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Brief

VINCI Energies is seeking solutions that are out to change our world, in these sectors:

— Mobility and Transport

— Energy and Environment

— Security and Resilience

— Urban and Spatial planning

— Open Data and Data Management

Expectation

Understanding of the market: you know the context you want to work in or to disrupt.

Maturity of the project: At least already one customer / POC

Innovating nature of your offer: Digital platforms may use many technologies or new uses (AI, cloud services, IOT, sensors, SaaS, community management…), explain us which one makes your offer exceptional

Quality of the team: your team skills match with the ambition of your project

Synergies with VINCI Energies: explain to us the partnership you would like to develop with VINCI Energies!

mission

VINCI Energies aims to bring more efficiency and safety through 2 revolutions they are accompanying with their customers : Digital transformation and Energy Transition.

Digital platforms are changing legacy business models all around the world. It happens in a different way in every single country because of its specific context.

A major concern for their customers is: how is Vinci Energies contributing to smarter and safer buildings, industries and/or cities?


As a startup, how does your knowledge of your market PLUS your tech-based platform help Vinci Energies address this concern?

Submission Requirements

GEOGRAPHIC AREA

This challenge accepts applications from start-ups that are incorporated and operating from ANY African country.

MATURITY CRITERIA

 

Understanding of the market: you know the context you want to work in or to disrupt.

Maturity of the project: early-stage, with at least one paying customer / Proof of concept fairly achieved

Innovative solution: Digital platforms may use many technologies or new uses (AI, cloud services, IOT, sensors, SaaS, community management…), explain to us which one makes your offer exceptional

Quality of the team: your team skills match with the ambition of your project

Synergies with VINCI Energies: explain to us the partnership you would like to develop with VINCI Energies

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Required format:

1. Deck pitch: 10 slides max (ppt, pdf) - MAX 50 Megabytes

Last day of submission: 25 September 2019 – 12 midnight (GMT +2)

20 start-ups will be shortlisted from the applications – of which 3 will be selected to showcase at AfricArena Summit 2019 - 1 WINNER chosen by VINCI Energies.

 

Do you meet the criteria?

Submit to Win

Prizes & rewards

NETWORK

*For the 3 selected startups*

Return flights and accomodation in Cape Town - to showcase at the AfricArena Summit 2019!

Meet and greet with the "who's who" of the African tech scene, at the AfricArena Summit this year.  A great opportunity for exposure to international investors, VCs, angels, corporates, and other high rise startups from across the continent.

PITCH

*For the 3 selected startups*

1. Showcase at the grand stage for Africa's tech future - the AfricArena Summit 2019! Taking place 11-12 November 2019. Location: Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town.

2. Showcase your innovative solution in front of international investors, VCs and corporates, who are looking for wolrd-class talent to partner with.

WINNER

*For the 1 WINNING start-up*

1. Return flights and accomodation in Cape Town - to showcase at the AfricArena Summit 2019!

2. VIVA Technology showcase in Paris next year (2020).

3. Depending on the maturity of the solution: help from VINCI Energies for developing a prototype or next version of product/service