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So I came across this article on techpoint.ng and thought I’d share it here for all aspiring startup entrepreneurs. This could be your big break in finding partnerships for your startup funding. Hurry and apply now!

Thomson Reuters, in partnership with Venture Capital For Africa (VC4A),  is launching Africa Startups Challenge; an initiative to offer a platform for startups to partner as they grow into lucrative businesses.

As a large continent made up of many emerging markets, Africa is home to some exciting startups. Most of them are able to leverage new technology and new business models to overtake the current players. The Africa Startups Challenge seeks to find the best new companies

Thomson Reuters aims to empower Africa’s success by providing government, financial, academic and business solutions.

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Apart from providing startups with an opportunity at a potential partnership with a global financial service and professional information company, the Africa Startups Challenge will also increase visibility for startups by being showcased on a global investment platform called Eikon.

Startups will also be given the opportunity to attend the Thomson Reuters Africa Summit 2016 and there is also cash prize for the winning startup.

Thomson Reuters’ position as a trusted provider in financial markets makes it attractive for FinTech startups to work with them.

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But the challenge seeks the most promising startups in Africa, and the key areas of focus are the following 10 categories:  Agri-tech (including land administration), Big data analytics, Blockchain, Digital government, Education Internet of Things,Fintech, Media-tech, Mobile technology, Supply chain.

Program dates: May 1 – September 30, 2016

To register and apply, visit the VC4Africa Africa Startups Challenge page

Attribution: This article was written by Victor Ekwealor, tech editor at techpoing.ng. Article Source: https://techpoint.ng/2016/07/14/thomson-reuters-africa-startup-challenge/

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