Applications are now available for the African Impact Challenge, which supports participants in developing market-creating ideas that utilize technology to address the greatest issues facing the continent.
The African Impact Challenge is expanding to South Africa this year and introducing a pan-African health-focused stream, after a trial in Ghana in 2020, a challenge in Kenya in 2021, and an edition in Rwanda in 2022.
The top teams will fly to Toronto, Canada for up to four months, with all expenses paid, to learn and grow their entrepreneurial network. They will also win up to US $25,000 in grant financing or equity investment.
“Our target is to successfully kick-start innovations aligned with our selection criteria across the continent. We do this by providing the capital, resources, and guidance necessary for early founders to begin from scratch and build viable solutions,” organisers said.
Africans under the age of 39 who work full-time on impact-focused businesses that leverage technology to tackle pressing challenges are eligible to apply online until April 15.