In case you want to partner with a global financial services company to accelerate your business? Then get involved in the Thomson Reuters Africa Startups Challenge.
Thomson Reuters, in partnership with Venture Capital For Africa, VC4A, is launching an initiative to provide a platform for startups to partner as you grow your startup into a lucrative business.
According to VC4A, 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 said it 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.
What is in it for you?
– 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.
If your startup is in FinTech or related industries, then this is the challenge for you!
Thomson Reuters position as a trusted provider in financial markets makes it attractive for FinTech startups to work with us as a partner. Our answer to the changing environment is an open platform approach – leveraging our depth and breadth, and enabling collaborative partnerships focused on innovation.
This Challenge seeks the most promising startups in Africa. Key areas of focus are the following 10 categories:
- Agri-tech (including land administration)
- Big data analytics
- Digital government
- Internet of Things
- Mobile technology
- Supply chain
In case you want to know the criteria for you to be among the winning team. Organisers said applicants must possess sound analytical reasoning, a focused investment philosophy, and a list of their Top 5 startups to present to our esteemed panel of judges.
The winning team or individual will win a cash prize, get invitation to attend the 2016 Africa Summit in October and a tour of the Thomson Reuters Lab in Cape Town. You can apply now as entries will close by July 15, 2016 and the program is planned to end by September, 2016.
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