The "WecreateAfrica" competition is open to any early-stage startup (less than 24 months of operations) started within the confines of a tertiary institution in SSA with a focus on Africa. The competition will be organised online with the support of the African Development Bank and Venture Capital firms. The award ceremony will take place during ePayments Afrique Conference in the city of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Prizes will be in cash grants and in the form of investments. We have a constituted a very experienced panel of judges, made up of Senior cadre of the African Development Bank and private sector market operatives. We hope to bolster a framework whereby tertiary institutions in SSA encourage and support the founding of startups by students.


First Prize Africa Grand Prize $50,000

Second Prize $20,000

Third Prize $15,000

Fourth Prize $10,000

Fifth Prize $5,000

People’s award for outstanding excellence. $15,000