Mobile Challenge Africa is part of the largest mobile competition in the world, the Global Mobile Competition. A program endorsed and hosted by the Mobile World Capital annually, bringing young people from all around the world to compete on global platform.

For 2015, MCA is being official hosted by The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative at the Bandwidth Barn, Cape Town, South Africa, and will be open to registrations from startups in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.
All you need is a working proof of concept, or an early stage start up in the mobile, internet or technology space to be eligible to register.


You will send us a short (10-15 slides) presentation* on your startup at by 9th December 2015.

*PowerPoint presentation
Intro (4 – 5 slides) – to cover the need/problem you are solving, and the model
Marketing Strategy (2 – 3 slides) – about the market potential, the competition and the marketing plan
Basic Financials (2 slides) – to cover any capital requirements, and other relevant financials
Operations (2 – 3 slides) – the team and delivery model

Submissions will go through a selection process by judges, based on
a) innovativeness of the concept/startup
b) commercial viability
c) scalability
d) the team
The highest rating submissions will be invited to a regional event in South Africa – fully paid flight and stay – in January 2016.

During the event in South Africa, teams will pitch their ideas to a host of judges, who will rate them and the top THREE teams from the three countries will receive invitations to the Global Final at the 4FYN, Mobile World Capital, Barcelona February 22-26/2016, to compete in the Global Challenge with international teams, for the opportunity to win one week acceleration at one of Europe’s leading accelerators in Madrid, the IE Venture Lab.

Imtiaz Middle East founded in Dubai in 2009 is focused on program design and delivery in the areas of entrepreneurship development. Today Imtiaz is responsible three regional chapters under the Global Challenge empowering young entrepreneurs in the mobile sector.

IE Business School ranked #3 Business School in Europe by the Financial Times, IE is an international institution dedicated to educating business leaders through programs based on our core values of global focus, entrepreneurial spirit and a humanistic approach.

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