2016 Africa Startups Challenge
2016 Africa Startups Challenge

Do you want to partner with a global financial services company to accelerate your business?
Then get involved in the Africa Startups Challenge!

Thomson Reuters in partnership with Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) are launching an initiative to provide a platform for startups entrepreneurs to partner with them as they grow their startups into lucrative businesses.

The Africa Startups Challenge seeks to find the best new companies coming out of Africa. As a large continent made up of many emerging markets, Africa is home to some exciting startups which are able to leverage new technologies and new business models to leap-frog the current players. The Africa Startups Challenge wants to know which startups are important and why.

Thomson Reuters aims to empower Africa’s success by providing government, financial, academic and business solutions that have helped move from aid-based economies to self-sustaining, knowledge-based economies for almost 150 years.

What you stand to gain by participating?

– The Challenge will provide you with the opportunity at a potential partnership with a global financial services and professional information company.

– Increase visibility for your startup by being showcased on VC4A’s global investment platform called Eikon.

– Opportunity to attend the Thomson Reuters Africa Summit 2016.

– Cash prize for the winning startup.

If your startup is in FinTech or related industries, then this is the challenge for you!

This Challenge seeks the most promising startups in Africa. Key areas of focus are the following 10 categories:

  1. Agri-tech (including land administration)
  2. Big data analytics
  3. Block-chain
  4. Digital government
  5. Education
  6. Internet of Things
  7. Fin-tech
  8. Media-tech
  9. Mobile technology
  10. Supply chain

Apply Now so as not to miss out on this awesome opportunity.

Deadline for application: May 30, 2016

For more information on the Africa Startups Challenge, you might want to visit the Main Website

Good Luck as you apply!

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