Applications Open for Startup of the Year Africa Competition 2018!

Deadline: 10 December 2017

Applicants are invited to apply for the Startup of the Year Africa 2018, an international innovative competition for startups created by Bonjour idée with the support of 70 partners (major business groups, incubators, chambers of commerce, media, competitiveness clusters, influential blogs).

While shedding light on disruptive startups, this contest is meant to add value to the partners’ actions at the heart of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of innovation and startups, and put them in contact with innovative startups.

Prizes & Awards

  • Jury Awards
    • Main prize: african startup of the year
      • 10,000€ in Cash
      • 10,000€ Visibility Pack ( website background with 100,000+ views, mention in press campain, banner in emailing)
      • Integration into our partners’ business network
    • PWC- Jury’s Choice Award
      • Visibility Pack With 50,000 views
      • Integration into their partners’ business network
  • Partner Awards
    • Engie – Energy Startup Of The Year
      • 10,000€ Visibility Pack offered by
      • Visibility in ENGIE internal network
      • Integration into entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem of ENGIE
    • Finance Innovation – Fintech Destination Africa Award
      • 10,000€ Visibility Pack offered by
      • A year membership of FINANCE INNOVATION international cluster
      • Integration into FINANCE INNOVATION Business Network
    • Africa Diaspora Startup Of The Year
      • 10,000€ Visibility Pack offered by
      • Integration into our partners’ business network
  • Public Choice Awards
    • Qwant Public Choice Award (N°1 Of Public Voting Top 100)
      • 2,000€ in cash offered by Qwant
      • 10000€ Visibility Pack offered by
      • Branding of Qwant’s homepage
    • N°2 To 5 Of Public Voting Top 100
      • Visibility Pack With 20,000 views
      • Integration into our partners’ business network
  • Community Manager Award
    • Community manager of the year
      • A new iPad for the community manager
      • Visibility Pack With 20,000 views for their startup
      • Startup is integrated into our partners’ business network

Eligibility Criteria

  • Company must be officially registered
  • Based in Africa to be named « African Startup of Year »
  • No geographical restriction for other awards
  • Company created after january 1st 2010
  • Applicant’s product or service must be innovative
  • Applicants should have a running MVP or prototype

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit Startup of The Year.

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