The synergy between both bodies is brought about by their common goal to help startups get to market, become profitable and turn out investment worthy. The synergy however appears to end here, as the startups would pitch their ideas before separate judges attached to the individual bodies.
Startups under the CAN’s #YouCAN competition stand a chance of getting a total cash prize of 1 million FCFA, and the Best Overall Project under #YouCAN will receive 500,000 FCFA. Startups applying to Activation Bootcamp are competing for entry into its accelerator program, which is valued at 4.6 million FCFA.
Applications for Activation Bootcamp are currently open and will close the 19th of January. Entries into CAN’s #YouCAN are already closed.
According to the event organisers, “a startup can participate in one or both pitch competitions if they have applied to both and have been shortlisted by both competitions”.
The startup pitch event will hold on 31st January 2015.