Apply to Startup of the Year Africa 2018


Startup of the Year Award is an international innovative competition created by Bonjour Idée with the support of 70 partners (major business groups, incubators, chambers of commerce, media, competitiveness clusters, influential blogs.

While shedding light on disruptive startups, this contest is meant to add value to the partners’ actions at the heart of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of innovation and startups, and put them in contact with innovative startups.

Eligibility Requirements

Company must be officially registered
Based in Africa to be named « African Startup of Year »
No geographical restriction for other awards
Company created after January 1st 2010
Your product or service must be innovative
You should have a running MVP or prototype
Prizes

2 JURY AWARDS

MAIN PRIZE: AFRICAN STARTUP OF THE YEAR

10,000€ in Cash
10,000€ Visibility Pack (Startup.info website background with 100,000+ views, mention in press campain, banner in emailing)
Integration into our partners’ business network
PWC – JURY CHOICE AWARD

Visibility Pack With 50,000 views
Integration into our partners’ business network
3 PARTNER AWARDS

ENGIE: ENERGY STARTUP OF THE YEAR – Rewards an Africa based startup bringing innovation to energy

10,000€ Visibility Pack offered by Startup.info
Visibility in ENGIE internal network
Integration into entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem of ENGIE
FINANCE INNOVATION: FINTECH DESTINATION AFRICA AWARD – Rewards an innovative international Fintech established or willing to establish presence in Africa

10,000€ Visibility Pack offered by Startup.info
A year membership of FINANCE INNOVATION international cluster
Integration into FINANCE INNOVATION Business Network
AFRICA DIASPORA STARTUP OF THE YEAR – Rewards a startup founded by African Diaspora member
10,000€ Visibility Pack offered by Startup.info
Integration into our partners’ business network
5 PUBLIC CHOICE AWARDS

QWANT PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD
2,000€ in cash offered by Qwant
10000€ Visibility Pack offered by Startup.info
Branding of Qwant’s homepage
NO 2 TO 5 OF PUBLIC VOTING TOP 100

Visibility Pack With 20,000 views
Integration into our partners’ business network
1 COMMUNITY MANAGER AWARD

COMMUNITY MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD – Rewards the community manager that best animated their startup’s social media presence  during the competition and voting period through innovative visuals & techniques to drive voters
A new iPad for the community manager
Visibility Pack With 20,000 views for their startup
Startup is integrated into our partners’ business network
Timelines:

2 October – 10 December 2017: Online application
27 November –22 December: Online voting
24 January 2018 (Casablanca) Finalists pitches
25 January 2018 (Casablanca) Awards Ceremony
Application Deadline: 10 December 2017

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