Cisco Innovation Challenge

The CISCO Innovation challenge aims to recognize early-stage business ideas that leverage technology for social impact with $1M USD in prize money.


The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) offers a pan-African network of post-graduate training opportunities for STEM disciplines.

African Innovation Foundation

The African Innovation Foundation aims to catalyze innovation in social policy, technology innovation, and entrepreneurship efforts in Africa.

African Innovation Challenge

The African Innovation Challenge is a competition sponsored by Johnson & Johnson that is aimed at advancing promising healthcare solutions throughout Africa.

African App Launchpad Cup

The African App Launchpad is a competition for young entrepreneurs building startups in app and game development.

Seedstar Mentorship Hub

Seedstars Mentorship Hub is a third-party service that matches startups and scaleups with subject matter experts.

Seedstar Academy

Seedstars Academy is a pre-acceleration program that supports startups in choosing their venture and offers training and networking resources.

Professor Ayodele Awojobi Design Competition - PAADC

PAADC is Nigeria's largest undergraduate design competition created to support social entrepreneurship.

National Effective Teaching Institute 3

NETI-3 is an online-focused workshop designed to help participants transition into an online teaching format while practicing inclusion and active learning.

MEST - Africa-wide technology entrepreneur training program

MEST is an Africa-wide non-profit training program designed for technology entrepreneurs. MEST provides training, funding, business, and networking support for their entrepreneurs to help lead the next generation of startups. | All Rights Reserved. Invention Education Toolkit, 2021.
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