Funding Opportunity

ITU Innovation Challenge 2020

Policy-makers and innovators worldwide are under pressure. Their communities must embrace a digital economy so that a semblance of normalcy can be maintained in these uncertain conditions. Therefore, the overall theme of this year’s challenges is Rethinking the digital economy’s value chains during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

The challenge is a global open competition platform for innovators and ecosystem builders to present their ideas and projects, empowering them to transform their communities into thriving digital societies.

 

Three opportunities to win

1. Digital change-maker challenge: For innovators with ideas that create digital impact in their communities. 

2. Ecosystem best practice challenge: For ecosystem builders with good practices that nurture an enabling environment for innovators in their communities. 

3. Women in technology challenge: For individual women tech innovators and eligible startups with digital projects that create impact for women in their communities. 

Application Deadline:

July 31, 2020

Sector:

All

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2020 VC4A Venture Showcase

2020 VC4A Venture Showcase is looking for 10 innovative, high-growth scale-ups to showcase their solutions to the world. Are you operating in Africa, generating revenue and looking to raise your Series A round in the range of $500K and $10M? This is the opportunity you’ve been looking for!  In 2017-2019, VC4A selected 60 scale-ups from across the continent as part of 4 showcase programs, resulting in Series A deals totaling over $100M. Building on this success, the ‘VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A’ – in collaboration with AWS Activate – is has a central component to support investors connecting with high-quality deal flow. This is an exclusive opportunity to introduce your company at once to everyone who’s anyone in Africa’s early-stage investment space.

Application Deadline:

August 14th, 2020

Sector:

All

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Small and Growing Business Fund

About GroFin: GroFin is a pioneering development financier specializing in financing and supporting small and growing businesses (SGBs) across Africa and the Middle East. GroFin combines patient capital and specialized business support to grow emerging market enterprises. 

SGB Fund: First of its kind, uncapped and unlimited-life fund to support growth of small and growing businesses in Africa. Officially launched by GroFin on September 23rd, 2015.  Fund Size: US $100+ Million

Eligibility criteria: . 

· Your business operates in one of the following countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda

· Your business is for profit

· Your business has a turnover of less than US$ 15 million and assets less than US$ 6 million

· You require financing between US$ 100,000 and US$ 1.5 million

· The business is owner-operated and/or the owner is substantially involved in running the business

Application Deadline:

Ongoing/rolling basis upto Dec 31, 2021

Sector:

All

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IBiz Africa Pitch Friday 

@iBizAfrica, welcomes anyone with an interesting business idea/innovation to come and pitch their idea at Pitch Friday – last Friday of every month from 2.00pm to 4.30pm.

Innovators get 5 minutes to present their ideas in an elevator pitch format to a closed audience of business mentors, entrepreneurs & investors.  

Once selected, you will get an opportunity to join our 3 month Open Innovation Programme as well as enjoy the resources of the incubator and possibly secure financial and business advisory services from @iBizAfrica.

Application Deadline:

Aug 3rd , 2020

 

Sector:

Clean technology and energy, Renewable energy

 

 

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