2022 Africa Digital Innovation Competition
This competition is sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
As part of the 2022 Digital Economy Summit, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC) in conjunction with AmChams across Africa, is hosting its annual Digital Entrepreneurship Competition for African Startups. The competition is targeted towards digital SMEs and startups that are looking to facilitate the delivery of digital, cross-border, interoperable, and cross- domain services and solutions, while also accelerating their digitally enabled growth. Read more.
Watch the pitches and see the results
"And the winner is..."
On December 12, the competition winner was revealed. Get to know the three finalists and watch the announcement of the 2022 Africa Digital Innovation Competition grand prize winner.
During a live interview on Voice of America, the U.S. Chamber announced the top 3 finalists.
The regional Champions and top 10 Continental finalists have been announced. Meet them and learn how their innovations and inventions are contributing to advancing Africa’s digital transformation.
Dr. Yao Discusses the Competition on Voice of America
Dr. Guvera Yao discusses the importance of creating a strong, robust and accessible digital economy and what that means for the future of Africa.
The Digital Entrepreneurship Competition will award cash prizes and in-kind services to be provided to the top three winners. The in-kind services may include laptops, annual subscriptions to digital platforms, mentoring and digital marketing/advertising services for the top three winners of the competition.
- The PitchA two-minute pitch demonstrates how participants are addressing challenges
- General RulesThe Digital Entrepreneurship Competition is open to entrepreneurs, startups, and independent innovators who have turned ideas into digital innovation to improve living conditions for Africans amid the pandemic.
- Eligibility, Evaluation and JudgingThe participants should provide a relevant, viable, scalable, desirable, and actionable concept proposal through their 2-minute video, for a product/market fit service/solution.
- Important datesIn early December, the top 3 finalists will travel to Washington, D.C. where the winner will be announced
The 2020 Digital Entrepreneurship Program
Afrilearn is an education technology enterprise leveraging seasoned teachers, animators and developers to deliver affordable, world-class education for Africans, everywhere, they were also the winners of The 2020 Digital Entrepreneurship Program. Watch their inspiring story.