Category: Competitions

Pitch AgriHack 2022 digital agriculture competition for agritech startups (US$45,000 Cash Prize)

Pitch AgriHack is a digital agriculture competition focused on accelerating entrepreneurial growth and job creation in the agriculture sector by leveraging advanced technologies and youth participation in Africa’s food security agenda. This eighth edition of Pitch AgriHack invites African businesses to pitch their approach to driving technological innovation in the agriculture

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Africa Digital Innovation Competition 2022 for African Startups ($25,000 cash prize)

As part of the 2022 Digital Economy Summit, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC) in conjunction with AmChams across Africa, is hosting its annual Digital Innovation Competition for African Startups. The competition is targeted towards Digital SMEs and startups that are looking to facilitate the delivery of digital, cross-border, interoperable, and cross-domain services,

The Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition 2022 for Young people from around the world.

The Entrepreneurship Campus empowers social entrepreneurs, especially young people, from around the world to create a culture for entrepreneurship, to promote entrepreneurial education, and to engage in a more peaceful world. Participants are invited to submit their innovative ideas and projects with a societal impact, which champion and implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development

Competitions, Grants
The Africa Business Heroes Competition 2022 for young African Entrepreneurs (1.5 Million USD Prize)

Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) is the Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic program in Africa to support entrepreneurs. The mission is to showcase and grow local talent who are creating positive impact in their communities and beyond, and inspire a movement of African entrepreneurship. Over a ten-year period, the program will recognize

African Development Bank Fashionomics Africa Contest 2022 for African Designers (USD 6,000 cash Prize)

The African Development Bank Fashionomics Africa initiative’s second online competition is offering $6,000 total in cash prizes, mentoring, new branding packages and other support for winning African designers of sustainable and circular fashion. Fashionomics Africa is an African Development Bank initiative increasing Africa’s participation in the global textile and fashion industry value chains.

African Union (AU)-UNICEF Youth Innovation Challenge 2022 on the Impact of Harmful Practices on the Mental Health of Children and Young People

African Union (AU)-UNICEF Youth Innovation Challenge on the Impact of Harmful Practices on the Mental Health of Children and Young People Survivors of harmful practices such as children marriage and FGM may find it difficult to seek help and cope with the mental health and psychological challenges due to their

Afri-Plastics Challenge Strand 2: Creating Solutions 2021 (up to £1,000,000 in prizes)

Applications are open for the Afri-Plastics Challenge Strand 2: Creating Solutions 2021. The Afri-Plastics Challenge is seeking the creation of new or the development of early-stage products, technology and/or services to encourage the reduction or elimination of plastic usage across Sub-Saharan Africa.  By the end of the Challenge successful community-centered products