African App Launchpad Cup 2020 Competition for Startups on App and Game Development

African App Launchpad Cup 2020

Deadline: November 22, 2020

African App Launchpad Cup 2020 Competition for African Startups on App and Game Development

Applications are open for the African App Launchpad Cup 2020. The Competition is for African Startups on App and Game Development. The competition has two tracks:

  • Game Development: Join this track if your startup team is working on game development, VR, or AR applications.
  • App Development: Join this track if your startup team is working on specific App development using any technology. (Mobile, Cloud, Web, IOT, AI, .. etc).

The President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, announced the African App Launchpad initiative within the closing ceremony of the World Youth Forum (WYF) 2018. The African App Launchpad (AAL) initiative is an Africa-wide platform aiming to build capacity of Youth from Egypt and other African States and foster establishment of sustainable startups in the area of the advanced ever-changing app and game technologies.

African App Launchpad Cup 2020 Competition  Prizes

  • Three winners for each of the two tracks will receive USD $12K, $8K, $4K.
  • The other 24 finalists will receive USD $1K each.
  • A real-time online business planning training will be offered to finalists by GrindStone.
  • GTM program delivered by Thinkroom Consultancy for the first place winners and funded by Microsoft.
  • VC introduction from Microsoft Network across Africa.

African App Launchpad Cup 2020 Competition Eligibility

  • Applicants should be from one of the eligible African countries:
    • Egypt, Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, The Gambia, Nigeria, Togo and Uganda.
  • Apply as Teams or Startups up to 2 Years Old.
  • Team size not less than 2 Members.
  • A working prototype at least is a must.

Judging Criteria

The submitted applications as well as pitching will be judged on the following areas:

  • Innovation Originality/Creativity
  • Business Model
  • Art and/or Design of the Game/App
  • Team Competencies.

Application

In filling the application form, please note that you can save your progress and return back to the form later to continue submission of the business model overview template in the form, however, you must fill the first contact email in order to receive the link to your unsubmitted form.

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