Co-Creation Hub African Diaspora Challenge to Build Scalable Business Solutions 2019

Co-Creation Hub African Diaspora Challenge to Build Scalable Business Solutions 2019

Deadline: June 30, 2019

Applications are open for the Co-Creation Hub African Diaspora Challenge to mobilise the Diaspora community to build scalable business solutions to social challenges in Africa. CcHub is a social innovation center dedicated to accelerating the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity

Thematic Areas

The challenge is seeking business ideas that make an impact in these 3 critical sectors:

  • Education
    • How might they harness the potential of technology to bridge the education gap and unlock the potential of the young people of Africa?
  • FinTech
    • How might they connect the unserved & underserved population in Africa to affordable financial services using readily available technology?
  • Energy
    • How might they use technology to effectively distribute clean and affordable energy to homes & industries across Africa?

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to Africans in Diaspora

To be eligible, a business idea must answer the following questions:

  • Does your idea solve a clear problem/issue that affects a large number of people in Africa?
  • Does the idea improve on an existing process/solution or is it completely new i.e. hasn’t been done locally?
  • Does your solution leverage digital technology (web or mobile) for its execution?
  • Have you taken time to research the problem/issue and have a clear picture of the target segment it affects?
  • Do you have (or have access to) the skills to implement your proposed solution?
  • Are you prepared to spend the next nine (9) months building the solution and going out to understand your potential uses?


If you have any question about the Diaspora Challenge, feel free to send us an email [email protected].

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit Diaspora Challenge.