Recovery and Resilience Innovation Challenge 2020/2021 for young Tanzania Entrepreneurs ($10,000 Prize per Startup)

Application Deadline: December 31st 2020

The Recovery and Resilience Innovation Challenge
aims at finding, supporting, and amplifying innovative market-ready solutions that are contributing to the revitalization of the Tanzanian economy and social welfare. The challenge, funded by Human Development Innovation Fund(HDIF), Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tanzania, and United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) will help selected startups to develop strategies for shock absorption in the case of unforeseen events in the future.

Submission Criteria

The Recovery and Resilience Innovation Challenge
are looking for ventures that are using innovation to address gaps observed during the COVID-19 crisis and present solutions that will make them and the sector they operate in more resilient to future crisis.

  • Demostrate both technical and financial viability in the long run. 
  • Functional Prototype or Minimum Viable Product.
  • Strong business model that is replicable and scalable.
  • Competent Founding team.


Tailored Program

This equity-free program provides you with tailored content aimed at a 360 review of your business, a product-market fit analysis and preparation for growth foundations.

Global Network

Thanks to a wide combined network of Seedstars and Ndoto Hub in 60+ emerging markets, you will be able to build relationships and partnerships beyond borders.

Expertise & Support

You will receive all the tools and know-how to boost your business growth as well as prepare for the next fundraising round and international expansion.

Monetary Prize

The winners of the bootcamp will be given access to the follow-on mentorship program as well as receive a monetary prize of up to $10,000 cash per startup.


Call for Applications : 16th Nov – 31st Dec 20202

5-day Bootcamp Training 18th Jan – 22nd Jan 20213

Mentorship Program 25th Jan – 25th Apr 2021

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Recovery and Resilience Innovation Challenge 2020/2021



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