10 Start-up Competitions for African Entrepreneurs

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  • 88mph
  • Startup World
  • Apps4Africa
  • GIST Tech-I Competition
  • African Innovation Prize
  • South African Brewery Kickstart
  • StartUp Open
  • Seedstars World
  • A.W.S. Global Start-Up Challenge
  • Going for Gold
  • Pivot East


This mobile application competition has distributed a total of $125,000 to 12 of the continent’s most promising technology-centric businesses since 2010. In addition to targeting for-profit African tech start-ups, Apps4Africa also focuses on non-profit social ventures. Past winners include Uganda-based Ffene, Ghana-based SliceBiz and Kenya-based iCow. The 2013 competition deadline has not been announced, so follow Apps4Africa on Twitter for more information.

(Photo: Apps for Africa)

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