ITIDA, RiseUp announce African App Launchpad competition prizes worth $60,000

8 December 2019


Winners got a chance to join an accelerator programme and exhibition spaces at the RiseUp Summit 2019

Egypt, Cairo– December 7, 2019:The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), in collaboration with RiseUp Summit, announcedthe winners of the African App Launchpad Cup on Saturday, the last day of RiseUp Summit 2019, held at the American University in Cairo (AUC).

Agora, Bouita, Arcanium Studios, 247Medic, Find Me Football and Alkottab Game Studio received a total of $60,000 in cash prizes divided per each track -- gaming and application development tracks -- to help build and grow their businesses.

The selected startups were chosen from a group of 28 finalists who belong to more than nine countries from across Africa. For the gaming track, Agora from Egypt won the first prize, worth $15,000, while Alkottab Game Studio walked away with $10,000 for the second prize and Arcanium Studios came third, winning $5,000. For the application development track, Bouita from Algeria won the first prize of $15,000, while the second and the third prize were equally shared between Find Me Football from Egypt and 247Medic from Nigeria, winning $7,500 each.

ITIDA vice president, and TIEC Chairperson Hossam Othman said that all the competing ideas were innovative and across diverse industries such as health, sports, and tourism, adding that there were a lot of creative ideas from Nigeria, Algeria, and Egypt.

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