African Impact Challenge 2024: Igniting Entrepreneurial Spirits Across Africa


The African Impact Challenge 2024 stands at the forefront of fostering entrepreneurial talent across the continent. With a commitment to nurturing over a thousand early-stage African entrepreneurs and funding more than a hundred, the Challenge is a beacon of hope and opportunity.

Transformative Opportunities for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

This year’s Challenge promises an exhilarating journey from a self-paced Pre-incubation phase to the potential of securing up to $25,000 in funding. It’s not just about the money; it’s about the chance to travel to Toronto, expand networks, and gain invaluable market exposure.

Eligibility: A Gateway to Growth

  • Young Africans under 39 residing in the countries of this year’s challenge.
  • A burning desire to create impact through entrepreneurship.
  • A commitment to solving critical issues with technology.
  • Full-time dedication from the venture team.

Streams of Innovation: Diverse Paths to Success

  • Health Entrepreneurship Stream: Pan-African ventures driving health outcomes.
  • Country Innovation Stream: Scalable ventures from any sector based in Botswana.
  • Community Impact Stream: Social enterprises or nonprofits rooted in Botswana.

Selection: The Pursuit of Excellence

  • Solutions must address a significant problem with a clear, technology-enabled strategy.
  • Preference for solutions that target non-consumption, enhancing adoption, accessibility, and affordability.
  • Innovative and scalable business models take the lead.

FAQs: Navigating the Challenge

Q: What does the Pre-incubation phase involve? A: It’s a self-directed phase where entrepreneurs refine their ideas and prepare for the selection process.

Q: How are the top ventures chosen for funding? A: Through rigorous interviews focusing on the venture’s impact, innovation, and scalability.

Q: What can the winners expect in Toronto? A: An immersive learning experience, networking opportunities, and a platform to showcase their ventures.

Click here to Apply

For more information and to apply, visit the African Impact Challenge website.