Using smart data tools, teams from across Thomson Reuters have developed sophisticated assessment models to identify Africa’s up and coming ventures on VC4A.com. Here are the startups identified by the Thomson Reuters Africa Startups Challenge. A winner will be announced at the upcoming Africa Summit 2016 where they will receive a USD 10,000 cash prize.
The Thomson Reuters 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 ventures who are able to leverage new technology and new business models to leap-frog the current players. Thomson Reuters, in partnership with Venture Capital For Africa (VC4A), have developed sophisticated assessment models for identifying high growth high potential companies listed on the VC4A.com platform. This list presents the ventures identified by the challenge, startups tapping into scalable markets with clear potential to scale.
The Thomson Reuters Africa Summit 2016
For the 5th consecutive time, Thomson Reuters is organizing their Annual Pan-African networking and knowledge sharing event for executives looking to grow their business on the African continent. The Thomson Reuters Africa Summit 2016, in association with CNBC Africa is taking place on October 13-14, 2016 at The Westin in Cape Town, South Africa. Also it’s your chance to meet with the winning team from the Africa Startups Challenge 2016.
Set in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities on the African continent, the Summit will cover pertinent topics such as macroeconomics, development and investment opportunities as well as other niche topics of interest. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to network, learn and leverage diverse points of view as you expand your business network through face-to-face interactions with key government officials, analysts, industry experts and peers alike.
As part of the Africa Summit finale, Thomson Reuters Labs™ – Cape Town will officially launch to engage with the region’s vibrant innovation ecosystem and its dynamic startup community to fuel growth and empower success for Thomson Reuters customers worldwide.
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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. VC4Africa is the fastest growing community of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors connecting on the leading startup funding platform VC4A.com.