2020 African App LaunchPad Cup for African Startups on App and Game Development

Deadline: November 22, 2020.

The President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, announced the African App Launchpad initiative within the closing ceremony of the World Youth Forum (WYF) 2018 on Nov 6, 2018 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

The African App Launchpad (AAL) initiative is an Africa-wide platform aiming to build capacity of Youth from Egypt and other African States and foster establishment of sustainable startups in the area of the advanced ever-changing app and game technologies.


GAME DEVELOPMENT: Join this track if your startup team is working on game development, VR, or AR applications.

APP DEVELOPMENT: Join this track if your startup team is working on specific App development using any technology. (Mobile, Cloud, Web, IOT, AI, .. etc)


  • Eligible Africa Countries:
    • Egypt, Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, The Gambia, Nigeria, Togo and Uganda.
  • Apply as Teams or Startups up to 2 Years Old
  • Team Size not Less than 2 Members
  • A Working Prototype at least is a Must


  1. $72K Total Cash Prizes for Winners
  2. Business planning training by GrindStone
  3. Acceleration Program by Microsoft through THINKROOM
  4. Access to VCs for top winning startups



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