Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology alongside ITIDA have announced the launch of the African App Launchpad Cup (3rd edition) in cooperation with IBM and registration is open for early-stage startups and entrepreneurs to end-October.
The competition will be executed by the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center – an affiliate of ITIDA and an integral part of the “African App Launchpad” presidential initiative developing the skills and abilities of over 10,000 African youth in addition to providing support to 100 African startups in the field of digital applications and game development.
The competition has two tracks; application development and game development with prize money awards of up to $72,000 presented by MCIT. As the third and final edition of this competition, the event has successfully trained thousands of African youth in turn offering support to 75 startups drawn from 22 African countries.
This is part of the 2018 presidential initiative launched by Egypt President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship that in turn creates job opportunities while stimulating economic growth. The initiative also promotes rapprochement, cooperation, solidarity among African countries and the youth.
Globaltech giant IBM will help startup companies and next-generation developer communities gain access to a wide range of IBM innovations on Data & AI accompanied by IBM’s hybrid cloud strategy. This will inspire creative talents, differentiated solutions, and accelerate their time-to-market. IBM will also participate in the judging panel that identifies the best performing participants and presenting the winners with support services and technical consultation.
You can apply for AAL’s 3rd edition at this link https://bit.ly/3EFx8FK.