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CHALLENGE #8 – SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

Brief

« BUILD A “AFRICA PROOF” ENERGY SOLUTION, PROVIDING LIGHTING & POWER THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF AFRICANS. WHETHER IT BE IN BUSINESS, INDUSTRIES OR COMMUNITIES. »

 


**What is Schneider Electric looking for?**


The challenge is to create a solution that is:

o Safe o

o Reliable o

o Sustainable o

o Efficient o

o Connected o

The solution needs to address either of the following AREAS:

o Smart Cities o

o Smart Utilities o

o Smart Businesses o

o Smart Industries o

AND // OR

o Access to Energy o

o Access to Education o


**Top 3 reasons why attend Africarena**


**The event will offer a unique platform for 50 of the very top African start ups to pitch on open innovation challenges and to investors**

**Given the variety of investors present from the VC, Angels and Private Equity community in African and Europe, it is an opportunity for startups to meet many potential investors**

**The event is a great networking opportunity the leaders of the African tech industry (incubators, entrepreneurs,) but also with key people in innovation positions in large international business**


**Submission & Selection Criteria**


No specific criteria or rules here, except geolocation – it must be a company operating in Southern Africa 🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦

If you have any trouble submitting your application – please send us an email at : contact@africarena2017.com

About Shneider Electric

Schneider Electric SE is a French multinational corporation that specialises in energy management and automation solutions, spanning hardware, software, and services.

Rewards

Tickets

The three selected startups will get:

  • Free VIP entrance to the event
  • Corporates & Investors Pitch

Pitch

All 3 startups will get the chance to pitch in front the investors at the event.

Investors/VC’s from all over Africa, Europe and the USA will attend at the event.

Give your startups a financial boost to break the market.

Winners

All 3 startups will get the chance to pitch in front the investors at the event.

Investors/VC’s from all over Africa, Europe and the USA will attend at the event.

Give your startups a financial boost to break the market.

Selection Criteria

Geographic Area

For this challenge we will consider only:

Startups from operating in Southern Africa

Maturity Criteria

Only startups can participate in this challenge, meaning:

Innovative solution or service

Less than 5 years of existence

Early-stage // Seed-stage company

Submission Requirements

Required format:

Short video with 2 topics: Startup presentation / How do you solve the problem? (mpg, mpeg, mp4, mov) – You can also share us a “Wetransfer” link or a Youtube video

Deck pitch: 8 slides max (ppt, pdf)

Last day of submission: 2nd of November 2017 – 12 midnight

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