Application for the Africa-France Summit Challenge of 1000 for African Entrepreneurs is now open. Announced at the press conference presenting the 2020 Africa-France Summit held in Bordeaux on Tuesday 17 September 2019, the Challenge of 1000 is a joint initiative of Digital Africa and the Summit.
The State will invite 1000 African entrepreneurs to come to Bordeaux to present their solutions at The City of Solutions, a show dedicated to projects and solutions for sustainable cities and territories to be held during the 28th edition of the Africa-France Summit on June 4, 5 and 6, 2020.
- Event: Africa-France Summit.
- Topics: Access to essential services, Feeding the cities, Building and enhancing the city, Moving around the city, Living in the city, Financing and structuring projects, Connecting the city.
- Number of awards: 1000.
- Date: June 4, 5 and 6, 2020.
- Target group: Open to Africans.
Africa-France Summit Challenge of 1000 Benefits
Winners will be invited (one person per organization): the costs of the plane tickets and 3-days accommodation in Bordeaux will be partially or fully supported depending on the financial capabilities of the winner. Winners will have a space in the entrepreneurs’ stands at the City of Solutions.
Africa-France Summit Challenge of 1000 Eligibility
In order to be eligible to apply for the Challenge, you must:
- be an African entrepreneur, having an activity related to one of the 7 districts of The City of Solutions
- have an organization with a real legal existence (legal statute)
- have an organization that is making increasing revenue
- have an organization that support a viable product or solution, innovative or duplicate at a lower cost, to make French and African cities more sustainable from an environmental and social point of view.
The jury will give careful consideration to the following elements:
- Gender Parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply!
- Geographical balance of origin of Contractors
- Balance of themes on the 7 districts.
Interested applicants who would like to apply for the Challenge of 1000 for African Entrepreneurs must click on the apply button below and follow instructions to submit their applications.
The deadline for submitting application is January 31, 2020. For more detail on the Africa-France Summit Challenge of 1000 for African Entrepreneurs, please visit the official page.