WAEMU commission launches a contest for startups in the region

Economic governance
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 16:19
WAEMU commission launches a contest for startups in the region

(Togo First) - Tremplin UEMOA Startup 2020 is the name of the contest recently launched by the WAEMU commission for young entrepreneurs active in Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, and Senegal.

The competition runs until November 30, with a prize of CFA193 million. It aims to bolster efforts to promote modern and innovative entrepreneurship and accelerate the development of startups across the WAEMU.

More specifically, the contest aims at identifying, rewarding, and supporting the best startups, startups that stand out through the pertinence of their activity and impact on the green economy, as well as stimulating institutions supporting entrepreneurship.

In detail, the five best startups will share CFA60 million among themselves, 24 young entrepreneurs - three per country - will get 120 million. Also, five (05) Excellence Awards of CFA2,000,000 each are planned for structures that applied for the award.

There will also be three incentive prizes of one million each.

To contact us: c o n t a c t [@] t o g o f i r s t . c o m

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