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Challenge #1 – Air France


Evolve the new Pan-African payment methods to the customer’s needs

Offer new innovative/complimentary payment methods for credit payments for flight bookings (considering that the amount could be significant in this industry)



You need to pay attention to the Pan-African transversal tenders, and how you would apply the solution in both B2B & B2C markets


AirFrance needs

Identify platforms who can offer one/several payment solutions

Identify the payment solutions for different client profiles

About AirFrance

Air France is a leading global player in its three main areas of activity: passenger transport, cargo transport and aircraft maintenance. From its hubs at Paris-Orly and Paris-Charles de Gaulle airports, the airline operates flights to more than 320 destinations and 118 countries.

Air France is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, alongside Korean Air, Aeromexico and Delta. With the North American airline, Air France has also set up a joint venture dedicated to the joint operation of several hundred transatlantic flights every day.


Top 3

The three selected startups will get:

  • Free entrance to the event
  • Two nights accommodation
  •  Travel allowance (at departure)

This reward is available for only one representative of each company.

Investors' 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.


A Proof of Concept (POC) will be launched for the winner of the Challenge, with AirFrance (and partners).

Great opportunity to work with a worldwide company and strengthen your solution.

Selection Criteria

Geographic Criteria

For this challenge we will consider (only):

Startups from France

English-speaking startups from Africa

French-speaking startups from Africa

Maturity Criteria

Only startups can participate in this challenge, meaning:

Innovative solution or service

Less than 5 years of existence

Early-stage company looking for funds

Submission Rules

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: Sunday 10th of September 2017 – 12 midnight

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