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Brief

Pertaining to the health issue of diabetes,  How does/can your solution help diabetes patients to live healthier lifestyles, providing education & support to master their treatment, diet, exercise and emotional wellbeing?

Expectation

Sanofi and AfricArena are looking for startups...  

1. operating anywhere in Africa 

2. that have a tested prototype of the product/service/platform that addresses the problem statement 

3. Innovative in utilizing technology to address the problem statement  

mission

Diabetes is a disease of lifestyle and is currently the 2nd leading cause of death in South Africa.  

Patients need to self-manage their disease in a resource constrained environment, where doctors, nurses and community health workers have limited time to educate and empower their patients to manage their disease.  

Sanofi's challenge to start-ups is: How can we help diabetes patients to live healthier lifestyles, providing education & support to master their treatment, diet, exercise and emotional wellbeing? 

Submission Requirements

GEOGRAPHIC AREA

This challenge is open to startups incorporated and operating in ANY African country.

MATURITY CRITERIA

1. Innovative solution or service

2. Less than 5 years of existence

3. Early-stage // Seed-stage company

4. That have a tested prototype of the product/service/platform that addresses the problem statement 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Required format:

Deck pitch: 8 slides max (ppt, pdf) - MAX 50 Megabytes

Last day of submission: 25th of September 2019

12 start-ups will be shortlisted after the last day of submission - of which 3 will be selected to showcase at AfricArena Summit 2019.

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. A possibility of showcasing at VIVA Technology in Paris next year (2020).

3. Working with Sanofi South Africa (mentorship) on developing your brand and offering.