1,000 African startups to present at Africa-France Summit next year


A grand total of 1,000 African startups will be offered the opportunity to present their solutions at the Africa-France Summit next year.

The 28th annual summit, which takes place in Bordeaux on June 4-6, has teamed up with the Digital Africa initiative to run a challenge that will see 1,000 entrepreneurs from the continent take part in “The City of Solutions”, a show dedicated to projects and solutions for sustainable cities and territories.

Selected entrepreneurs will have solutions based around access to essential services, feeding cities, building and enhancing the city, transportation, living in the city, Financing and structuring projects, and connecting the city.

Applications are open until January 31, though a selection of startups will be made each month in order to encourage earlier entries. The full list of 1,000 winners will be announced at the end of March. Winners will be provided with plane tickets and three-days accommodation in Bordeaux.


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