Start-ups in Africa and the Middle East: take part in our MEA Seed Challenge!


This competition, organised by Orange Ventures, gives entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East an opportunity to develop their small business.

The Orange Ventures MEA Seed Challenge (opens in a new window) is open to start-ups in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia. To take part, your business must be tech driven, in the seed phase and offer strong growth potential. Applications (opens in a new window) are open until 19 July 202.

And for the winners…

Orange Ventures will be investing €500,000 in up to seven start-ups, each benefitting from between €50,000 and €150,000. Winners will be announced in September. In addition to €150,000, the top prizewinner will receive 3-months of support from our challenge partner Seedstars.

Investing and supporting entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East is key to the continent’s development. It is an important focus for Orange as we wish to accelerate our ability to collaborate with innovative businesses within the tech ecosystem