Among the 730 applications received, 10 candidates (5 women and 5 men) distinguished themselves by their talent, creativity and ability to defend their ideas. The 10 winners of the pitch competition have been announced at NEXT, the innovation hub of the Cannes Film Festival Market
Beforehand, Digital Lab Africa’s selection committees chose the 30 finalists who competed in an online pitch competition: the « video pitches » of the 30 competitors are still available online on a dedicated platform (vote.digilabafrica.com) developed by Qwant, in partnership with Dailymotion Africa. This platform allowed Internet users to anonymously vote for their favorite pitch (from April, 26th to May,9th) for it to win DLA Audience Award.
Each of the 10 winning projects are awarded with:
– a 3,000EUR cash prize
– a tailored-made incubation programme to accelerate the project development, with the support of 2 mentors (one French mentor and one from Sub-Saharan Africa region), as well as residency period within digital hubs and participation in industry events in France and Sub-Saharan African countries.