Opportunity Round Up 26 July 2020

Ad Crashers

The intention of Ad Crashers is to help small businesses get the market exposure they need in order to drive sales. In so doing make a positive impact on our communities and the economy.

Link: Home | Small Business | Ad Crashers

Scale Out for Impact (SOFI)

Link: Call for Proposals: Scale Out for Impact (SOFI) – Technology Innovation Agency

The Scale Out for Impact (SOFI) programme aims to build partnerships between innovative UK small and medium enterprises and suitable South African innovators or enterprises, with the aim of co-creating new ventures based on inclusive business models for their products and services aimed at income poor consumers in townships and rural areas. The programme is a partnership between TIA, UK Innovate, the Newton Fund and the Black Business Council.


Impact Amplifier with the support of Google.org, has created the Africa Online Safety Fund to support innovative existing and new solutions to these challenges. While not exclusively focused, the Fund will be favouring solutions, which address women and children’s online safety specifically, as they are the most targeted communities in this regard

Link: Africa Online Safety Funding Application

App of the Year

Link: Home – The MTN Business App of the Year

The MTN App of the Year Awards is a champion of app development in South Africa; celebrating local talent and out-of-the-box thinkers that drive disruption and change.

App of the Year has entrenched itself as the premier app development competition in the country, and we’ve come a long way since our inaugural event in 2012, thanks to the amazing calibre of entrants – some of whom have become household names – and our partners, whose support makes the magic happen year on year.

Bpifrance Challenge

Bpifrance is looking for African startups that want to expand to France and Europe. Those startups are looking to raise funds, between €1 and €3 million, to finance that expansion.

Link: AfricArena

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