About #StartupAfro 2017

Startup of the year award is a contest organized by Bonjour Idée with the support of 50+ partners (international corporations, incubators, chambers of commerce, media, competitive centers, influential blogs). While shedding light on disruptive startups, this contest is meant to add value to the partners’ actions at the heart of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of innovation and startups, and put them in contact with innovative startups.

About The 2 Previous Editions of Startup Of The Year (France)

startups participated for only 2 editions
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page views during the competition period
partners from the startup ecosystem
votes counted for public choice awards

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Application Conditions

  • Company must be registered
  • Based in Africa to be named « african startup of year » or « OCP Africa Agritech of the year »
  • No geographical restriction for other awards
  • Company created after jan 1st 2010
  • Your activity’s environemental impact will be taken into account by the jury
  • Your product or service must be innovative
  • You should have a running MVP or prototype


9 Nov 2016: Kickoff Conference
until 31 December 2016: Online application 
1-15 January 2017: Online voting
16 January 2017: Finalists announcement
25 January 2017 (Casablanca): Finalists pitches
26 January 2017 (Casablanca): Awards Ceremony

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