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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.”

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Ghana to Host First Africa StartUp Cup

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African Startups Head to Ghana for maiden Africa StartUp Cup Ghana will host the First Annual Africa StartUp Cup April 28, 29 & 30, 2016. The announcement was made during a special ceremony at the close of the Ghana StartUp Cup Challenge Award Celebration. “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. 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”, said Sean Griffin, CEO and Founder of StartUp Cup.

The Africa StartUp Cup will bring together first place winners from local StartUp Cups around the globe. Currently there are 18 StartUp Cup Challenges organized in Africa. The first place winners from each local competition that holds their awards celebration prior to April 15, 2016 will be eligible to enter into the Africa StartUp Cup Challenge. The selected entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to travel to Ghana to present their business models to an international panel of judges comprised of local StartUp Cups throughout Africa.

Ghana was selected from a number of interested cities throughout Africa based on their commitment to developing a robust ecosystem where entrepreneurship growth is a priority and celebrated. The three-day program shall consist of StartUp Cup’s Summit on Africa’s Growth and economic progress, pitches, mentorship, as well as coaching and training for delegates of the program.

“We are extremely proud to have been selected to host the first Africa StartUp Cup”, said Emmanuel Nyame, The Director for Ghana StartUp Cup. “It is inspiring to see the growing impact of StartUp Cup on Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, including the ongoing support from community partners to feature entrepreneurship as a powerful path to sustained economic growth.”

About Startup Cup

StartUp Cup manages an international portfolio of entrepreneurial programs proven to grow entrepreneurs, jobs and enhance entrepreneurial ecosystems. StartUp Cup represents a global network of hyper-local accelerators featuring business model competitions in more than 60 countries. Our focus is on applying innovative technical skills by serving as global leaders in entrepreneurial job creation and the generation of investment-ready businesses.

Additional global initiatives include: WECREATE, whose mission is to grow a global network of Women’s Entrepreneurial Center of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment (WECREATE) Project is a physical entrepreneurial community center that can be replicated in any community. The WECREATE is a public-private partnership between the U.S. State Department and StartUp Cup.
For more information or enquiries, kindly contact: africa@startupcup.com