

  • Learn by doing

Selective learning program to work with tech startups and cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurs who will learn company-building & growth hacking techniques on a global scale.

  • Get paid to learn

Receive a base compensation to cover your expenses for the duration of the program.

  • Get free world class education

We hand pick top-quality mentors from all over the world with experience in relevant industries so that you get the best out of them. They are directors of accelerators, successful entrepreneurs or investors.

  • Boost your employability

Fellows are expanding their network and leveraging our global community either to launch their own companies later on, continue in the companies they interned at or join another organisation

Official start date: Early April 2017, To be announced

Your profile

  • Clear entrepreneurial mindset and strong drive to start your own venture in the future
  • Passion for tech
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience
  • Very strong problem solving skills
  • Attention to details (at the question "Please describe who you are in a tweet" start your answer with the word "kiskil")
  • Fluency in English is prefered, but French is also accepted. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


"It's been a great learning experience being at the Seedstars Academy. What I have learnt in just the first week alone is enough to qualify me for an MBA (and that’s a fact!). Meeting fellow entrepreneurs and learning from them has had a lasting impact on me. There is nothing more uplifting than knowing that hard work and perseverance always pays in the end." Daniel - Seedstars Academy Nigeria

"Building startups in emerging markets requires proven methodology, exceptional skills and a deep understanding of business models. This is what we are learning by doing at Seedstars Academy, Lagos.The mentorship is unparalleled, facilitators always willing to help.The coolest part is that you get to meet almost on a daily basis digital change makers in Nigeria, founders and chief executives of startups, who come to share their startup experiences with us. It a place to be if creating impact through entrepreneurship is your calling." Bassey - Seedstars Academy Nigeria

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