GSMA Innovation Fund 2021 Launched For African Startups And SMEs


June 10, 2021, 2:35 p.m.

Global System for Mobile Communications(GSMA) has announced support for startups and Small and Medium Enterprises in Africa, South or South East Asia through its innovation fund.

Successful projects for the GSMA Innovation Fund for Digital Urban Services will receive an equity-free grant of between £100,000 and £250,000 to scale their innovation over a 15- to 18-month period.

These startups should be leveraging digital technology to deliver urban services with socio-economic, commercial and environmental impact in the following sectors: Plastic and Waste Management, Water, Energy and Sanitation.

GSMA particular encourage female founders or persons with good women representation at all levels to apply. Also, individuals who proactively demonstrate their solution disproportionately and actively reach more female users are encouraged to apply. Finally, applicants who clearly understand the environmental and climatic impact of the operations and have proactively taken steps to set targets to reduce or systematically reduce the impacts can also apply.

Interested persons can apply here before July 2nd 2021.

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