The AYO Scaling Africa Series Challenge 2022 for South Africa Technopreneurs.

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Application Deadline: June 30, 2022

AYO Technology Solutions is a technology investment company with a focus on disruptive solutions that advance life, business and economics and a vision to create Africa’s own tech giant.  This year, AYO presents the first ever: Scaling Africa Series challenge to empower South Africa’s Technopreneurs.

In collaboration with the SA Innovation Summit, this series will identify and support South African digital and tech-based businesses, disrupting the ecosystem with novel ways to solve business and everyday needs of communities across Africa.

The AYO Scaling Africa Series will provide Series A funding seekers, with high growth strategies and a sustainable competitive advantage, a chance to build capacity and grow. It aims to provide exposure, access to new markets, funding opportunities, business support and opportunities to scale.

Challenge Criteria

A panel of expert judges will evaluate the Scaling Africa Series entries and select the Top 5 candidates as the finalists to compete in a virtual live pitch round. 

During the preliminary evaluation process, the pitches will be reviewed based on the information provided in the online entry form according to the following criteria: 

Series A / Growth Phase

Product/Service proposition to solve real customer needs

Scalable business model and quality execution strategy

Sustainable competitive advantage

Sound revenue and profit models
Turnover: R5m – R50m

Passionate & knowledgeable management team

SCALING AFRICA SERIES SECTORS

Business solutions belonging to one of the following tracks are encouraged (not exclusive): 

AGRITECH

BIO- & HEALTH-TECH

E-COMMERCE

ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY

E-WASTE

LOGISTICS

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the AYO Scaling Africa Series Challenge 2022

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