Eligibility Criteria

Round One (Assessment & Education)

  • Applications are accepted in English, French and Arabic.
  • Each application is graded by at least 2 different judges. Judges place more importance on certain criteria, depending on the track you are applying for (Judging criteria below).
  • 5 semifinalists applicants are selected for second round from each country of the competition. These applicants will have scored the highest average score on their application forms.
  • African Cup for Entrepreneurship reserves the right to modify the number of selected applicants.
  • The applicants must work on and submit certain deliverables that will be communicated with them in due time prior to the workshop and conference. The semifinalists applicants must also sign the “engagement letter” form.
  • Qualified members are not required to pay a participation fee for any of the workshops or training sessions (either online, virtual or one to one).

Round Two (Mentoring & Business Modeling)

  • The selected semifinalists are required to attend a mentoring seminars & business modeling. The training is led in English, French & Arabic. The finalists attending the training must be fluent in English or French or Arabic.
  • The semifinalists members are required to pitch in front of a Round 2 mentoring panel pre the boot camp where they will have 10 minutes to present/pitch, followed by 7 minutes of Q&A.
  • The oral presentations should be delivered in English or French or Arabic.
  • After the oral presentations , the jury will deliberate and select 15 finalists that qualify to the final round of the competition.

Final Round (Bootcamp)

  • The finalists are required to pitch in front of a Final Round Jury panel where they will have 10 minutes to present, followed by 7 minutes of Q&A.
  • The oral presentations should be delivered in English or French or Arabic.
  • After the oral presentations, the jury will deliberate and select the three winners of the following track.

FAQS

What types of startups/companies are able to enter the competition?

The Entrepreneurship African Cup is open to creative and innovative individuals anywhere on the entrepreneurship spectrum. With categories and prizes for idea-stage, early-stage and growth-stage ideas and projects, the EAC customizes its resources and ensures that competition is conducted on equal footing and for all industries.

How is the competition run?

The EAC competition sessions are run virtually by a strong board of knowledge partners as well as Fingerprint Summit team and Terous Misr Foundation team. It also includes trainers and a strong independent jury.For national winners, another session that includes one-on-one mentorship sessions will be held.

Are the National Finals live or virtual?

Both. Depending on your country, you may be competing against other entrepreneurs in your country through a virtual platform . It is expected that the number of countries offering live national finals will increase in following years.

Where will the Global finals be held?

The global finals will be held in Egypt . The Fingerprint Summit scheduled on March 2020 will be the announcing ceremony for the competition.