African Startup: Apply for Earthshot Prize ($1.2M)
Jan 17, 2023
Enrich Africa
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Good news for African startups, as you have been invited to apply for the Earthshot Prize, a worldwide environmental prize to find, accelerate, and scale ground-breaking ideas to repair and regenerate the planet, if you run a startup in Africa.

The Earthshot Prize conducts an annual global search for game-changing innovations. To see the process through to completion, a global network of more than 350 nominating people and organisations from 66 countries is charged with doing so.

The following categories can apply to the entry:

  • Protect and Restore Nature
  • Clean our Air
  • Revive our Oceans
  • Build a Waste-Free World
  • Fix our Climate

NB: They can be entered by African organizations, businesses, governments, and individuals who are carrying out scalable and significant work in this capacity.

Each year, the prize is given to five winners, who are each given a prize grant of US$1.2 million to expand their enterprises.

READ ALSO - 3 Nigerian Startups Added to Y Combinator W23 Batch

Three African organizations were chosen as finalists when the Earthshot Prize was first announced in 2021: Sanergy from Kenya, Reeddi Capsules from Nigeria, and Pole Pole Foundation from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

According to Imtiaz Patel, chairman of MultiChoice Group, the official African broadcast partner and a member of the Earthshot Prize Global Alliance, African innovators will have the opportunity to present their solutions on a stage, encourage other businesses to join the fight against climate change, and persuade governments to make addressing the issue a top priority on their national agendas by participating in this prestigious competition.

“We urge you to send in your nomination and be part of the solution if you have a meaningful intervention whose solution makes significant progress towards attaining any of the five Earthshots.”

How to Apply

Interested startups and parties can click here to enter their application. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 27, 2023.

Jan 17, 2023
Enrich Africa
2 minute(s) Read

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