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ENGIE

ENGIE is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services.

In response to the urgency of climate change, the ambition of ENGIE is to become the world leader in the zero-carbon transition “as a service” for its customers, in particular global companies and local authorities.

ENGIE rely on its key activities (renewable energy, gas, services) to offer competitive turnkey solutions.

Brief

A key challenge facing rural and urban communities that they lack affordable, safe and sustainable resources to cook food.

ENGIE is looking for African tech start-ups to partner with and support.

Expectation

CLEAN COOKING – AN ENERGY SOLUTION

1. A solution that is electric and or LPG

2. A solution suitable for an off-grid market + also applicable to urban & suburban market

3. A solution that is safe and easy to use

4. Environmentally friendly (no charcoal or carbon-emitting substances)

5. A solution that utilizes: IoT / business intelligence / software. Perhaps use of an app. This software element is important for data capturing and data analysis.

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6. Hardware solution (MVP is enough – as long as there is a working prototype that demonstrates functionality)

7. Integrated payment (if needed)

8. Reasonable production costs & affordable sale prices

Submission Requirements

GEOGRAPHIC AREA

This challenge accepts applying start-ups that are incorporated and operating from ANY African country.

MATURITY CRITERIA

The level of maturity of the project must be:

1. Innovative solution or service

2. Less than 5 years of existence

3. Early-stage // Seed-stage company

4. A minimal viable product to prove functionality of solution

Required format:

1. Short video with 2 topics: Startup presentation / How do you solve the problem? (mpg, mpeg, mp4, mov) MAX 50 Megabyte – You can also share us a “Wetransfer” link or a Youtube video

2. Deck pitch: 8 slides max (ppt, pdf) – MAX 50 Megabytes

Last day of submission: 1st September 2019 – 12 midnight (GMT +2)

20 start-ups will be shortlisted from the applications – of which 3 will be selected to showcase at AfricArena Summit 2019 – 1 WINNER chosen by ENGIE.

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Prizes & Rewards

NETWORK

*For the 3 selected startups*

1. Return flights and accomodation in Cape Town – to showcase at the AfricArena Summit 2019!

2. Meet and greet with the “who’s who” of the African tech scene, at the AfricArena Summit this year. A great opportunity for exposure to international investors, VCs, angels, corporates, and other high rise startups from across the continent.

WIN

*For the 1 WINNING start-up*

1. Return flights and accomodation in Cape Town – to showcase at the AfricArena Summit 2019!

2. VIVA Technology showcase in Paris next year (2020).

3. Depending on the maturity of the solution: help from ENGIE for funding a prototype development : the winner will receive 10 000 € to help to finance a prototype;

OR

a testing phase : the winner will be able to test the efficiency and viability of his solution in the relevant environment, within the ENGIE Africa business framework over a period of 6 months. Based on the results of the testing phase, the integration within the ENGIE Africa business portfolio and further co-development of the project.

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Location for the testing phase: 7 countries in Africa (South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Tanzania and Benin).

PITCH

*For the 3 selected startups*

1. Showcase at the grand stage for Africa’s tech future – the AfricArena Summit 2019! Taking place 11-12 November 2019. Location: Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town.

2. Showcase your innovative solution in front of international investors, VCs and corporates, who are looking for wolrd-class talent to partner with.

Click here to apply.

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