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Bpifrance Challenge

Bpifrance Challenge: an opportunity for African startups to expand to Europe

The Bpifrance Challenge has opened 2020 applications for African startups looking to expand to France and Europe. The challenge is for startups looking to raise funds, between €1 and €3 million, to finance their expansion.

The requirements are to have either small ongoing operations in France and/or Europe or to have some tangible actions done to prepare this expansion (partnerships secured, letters of intent from customers.)

Click here to apply 

FULL DESCRIPTION: 

The Bpifrance Challenge has opened 2020 applications for African startups looking to expand to France and Europe. The challenge is for startups looking to raise funds, between €1 and €3 million, to finance their expansion.

The requirements are to have either small ongoing operations in France and/or Europe or to have some tangible actions done to prepare this expansion (partnerships secured, letters of intent from customers.)

Requirements for the Bpifrance Challenge

a.) GEOGRAPHIC AREA

     (i) Startups must be based or mainly operating in Africa.

b.) MATURITY CRITERIA

      (ii) Less than 8 years of existence: Seed /// Series A /// Series B

c.) SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

      (i )(Required) Pitch deck: 12 slides max (pdf, ppt) – max 50mo

Prizes & Rewards

The three finalists will pitch in front of an international crowd composed of investors, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and other innovation enablers.

For more information or to apply for this challenge, click here