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Thomas Reuter – Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) Africa Tech Startups Challenge 2016

Application Deadline: 30th of May, 2016 | Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Startups in Africa

To be taken at (country): 

Brief description: Thomson Reuters in partnership with Venture Capital For Africa (VC4A) are launching an initiative to provide a platform for startups to partner with us as you grow your startup into a lucrative business.

Eligible Startups: FinTech or related industries which include the following areas

  • Agri-tech (including land administration)
  • Big data analytics
  • Blockchain
  • Digital government
  • Education
  • Internet of Things
  • Fintech
  • Media-tech
  • Mobile technology
  • Supply chain

About the Award: The Africa Startups Challenge seeks to find the best new companies coming out of Africa. As a large continent made up of many emerging markets Africa is home to some exciting startups who are able to leverage new technology and new business models to leap-frog the current players. We want to know which startups are important and why.

Thomson Reuters aims to empower Africa’s success by providing government, financial, academic and business solutions that have helped move from aid-based economies to self-sustaining, knowledge-based economies for almost 150 years.

Offered Since: 

Type: Tech Startups Challenge

Eligibility: Be the most promising startup in Africa

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: 

  • The Challenge will provide you with the opportunity at a potential partnership with a global financial services and professional information company.
  • Increase visibility for your startup by being showcased on our global investment platform called Eikon.
  • Opportunity to attend the Thomson Reuters Africa Summit 2016.
  • Cash prize for the winning startup.

Duration of Scholarship:  May 1 – September 30, 2016

How to Apply: Go here to apply 

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A)