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Ismail Morsli ready for Africa Startup Cup

Ismail Morsli prepares for Africa Startup Cup

The Algeria Startup Cup took place on 19th November, 2015 at the School of Management, Computer Science and Commerce EGIC Ibn Sina, palms Oran.
The evaluation session started at 12am, with a session to prepare the 7 Start ups for their presentation before the jury. A coaching session was also held to fine tune their business models.

The selection criteria centered on the following:

  • Viability
  • Project feasibility (technical, legal, financial and commercial)
  • Consistency of the project leader’s profile with his project
  • Quality of the Business Model

After the Given the rules of Startup Algeria Cup competition.
After a comprehensive review of all the business models and a thorough debate among the Judges Mr. Ismail Morsli was adjudged the winner of Startup Cup Algeria 2015.

Mr Ismail Morsli is a Veterinary Doctor by profession and his project involves setting up a specialized livestock farm for the conservation and preservation of a breed of sheep in the region of El Bayadh, called the red race El Hamra or Daghma which is characterized by the quality of its meat, and food skills. The aim of his project is to preserve the disappearance of regeneration in ensuring the sustainability and sound management but also to meet the needs of the population in red meat.

Dezinee from Sudan ready for ASC Challenge

IMG_0479Dezinee (my design) is a crowd sourcing networking platform to bring together customers with creative people (designers, writers, photographers,..) in a competition based way for the customer to select the best choice.

Out of Sixteen finalists that were selected for Sudan StartUp Cup’s Build-A-Business workshop,  ​Mr. Muaz Kory, CEO of Dezinee surprised the judges with their unique business to solve  needs of artisans and creative people .

The Sudan StartUp Cup Challenge experienced a wide range of applications. From apps for linking recruiters with job hunters, training centers for housewives, online shop for custom made accessories and crowd funding platforms.

The mentors/judges were highly commended for quickly guiding the teams through the Business Model Score Card with the help of the Startup Cook-book guide. They also evaluated all the teams one by one & rated them based on their performance, unique selling proposition, among other criteria.

After the workshop the mentors/judges elaborated & discussed their team ratings & choose the winner of Startup Cup Sudan.

We wish Dezinee all the best in the Africa StartUp Cup.

Uganda’s Airsave competes in Africa StartUp Cup Challenge

air-save-ugandaAirsave’s CEO, Ddamulira Henry was recently announced winner of the Uganda StartUp Cup Challenge.

Airsave,  a secure Digital Mobile saving solution for all Mobile phone users ensures digital mobile saving account on your phone helps users save instantly.

The system is designed with flexibility in saving period ranging from 1 months, 2 months, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months to allow all customers achieve there saving gaols e.g saving Children’s school fees, raising businiess capital, wedding, introduction, building etc.

Incorporated in 2013 to provide a digital saving solution, Empower community members on how to improve the poor methods of saving and investment, improve there saving culture, reaching the unbanked and bridging the gap between the banks and communities using a mobile phone

Airsave partners imclude EFC BANK, AIRTEL, MTN, LIPA MOBILE and PLAID TECHNOLOGIES LLC (USA) to promote and improve the saving culture of communities across Africa using technology, infrastructure and resources.

http://airsaveuganda.com

Africa StartUps Head to Ghana for Maiden Africa StartUp Cup

Originally appeared in Disrupt AfricaAfrica StartUp Cup logo 02.29.16

The maiden edition of the Africa StartUp Cup will take place in Ghana on April 28-30, bringing together winners of local competitions to pitch for the chance to compete at the World StartUp Cup.

Winners from the 18 local StartUp Cups around Africa are eligible to travel to Ghana to present their business models to an international panel of judges comprised of local StartUp Cups throughout Africa.

Three overall winners will go on to compete in the World StartUp Cup in Silicon Valley for investment, mentoring and coaching packages.

“The Africa StartUp Cup is an extraordinary event designed to showcase and celebrate entrepreneurs from every conceivable industry, and in the process shine a global light on the power of Africa entrepreneurs and startups to improve lives,” said Sean Griffin, chief executive officer (CEO) and founder of StartUp Cup.

“Ghana was one of the first StartUp Cups ever to be held outside the United States, and it is especially fitting that they are now hosting the first annual Africa StartUp Cup.”

Read full story here.