To be eligible Startups must fulfill the following criteria:

Business sector
Your startup must offer a product or service for decentralized solar energy market in sub-Saharan Africa, such as:

  • Energy productiun or distribution
  • Storage systems
  • Energy solutions or services for example for health, education, water, sanitation, consumption, mobility, agriculture, mobility
  • Energy-efficient products and services
  • Financing solutions
  • Measuring and control systems

Type of product / service
Your business idea

  • is a development of a new product or service with MVP (not just an idea), or
  • an improvement of an existing product / service, or
  • you introduce with your startup a known product / service into new markets

Headquarters registered in sub-Saharan Africa

Majority of shares
African residents or Non-Africans living permanently in Africa

No branch or franchise of an international company

At least one of the founders already has at least 2 years of business experience

Company registered, first customers existing and/or pilot project realised

Age of product/service
max. 8 years

The company did not yet receive > 500k euros from investors