Application Deadline: DECEMBER 31st 2020
The NIW Innovation Challenge provides the opportunity for early-stage startups to get recognition and be rewarded as the Most Promising Startups of 2021. The NIW Innovation Challenge started in 2017 as the NIWStartups.
Listen to Adan Mohammed of Ecodudu on how participating in the Innovation Challenge has impacted his start up.
The Nairobi Innovation Challenge 2021 will be divided into five categories as shown below.
FOUR startups will be short-listed under each category, with all TWENTY making 5 minutes pitches at the NIW Startup Summit March 12th 2021.
This category focusses on any startups involved in the any aspect of the manufacturing sector from carrying out manufacturing activities to providing support to manufacturing enterprises
This category seeks startups involved anywhere along the value chain from farm to plate. These could especially focus on post-harvest losses, improved production, access to cheaper inputs, better storage facilities, and so on.
Participation in this category is limited only by your imagination. Housing ranges from the brick and mortar aspects, to financing models of construction and for ownership.
Are you a startup involved in any part of the health sector? If so this is your category. This includes software applications, health care products, health services, training in health, among others.
The last category is looking for all other startups that do not belong in any of the above categories, but are cross-cutting in that they could be in support all. These could include startups involved in FinTech, transport, the environment, energy, and so on.
JUDGES AWARDS FOR TOP STARTUP IN EACH CATEGORY
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