Accenture Africa’s Top 30 Tech Start-ups Competition 2018

Accenture Africa’s Top 30 Tech Start-ups Competition 2018

Deadline: October 7, 2018

Are you a Firestarter? Do you have what it takes to be one of Africa’s top 30 tech start-ups? Apply for the Accenture Africa’s Top 30 Tech Start-ups Competition 2018. Africa’s Top 30 Tech Start-ups is an initiative by Accenture to identify the top tech start-ups on the continent.

Accenture is looking for those start-ups founded by Africans, that are solving problems in business, government and civil society. They believe in championing start-ups, accelerating digital transformation, driving innovation and helping to unlock Africa’s abundance for all!


As a Firestarter, you will:

  • Join the global Accenture Open Innovation network, membership to this network allows your tech product to be considered for other opportunities across the globe through Accenture;
  • Gain media exposure as one of Africa’s Top 30 Tech Start-ups;
  • Participate in an Accenture led corporate market access week in Johannesburg, where you will be exposed to pitching techniques, client co-creation sessions and speed dates;
  • Be invited to Accenture led client workshops to co-create and pitch with Accenture’s project teams;
  • Have the opportunity to house your tech innovation in the Accenture Liquid Studio in Johannesburg, where Accenture hosts multiple corporate workshops per week;
  • Network with corporates and key stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the exclusive awards dinner in Johannesburg February 2019.


  • Open to African start-up, founded by an African;
  • Start-up should demonstrate innovation;
  • Be a registered business;
  • Be less than nine years old.

Selection Criteria

Accenture is looking for start-ups:

  • That are closing significant market gaps
  • Whose core businesses demonstrate innovation
  • That demonstrate exponential growth
  • Whose products or services are unconstrained by geography
  • The tech product must be market validated and at least have customers
  • The tech product must be piloted
  • Start-ups can be pre or post profit


Click here to apply

For more information, visit Africa’s Top 30 Tech Start-ups.