Applications Open For Challenge Of 1000 Summit For African Startups

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Announced back in September, the Challenge of 1.000 is a joint initiative of Digital Africa and the Summit

France will invite 1.000  African entrepreneurs 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. June 4, 5 and 6, 2020.


For startups/companies looking to participate there are 5 requirements to fulfil:

  • Being an African entrepreneur, having an activity related to one of the 7 districts of The City of Solutions
  • Gender Parity 
  • Geographical balance of origin of Contractors
  • To be the bearer of an innovative or duplicable solution, at a lower cost and a strong impact to make French and African cities more sustainable from an environmental and social point of view 
  • Be registered on the Digital Africa platform.

The summit will have 7 topics that your company needs to be addressing:

  • Access to essential services
  • Feeding the cities
  • Building and enhancing the city
  • Moving around the city / visit the city
  • Living in the city
  • Financing and structuring projects
  • Connecting the city

Entrepreneurs interested in applying for the Challenge of 1000 program can do so here.

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