Call for Applications: Africa Digital Innovation Competition 2022, $25,000 Grand Prize

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Africa Digital Innovation Competition – 2022
Africa Digital Innovation Competition – 2022

OfThe annual Digital Innovation Competition for African Startups is facilitated every year by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC) in partnership with AmChams across Africa. Each year, the Competition awards talented innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups behind digital products and services that create a positive impact on African citizens.

The 2022 winner will receive recognition in their home country— and a $25,000 cash prize, among other non-cash prizes!

What are the topics of the competition?

The competition will be focused on three broad themes:

(1) Fintech and Cyber Solutions: Covering data flow solutions, cross-border digital platform solutions, mobile technology, intellectual property management, cyber security, and digital movement of creative art (movies, music, art).

(2) Sustainability & Supply Chain Solutions: Covering smart manufacturing, e-commerce, management of shared economies, improvement to digital supply chain, logistics solutions to e-commerce businesses, and agriculture technology (AgTech).

(3) Human Development & Social Services Solutions: Covering digital health solutions, and e-learning platforms.

What are the Prizes to be won?

The in-kind services may include

(1) Laptops,

(2) Annual subscriptions to digital platforms,

(3) Mentoring and Digital marketing/advertising services for the top three winners of the competition.

(4) The top three winners will also be offered a virtual platform to engage with mentors and participants during the Digital Economy Summit on December 07, 2022.

1st Prize – The total Grand Prize package is worth $25,000, which includes $15,000 in prize money, a 6-month mentorship with a Fortune 500 Tech Company, and a 1-year subscription to digital tools/platforms.

2nd Prize – The total 2nd Prize package is worth $15,000, which includes $10,000 in prize money, a 6-month mentorship with a Tech Company, and a 6-month subscription to digital tools/platforms.

3rd Prize – The third prize package is worth $10,000 which includes $5,000 in prize money, a 3-month mentorship with a Tech Company, and a 3-month subscription to digital tools/platforms.

5 Regional Champions

Five regional champions will be named and collect $5,000 in prize money, a Plaque of Recognition, and enjoy a 3-month mentorship with Company within their thematic area.

Deadline: June 30, 2022

Click HERE to apply. 

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