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Value of Award: Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to showcase their services and technology to investors and decision makers during a Startup Fair and attend a number of side events dedicated to entrepreneurship, digital economy, energy and agriculture.
Eligible Countries: African and European countries
To Be Taken At (Country): Abidjan, Ivory Coast
- Sector: All start-ups using digital technologies are invited to apply, though we would especially like to see start-ups from the following areas: Finance, Health, Education, Agriculture and Fisheries, Energy, E-Commerce, Government, Climate, and Connectivity.
- Disruption: Is the start-up clearly solving an important or very big problem ? Is it a “me too” copy of an existing start-up ?
- Scale and Impact:
– Are you ready to scale up in EU or Africa ?
– Is there a large, growing market to play in ?
– Do you already have a well-tested/functioning solution ?
– Is the solution a potential “category winner” ?
– What traction has been achieved to date ?
– Do you already have investors ?
– Had you received a prize?
- Geographical Balance: The selection committee will ensure that selected start-ups will come from throughout the various countries of Africa and EU The choice is given to start-ups to submit in their preference language (FR/EN).
- Selection procedure: Your submission will be evaluated by a selection committee formed formed among others by representatives of European Commission, African Union, Startup Europe Africa Network, Orange and Wayra
Selection: Your submission will be evaluated by a selection committee formed formed among others by representatives of European Commission, African Union, Startup Europe Africa Network, Orange and Wayra
How to Apply: APPLY
Application Deadline: 20th October 2017
Award Providers: European Commission
Important Notes: The winners will be announced on 27 November.