Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018 (For African Developers)

The Ecobank Fintech Challenge is a pan-African innovation competition and start-up partnership offering by Ecobank. It is designed to inspire, support and partner African start-ups and developers, with an aim to facilitate the development of innovative “FinTech” and banking related solutions. Developers, programmers and fintech innovators all over Africa are joining forces with Ecobank, the

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Merck Accelerator, the Satellite Program for African Startups

In its efforts to widen and open new channels for collaborating with startups across the African continent, the Merck Accelerator is establishing a diverse startup network across the continent. Their target group is early-stage startups located in East, West, and Southern Africa that present innovative solutions aligned with our focus areas of healthcare, life science, performance materials,

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The Cities for our Future Challenge 2018 (Win £50,000 and Mentorship!)

The Cities for our Future Challenge is a global competition run by the Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in partnership with UNESCO UKNC and the ACU. Are you an imaginative, problem solving young professional, start-up or student involved in surveying, urban design, architecture, or engineering? Then share your transformative ideas for projects and policies that solve some of the

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Startupbootcamp: The Kampala FastTrack 2018

Startupbootcamp FastTracks are informal events hosted all over the world to meet the most suitable early-stage companies interested in joining the program. For each FastTrack, the top 10 startups are invited to apply and receive instant feedback from a panel of industry mentors, network with our investment team. Teams that attend a FastTrack are 20%

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UNICEF Innovation Fund for Blockchain Startups

The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make $50-90K equity-free investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity. The UNICEF Innovation Fund avails quick access to fund and grow open-source solutions that can improve children’s lives. Financial and technological support is available for companies that are using technology in

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The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme 2018

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s largest business incubator, is now accepting applications for the 4th cycle of  The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme. Outstanding African entrepreneurs who have start-ups or business ideas with the potential to grow are encouraged to apply. Through this business development programme, they provide training, mentoring, funding and network access to catalyze

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The 2nd Traction Camp Accelerator (For Startups in East Africa)

Traction Camp is a regional acceleration program aimed at nurturing startups in East Africa so as to create globally competitive, growth-oriented, mobile and digital technology businesses. The accelerator is backed by the World Bank Group’s infoDev program, the iHub and supported by the governments of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Kenya. It is a 6-month program that will

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WFP Innovation Accelerator 2018 (Startups with Ideas to Solve Hunger)

WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally. The Innovation Accelerator supports World Food Programme intrapreneurs and external start-ups and companies through financial support, access to a network of experts and a global field reach. The Innovation Accelerator believes the way forward in the fight against hunger is not necessarily in building grand

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