You can win $150,000 in the Innovation Challenge for Africa

by | Dec 10, 2015

The Innovation Challenge in Africa will support’s vision of a connected world. The goal of the Challenge is to recognize individuals and organizations that are working on internet-based solutions to promote education and economic empowerment in countries throughout Africa.

One Innovation Challenge Award prize in the amount of $150,000 will be presented to the app, website or service that the judges determine best meets the needs of each of the two categories:

  • Learning/Education: Apps, websites or online services that make use of technology to inspire and deliver learning
  • Economic Empowerment: Apps, websites or online services that help to advance the economic strength and ability of communities

Each of the Innovation Challenge Award winners will also be eligible to receive up to $80,000 USD in tools and services from FbStart, a Facebook program designed to help early stage mobile startups build and grow their apps.

Two Impact Award prizes in the amount of $50,000 USD will also be presented to two apps, websites or services designed for each of the two pillars (4 awards total).


This initiative originally kicked off in India to support the vision of a connected world by recognizing people who are working to make the internet more relevant to women, students, farmers and migrant workers in India.

Emmanuel Ogunsola
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