Awards Ceremony Africa Startups Challenge

Recognizing Africa's top innovators

Thomson Reuters, in partnership with Venture Capital For Africa (VC4A), initiated The Africa Startups Challenge in the quest to find the best new companies coming out of Africa. At this awards ceremony, the top startup will be selected from over 500 startups screened by this competition. The winning team will receive a $10,000 cash prize and help launch the new Thomson Reuters first Africa based innovation lab.

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
  • Blockchain
  • Digital government
  • Education
  • Internet of Things
  • Fintech
  • Media-tech
  • Mobile technology
  • Supply chain


Oct 14, 2016: 18:00 - 21:00
Organizer Thomson Reuters Labs
Website Visit website
Location Bandwidth Barn
8000 66 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town 7915, South Africa
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Africa, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Retail and wholesale, Agribusiness, Automotive, Banking, Clean technology, Computer hardware, Computer software, Construction, Creative, media and entertainment, Diversified services, E-commerce, EdTech, Education, Electronics, Financial services, Food and beverage, Healthcare, HealthTech, Insurance, Internet, Leisure and travel, Manufacturing, Mobile, Real estate, Renewable energy, Telecom, Transport and logistics, Utilities, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene