Here is our weekly rundown of select business funding opportunities open in different parts of the world. These opportunities open doors for entrepreneurs and development professionals who are keen on gaining a competitive edge in their niche. They get to enjoy completely empowering new experiences and grow a valuable international network.


Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2017

Ecobank is challenging Africa’s new generation of entrepreneurs to find lasting solutions to the continent’s most pressing banking issues. Submit entries in one or more of our key areas of interest for your Chance to win up to $500,000 funding. Alongside the funding opportunity, Submitting an entry can help you access a host of other exciting benefits that could help catapult your startup towards success . . . read more

TEL-AVIV Start-Up Challenge 2017

TLV Start-Up Challenge is the largest global start-up competition in Israel that brings together the top startups, entrepreneurs, and VCs from all over the world. Hosted by Startau, the TLV Start-Up Challenge taking place at TAU Innovation Conference 2017. They are looking to find the most exciting start-ups in the world who offer disruptive and innovative solutions to the global marketplace in industries including Fintech, Energy, Cars, Cybersecurity, Media, Gaming, and IOT. Deadline: April 6th, 2017. . . read more

Idea Challenge by Imprezzio

Imprezzio (a global software provider) has experience working with businesses of all sizes, nurturing own ideas and partnering with startups. If one or more startups/ ideas have great potential and the jury will be convinced that the startup/ idea/s are worthy, we will invest according to the startup/ idea needs in any of the following – Logistics, Location, etc. You will not receive the money in hand, instead, we will support your startup/ idea with any resources in order to accelerate it and to make it grow . . . read more

Digify Africa Startup Bootcamp 2017

We are looking for young entrepreneurs between the age of 20 – 30 who have an established grind and want to take their start-up to the next level. Digify Pro Start Up is a FREE six-week boot camp that is designed not only to upgrade your hustle by using online tools but also, afford you the mentorship necessary to create your own formula to success. Deadline: 26th March, 2017 . . . read more

G-Startup Worldwide 2016-2017 Competition

G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find the most innovative, early stage startups, invest $1,000,000 in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world. Think you have what it takes? If you meet the startup eligibility requirements, apply to a regional competition for a chance to pitch onstage and win investment prizes. Apply at one of the competition location . . . read more

African Entrepreneurship Awards 2017 – BMCE Bank

The African Entrepreneurship Award offers $1 million to all eligible African entrepreneurs with an existing business or just an idea for one. The Award Journey is made up of 4 rounds of mentoring and starts by you taking a few minutes to submit an idea for Round 1. Once you hit the submit button, you begin a journey with real entrepreneurs who have been where you are today. Deadline: April 28, 2017 . . . read more

ROLEX Award for Enterprise

Applications for the 2018 Rolex Awards for Enterprise are now open. Five Rolex Awards will be offered to Young Leaders, between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, who have a ground-breaking proposal or initiative that will help to expand knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet. Applications must be broadly in the areas of the environment, applied science and technology, or exploration . . . read more

Enabling Entrepreneurs Initiative 2017 – Centum Foundation

Centum Foundation (based in kenya) has launched the Enabling Entrepreneurs Initiative provides innovative SMMEs and ideas with access to knowledge, capital, markets, and guidance.We identify and invest in ideas, start-up companies, and existing small businesses and leverage our resources to turn them into market leaders of tomorrow . . . read more

Global Giving Accelerator Program 2017 (for Non-Profits)

Any registered nonprofit (anywhere in the world!) is eligible to apply. We’ll support you as you reach out to your own networks, and tell your story in new and compelling ways. Donors can give in USD or GBP, helping you reach your supporters in the US, the UK, and beyond. We’ll also provide matching incentives for your donors, and bonus prizes for the most successful participants. Deadline: May 3, 2017 . . . read more

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