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African App Launchpad Cup 2022 for African Game/App Developers

Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology alongside ITIDA have announced the launch of the  African App Launchpad Cup (3rd edition) in cooperation with IBM and registration is open for early-stage startups and entrepreneurs to end-October.

The competition will be executed by the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center – an affiliate of ITIDA and an integral part of the “African App Launchpad” presidential initiative developing the skills and abilities of over 10,000 African youth in addition to providing support to 100 African startups in the field of digital applications and game development.

The competition has two tracks; application development and game development with prize money awards of up to $72,000 presented by MCIT. As the third and final edition of this competition, the event has successfully trained thousands of African youth in turn offering support to 75 startups drawn from 22 African countries.

Globaltech giant IBM will help startup companies and next-generation developer communities gain access to a wide range of IBM innovations on Data & AI accompanied by IBM’s hybrid cloud strategy. This will inspire creative talents, differentiated solutions, and accelerate their time-to-market.  IBM will also participate in the judging panel that identifies the best performing participants and presenting the winners with support services and technical consultation.

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About African App Launchpad

The President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, announced the African App Launchpad initiative within the closing ceremony of the World Youth Forum (WYF) 2018 on Nov 6, 2018 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The African App Launchpad (AAL) initiative is an Africa-wide platform aiming to build capacity of Youth from Egypt and other African States and foster establishment of sustainable startups in the area of the advanced ever-changing app and game technologies. AAL targets to build capacity of 10,000 young calibers and support the establishment of 100 startups in gaming and app development across... read more


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AAL Game/App Developers Contest


Aim and Benefits of AAL Game/App Developers Contest

  • $72k Total Cash Prizes for Winners
  • Business planning training by GrindStone
  • Acceleration Program by Microsoft through THINKROOM
  • Access to VCs for top winning startups

Requirements for AAL Game/App Developers Contest Qualification

  • Apply as Teams or Startups up to 2 Years Old
  • Team Size not Less than 2 Members
  • A Working Prototype at least is a Must

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Interview date, Process and Venue for AAL Game/App Developers Contest

The submitted applications as well as pitching will be judged on the 4 following areas

  1. Innovation Originality/Creativity
  2. Business Model
  3. Art and/or Design of the Game/App
  4. Team Competencies.

Application Deadline

October 31, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to African App Launchpad on techleaders.eg to apply

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