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African drone business challenge finalists announced

March 2020 News

The African Drone Forum has announced the finalists of the first African Drone Business Challenge, a business plan competition for African entrepreneurs to uncover new commercial use cases for drone applications that demonstrate a high potential for local impact. The 10 finalists are: Drone Era (Benin), Africa Bees (DRC), Kenya Flying Labs (Kenya), MicroMek (Malawi), Global Air Drone Academy (Nigeria/USA), Upshore Robotics (Nigeria), Integrated Aerial Systems (South Africa), Jembe Kilimo (Tanzania), JCKEG Solutions (Zambia), and Alley Capital Group (Zimbabwe).

Finalists were selected from a competitive pool of almost 150 submissions. Applicants were asked to provide business concepts that focused on leveraging drone technology to generate new business opportunities. Proposals were evaluated by a panel of local and international judges and scored based on factors including: potential for growth and sustainability, focus on using drones for social good, and the economic empowerment of African communities.




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