In Africa many young people aspire to start their own business and build a brighter future, for themselves on a continent riddled with unemployment which affects the youth the most.
Total the global oil conglomerate has created the #StarterUpper competition that aims to support entrepreneurs and help develop a culture of #StartUps
Google, Facebook, Daily Motion, Twitter, Deezer, Airbnb and other leading names in the 2.0 economy all started as start ups and because of the support they received re now global businesses.
Amazing African Start-Ups
Some of Africa’s start ups that are already shaking up the continent.
- I-Cow1 Kenyan start-up. Agricultural information service by mobile phone. exchange.
- Afate 3D Printer2: Togolese start-up. 3D printers made from discarded electronics.
- CardioPad: Cameroonian start-up. Touch screen medical tablet designed to save lives.
- Obami: South African start-up. Alternative learning platform.
- Sense Ebola follow up: Nigerian start-up. A mobile tool to help contain Ebola.
- Iouma: Senegalese start-up. Country’s first online agricultural stock
All projects are welcome, regardless of the type of business or activity, as long as they share the characteristics common to creative start-ups: innovation, competitiveness, growth boosting and job creation.
1. Be under 35 years old?
2. You want to create a business or develop one that is less than two years old?
3. Be acitizen of one of these 34 African countries: Algeria, Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Guinea, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe? ( The contestant must be a citizen of the country where its application is submitted)
4. Entries close 31 January 2016
Check out the Challenge launch video: