Its great to see that the support programs and funding initiatives for African startups is alive and kicking, especially through the
The Thomson Reuters ‘Africa Startups Challenge‘ seeks those new top startups that make a good investment or partnership opportunity for our company and its customers. In partnership with Venture Capital For Africa (VC4A), we’ve launched an initiative to provide a platform for startups to partner with us as they grow their venture into a lucrative business.
The recent Global African Investment Summit highlighted several areas; Energy, Financial Services, Agribusiness, Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Tourism lead the way as attractive areas to invest across the continent. These high growth areas map nicely to some of those which we as Thomson Reuters and our customers serve. That is why we’ve chosen the following 10 categories we explore for opportunities:
- Big data analytics
- Digital government
- Internet of Things
- Mobile technology
- Supply chain
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.
What’s in it for you if you win?
+ 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,
+ Be coached and mentored by a Thomson Reuters employee and learn from their expertise,
+ Unique opportunity to attend the Thomson Reuters Africa Summit 2016 and network with top corporates in the financial industry,
+ An amazing cash prize for the winning startup.
Will you join us in our search for the top African startups? Please register now for the Africa Startups Challenge!
This was originally posted on: VC4Africa’s Thomson Reuters ‘Africa Startups Challenge‘