April 28, 2022


It’s time to Advance with Africa. Learn more about the competition categories, prizes and how to apply. Applications are now OPEN!  

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize and reward the very best in African ingenuity. 

The annual Digital Innovation Competition for African Startups is facilitated every year by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC) in partnership with AmChams across Africa. Each year, the Competition awards talented innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups behind digital products and services that create a positive impact on African citizens.  

The 2022 winner will receive recognition in their home country— and a $25,000 cash prize, among other non-cash prizes! 

How to apply for the 2022 Africa Digital Innovation Competition

A startup may apply in either of the three competition categories: Fintech and Cyber Solutions, Sustainability & Supply Chain Solutions, Human Development & Social Services Solutions. More information on the competition categories can be found here.  

Entries must be received by 11.59 EDT, June 30, 2022. 

Eligibility criteria 

To be eligible for the Competition, a startup must be a registered business with at least 51% African ownership, headquartered in an African country, and have no government affiliation.