Thomson Reuters & VC4A Africa Startups Challenge 2016

Thomson Reuters & VC4A Africa Startups Challenge 2016

Deadline: May 30, 2016

Applications are now been accepted for The Africa Startups Challenge. Do you want to partner with a global financial services company to accelerate your business? Then this challenge is for you!

Thomson Reuters in partnership with Venture Capital For Africa (VC4A) are launching this  initiative to provide a platform for partnerships as you grow your startup into a lucrative business.

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 who are able to leverage new technology and new business models to leap-frog the current players.

Categories for Entries

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. Blockchain
  4. Digital government
  5. Education
  6. Internet of Things
  7. Fintech
  8. Media-tech
  9. Mobile technology
  10. Supply chain


This is open to African Startups which fits into any of the above listed categories.


  • 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 our global investment platform called Eikon.
  • Opportunity to attend the Thomson Reuters Africa Summit 2016.
  • Cash prize for the winning startup.


Submit applications via the VC4A application portal.

For more information, visit Africa Startups Challenge