Apply for the Startup of the Year Africa Award 2018 (Over €50,000 in prizes)

Apply for the Startup of the Year Africa Award 2018 (Over €50,000 in prizes)

Deadline: December 10, 2017

Applications are open for the Startup of the Year Africa Award 2018. The Award is an international innovative competition 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.

Startup.info is the first collaborative magazine which refers to startups with more than 100k unique visitors per month. Besides their media activities (Advertisment, contents publishing, publicity editorial), they put in touch startups from their database with major groups and institutions in the context of its open innovation programs or digital transformation.

Awards

  • Main Award: African Startup of the Year
    • €10,000 in Cash
    • €10,000 Visibility Pack (Startup.info website background with 100,000+ views, mention in press campaign, banner in emailing)
    • Integration into the partners’ business network
  • PWC – Jury’s Choice Award
    • Visibility Pack With 50,000 views
    • Integration into the partners’ business network
  • Engie – Energy Startup of the Year
    • €10,000 Visibility Pack offered by Startup.info
    • 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 Startup.info
    • 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 Startup.info
    • Integration into the partners’ business network
  • Qwant Public Choice Award
    • #1 of Public Voting Top 100
      • €2,000 in cash offered by Qwant
      • €10,000 Visibility Pack offered by Startup.info
      • Branding of Qwant’s homepage
    • #2 to 5 of Public Voting Top 100
      • Visibility Pack With 20,000 views
      • Integration into our partners’ business network
  • 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

  • Company must be officially registered;
  • Must be based in Africa to be named “African Startup of Year”;
  • No geographical restriction for other awards;
  • Company must have been created after January 1, 2010;
  • Your product or service must be innovative;
  • You should have a running MVP or prototype.

Application

Create an account here to begin your application

Timeline

  • October 2 – December 10, 2017: Online application
  • November 27 – December 22, 2017: Online voting
  • January 24, 2018 (Casablanca): Finalists pitches
  • January 25, 2018 (Casablanca): Awards Ceremony

For more information, visit Startup of the Year Africa.

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