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AfricanAPP Launchpad Competition for African Startups on App and Game Development

Registration ends on Sunday 22nd of Nov. 2020.

Join the second edition of the AAL CUP before 22 Nov 2020 and compete on a total of $72 K of prizes.


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)

Prizes and Perks

  • Three winners for each of the two tracks: USD 12K, 8K, 4K.

  • The other 24 finalists: 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

Eligibility criteria

  • Eligible Africa Countries: Egypt, Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, the 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

What are the judging criteria?

The submitted applications, as well as pitching, will be judged on the 4 following areas

  1. Innovation Originality/Creativity

  2. Business Model

  3. Art and/or Design of the Game/App

  4. Team Competencies.



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