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Brief

How does your solution empower users in the African market by leveraging tech to make education better and more accessible?

Sponsored by Viva Technology, the world’s rendezvous for startups and leaders, this Challenge is looking for Ed Tech Startups based and operating in Africa. This challenge aims to support and promote entrepreneurs that have developed solutions to empower communities through education.

Expectation

1. Startups from Early Stage to Series A

2. The company has to be incorporated and operating in Africa

3. The solution has to be innovative, leveraging technology to address the problem statement.

mission

From top speakers and exhibitions to open innovation and live experiences, VivaTech is a celebration of today’s innovations and tomorrow’s possibilities for everyone who believes in the power of technology to transform business and society. It’s a gathering of the world’s brightest minds and talents providing products in sector like Ed Tech.

We believe that technology, applied to the education sector, is part of the solution to a better access to education for communities in Africa. Through e-learning, mobile applications, virtual reality, digitalized resources such as eBooks etc, education is making its way to be reachable by everyone.

Viva Tech’s question to African EdTech startups is the following: How does your solution empower users in the African market by leveraging tech to make education better and more accessible?

Submission Requirements

GEOGRAPHIC AREA

Startups / projects operating from anywhere country within Africa.

MATURITY CRITERIA

Early-stage to Series A

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Deck pitch: 10 slides max (ppt, pdf) - MAX 50 Megabytes. Pitch deck must include information on business model, market traction and projections.

Last day of submission: Friday 18  October 2019.

Submit to Win

Prizes & rewards

NETWORK

*For the 3 selected startups*

1. Return flights and accomodation in Cape Town - to 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. 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.

3. A chance to showcase at VIVA Technology in Paris next year (2020).

FIRST PRIZE

* For the 1 WINNING startup * 

Out of the 3 startups pitching at AfricArena this year, 1 winner will be selected to, not only attend Viva Tech in Paris in 2020, but also have their own exhibition stand!