The Innovation Challenge 2020 of the Forum seeks to identify and showcase some of the top technologies and innovations from across Africa and beyond; explore investment and market needs and; identify business opportunities in the following areas:

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The Bpifrance Challenge has opened 2020 applications for African startups looking to expand to France and Europe. The challenge is for startups looking to raise funds, between €1 and €3 million, to finance that expansion

The requirements are to have either small ongoing operations in France and/or Europe or to have some tangible actions done to prepare this expansion (partnerships secured, letters of intent from customers.)Submission Requirements for the Bpifrance Challenge


(i) Startups must be based or mainly operating in Africa.

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