Startup of the Year Award international innovative competition 2018 for African Startups


Startup of the Year Award is an international innovative competition created by Bonjour idée with the support of 70 partners (major business groups, incubators, chambers of commerce, media, competitiveness clusters, influential blogs.

While shedding light on disruptive startups, this contest is meant to add value to the partners’ actions at the heart of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of innovation and startups, and put them in contact with innovative startups.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Company must be officially registered
  • Based in Africa to be named « African Startup of Year »
  • No geographical restriction for other awards
  • Company created after january 1st 2010
  • Your product or service must be innovative
  • You should have a running MVP or prototype


* 2 Jury awards
Named by Jury after Casablanca Pitches (see calendar)
* 10,000€ in Cash
* 10,000€ Visibility Pack ( website background with 100,000+ views, mention in press campain, banner in emailing)
* Integration into our partners’ business network
Named by Jury after Casablanca Pitches (see calendar)
* Visibility Pack With 50,000 views
* Integration into our partners’ business network


  • 2 October – 10 December 2017 : Online application
  • 27 November –22 December: Online voting
  • 24 January 2018 (Casablanca) Finalists pitches
  • 25 January 2018 (Casablanca) Awards Ceremony

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, kindly visit the link below

Click here to apply for the Startup of the Year Award 2017

Application Deadline: 10 December 2017

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Utibe Etim is a social entrepreneur, an IT expert and a business developer. He is committed to solving some of the biggest problems in entrepreneurship eco-system by support young entrepreneurs in identifying opportunities and resources to help them plan, start and grow their businesses. He is the founder of, a platform that focuses on promoting entrepreneurship as a viable career option and a solution to unemployment for young Nigerians and Africans which in turn create wealth and economic development. Utibe Etim develops business plans, feasibility studies, website development, social media marketing just to mention a few. He writes unique and inspiring articles and share tips on business and technology. You can connect with him on Facebook personal profile or Facebook Business page or Twitter: @Twitter or Phone: 07031542324 or or contact me on info(at) or utibeman(@)


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