Venture Capital For Africa (VC4A) Africa Startups Challenge 2016

Application Deadline: May 30th 2016

Do you want to partner with a global financial services company to accelerate your business? Then get involved in the Africa Startups Challenge!

Thomson Reuters in partnership with Venture Capital For Africa (VC4A) are launching an initiative to provide a platform for startups to partner with us as you grow your startup into a lucrative business.

The Africa Startups Challenge seeks to find the best new companies coming out of Africa. As a large continent made up of many emerging markets Africa is home to some exciting startups who are able to leverage new technology and new business models to leap-frog the current players. We want to know which startups are important and why.

Thomson Reuters aims to empower Africa’s success by providing government, financial, academic and business solutions that have helped move from aid-based economies to self-sustaining, knowledge-based economies for almost 150 years.


  • The Challenge will provide you with the opportunity at a potential partnership with a global financial services and professional information company
  • Increase visibility for your startup by being showcased on our global investment platform called Eikon.
  • Opportunity to attend the Thomson Reuters Africa Summit 2016.
  • Cash prize for the winning startup.

If your startup is in FinTech or related industries, then this is the challenge for you!

Thomson Reuters position as a trusted provider in financial markets makes it attractive for FinTech startups to work with us as a partner. Our answer to the changing environment is an open platform approach – leveraging our depth and breadth, and enabling collaborative partnerships focused on innovation.

This Challenge seeks the most promising startups in Africa. Key areas of focus are the following 10 categories:

  1. Agri-tech (including land administration)
  2. Big data analytics
  3. Blockchain
  4. Digital government
  5. Education
  6. Internet of Things
  7. Fintech
  8. Media-tech
  9. Mobile technology
  10. Supply chain

Apply Now for the Thomas Reuters/VC4A Africa Startups Challenge 2016

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Thomas Reuters/VC4A Africa Startups Challenge


  1. Hello

    My name is Moabi Jele from Botswana in Southern Africa. I have been longing to start a rural youth development society for the development of children and youth of the most remote settlements of Kalahari desert. Our aim is to initiate a pre-school for children of 1-6 years, since they are very far from development we want to provide them with adequate early childhood development which will enable them to learn at an early age as most of the children in towns and developed villages. We also have some projects like agriculture, manufacturing, sports academy and cultural village that will involve youth and elders of settlements as well. This can create employment and also reduce rural-town migration. Many peaple are migrating to towns and cities for greener pasture.

    I would like to know how can you help us to start up and what is required.

    Hope will hear from soon. Thank you


    Moabi Jele


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