Apply Now for Burning Heroes Africa Startup Awards Contest 2024

The contest is a key aspect of the Burning Heroes Founders Association’s mission to provide equal access to global opportunities for talented startups. All of the association’s activities are collaborative and not-for-profit, aiming to connect entrepreneurs with investors, media, and experts. The first edition of the Burning Heroes Africa Startup Awards in 2023 highlighted the vibrant entrepreneurial landscape on the continent, featuring over 80 startups from across Africa.

Burning Heroes Africa Startup Awards Contest 2024
Burning Heroes Africa Startup Awards Contest 2024

A panel of esteemed judges from leading tech companies and venture capital firms like Meta, AWS, Flat6 Labs, Savant, Plug and Play, Katapult, and Starta VC carefully assessed and acknowledged 9 standout startups out of the 30 shortlisted.

The prizes, valued at an estimated $21,000, were distributed as promo codes and exclusive one-on-one meetings with these industry leaders.


The judging panel will use six main categories to determine prize winners.

  • Mobility & Prop-tech
  • Climate & Agri-tech
  • Fintech & Insur-tech
  • Space & emerging/Hi-tech
  • Al for good
  • Edtech/Civic tech


  • Winners will have the opportunity to receive media exposure, one-on-one advising sessions with expert Jury members, exclusive pricing and promotional codes from partners, direct access to venture capitalists, and membership benefits.

Eligibility Requirement

  • This opportunity is open to startups from Africa and the Middle East looking to expand internationally or identify a growth opportunity.

They invite:

  • Campus-based Startups.
  • Pre-Seed Startups with market
  • validation and product prototype.
  • Seed Startups.

How To Apply

To apply click here.

For more information, visit the official website of Burning Heroes Africa Startup Awards Contest.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2024.



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