agriculture livestock fisheries forestry
in any commodity and across the value chain, such as:
We believe in exceptional. We match exceptional startup ideas and founder teams with exceptional support and seed funding. Twice a year, we select up to 10 startup teams of 2 to 3 entrepreneurs into our highly competitive 4-month incubator program in Addis Ababa, with less than 1% acceptance rate, offering a life-changing experience with:
We see a huge gap between early stage startups and sources of capital that are willing to bet on high-impact but high risk startups. We aim to close this gap by taking the first risk ourselves, and then provide several options for our startups to obtain their next rounds of financing after our seed funding:
At the end of the incubator program, all of our startups participate in a highly publicized Lions Den event, when they pitch to the blueMoon Lions to raise equity financing for their companies.
At any time after the incubator program, whether or not they successfully raised funds during Lions Den, we facilitate investments for our startups from our network of pre-identified domestic angel investors on a case-by-case basis.
Through our online crowd equity funding, our startups can get equity financing from anyone, anywhere in the world. blueMoon Crowd takes our startups to the world and brands Ethiopia as a place where young entrepreneurs are actively shaping their future with innovative startups that can transform Ethiopia and the world.