From 2nd to the 11th of December, 2015, 100 shortlisted startups – may they be African or from the African diasporas – will be invited to present the vision behind their enterprises, on the fringes of an unprecedented event, during which major political and economic decision-makers from all around the world will gather in Paris. Plane tickets to and from Paris will be covered by the organizers for shortlisted startups
This will be punctuated by many conferences, debates, one-on-one meetings and side-events. The highlight of these 9 days in Paris will be the prize-giving of 3 distinctive awards – the Grand Prize, whose Laureate will be awarded €10.000; the Diaspora Award, whose Laureate will be awarded €5.000; and the Award for Women’s Entrepreneurship, whose Laureate will be awarded €5.000 – to support the winning startups and give them a well-deserved visibility.
Who is Eligible?
Any innovative startup founder who focuses his/her action on Africa and who tries to respond efficiently to the current issues of the social, economic, environmental and societal development faced by the African continent. To learn more about the eligibility requirements, Download the ARAs application form
Submission of applications
- Download the application form
- Fill it in French or in English
- Send your application form, containing both your application and your startup business plan to firstname.lastname@example.org, and write in the subject line of your e-mail: Application LAB/ARA – « your startup name ». Though optional, any introduction video of your startup will be welcomed
- Deadline for submission of Application: October 11, 2015
Please note: Incomplete applications will not be entertained.
To find out more about the 2015 Africa Rethink awards for innovative startups in Africa
Visit the website HERE