European Union (EU)

EU-Africa Business Forum Startup Fair for Entrepreneurs (Funded to Attend at Abidjan, Ivory Coast) 2018

The European Commission is covering the travel and accommodation cost of 50 EU and 50 African based digital entrepreneurs to showcase their services and technology during the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum

Application Deadline: 20th October 2017

Eligible Countries: African and Enropean countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: 

  • 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:
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    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

Number of Awards: 100 (50 EU and 50 African)

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.

Duration of Program: 25th-28th of November

How to Apply: APPLY

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: European Commission

Important Notes: The winners will be announced on 27 November.

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