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TechGist’s list of latest opportunities for techies in Africa

Hi, Techies in Africa

We trust you’re having a great time. Here is a compilation of the latest opportunities in the tech space for you!

TikTok Africa Team is calling on early-stage startup founders to participate in its #PitchUpInTheSky campaign. Interested techies should make a creative 1-minute TikTok video pitch using the hashtag and a global panel of judges will select the three most impressive. The winner will receive US$10,000 and a 12-month long mentorship by Gritti Fund. Besides, the top three finalists will go skydiving and chilling in Dubai. Hurry now and apply before the 24th September deadline. Apply here.

Disrupt Africa and Africa Tech Summit Connects will host a virtual pitch event between 20th to 22nd October. It will give 15 startups the chance to present their solutions to investors, corporates, and other key personalities in the tech ecosystem. The application is open here until September 28th.

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Are you interested in creating tech solutions for the music industry? Co-Creation Hub in partnership with MusicTechSpace has launched the Music-Tech Innovation Challenge 2020. Interested startups are to develop solutions that cut across legal advisory for artists, digitization of label operations, artist management, and event management. The teams with the potential to scale could access funds at the end of the incubation program. Learn more here.

Still, in the music industry, Hissbox, a new streaming service in South Africa, has launched the Hissbox Diversity Film Fund. It aims to offer up to US$25k grants for the production of original TV series, feature films, and documentaries with great storylines. This grant is open to filmmakers from around the world, including all African countries. Visit the website for more information.

Application for the GSMA Innovation Fund for Assistive Tech is still ongoing. GSMA wants to provide up to US$325k grant funding for African and Asian startups addressing barriers to digital inclusion. Applications are open until 16th October. Learn more.

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