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Youth Summit - Innovation Challenge

The Innovation Project
This is an exclusive platform being provided to innovative African youth in travel and tourism looking for funding, partnership and mentorship opportunities to present their projects to the global market place in order to find the required support for their progrmmes.
Objectives
  • To select top three most innovative projects and present to potential funders, partners and mentors
  • To allow parties interested in innovation to connect and do business
  • To create B2B match-making platform for young innovators

Challenge Criteria

  • The project promoter must be a citizen of African Union Member State
  • Promoter must be between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Entries must be submitted online
  • The project must show evidence of innovation
  • The project must be solving a challenge relating to Africa’s tourism industry
  • The project must be a sustainable and scalable business model
  • The project must show proof of authenticity. 

Shortlisting and Elevated Pitch

  • Challenge entries open on 10 May 2021
  • Awards and Challenge entries close on 25 June 2021.
  • Adjudicators will shortlist top 5 entries based on an approved scoring system on 29 June – 04 July 2021
  • Shortlisted project promoters will be informed by 9 July 2021
  • 360 minutes of Mentorship for elevator pitches from 12 July – 26 July 2021
  • Shortlisted projects promoters will make a 5-minute presentation at the Summit on 29 July 2021
  • Top 3 will be announced on 30 July 2021
  • Announcement of winners and runners-up will be announced  mid-November 2021 at the  2021 Tourism Leadership Forum & Awards in Kigali, Rwanda

Benefits to Winner and Runners-up

  • Mentorship, partnership, potential funding support and career opportunities
  • Part of an established network of Africa Youth in Tourism, Mentors and Innovators
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