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ITC NTF V x VivaTech Challenge 2022 for young entrepreneurs in Africa

ITC NTF V x VivaTech Challenge 2022| The ITC NTF V challenge is looking for African startups facilitating access to smartphones and smart feature phones through device financing models. This international event is a gathering of the world’s brightest minds, talents, and products and is a celebration of today’s innovations and tomorrow’s possibilities for everyone who believes in the power of technology to transform business and society. Read through.

The International Trade Centre is the joint multilateral agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation fully dedicated to support the internationalisation of SMEs. VivaTech is the world’s rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation!
  • ITC project NTF V aims to support digital entrepreneurs and tech startups in sub-Saharan Africa go international – with online and onsite training, advisory and coaching focused on building digital and business skills with a focus on regional & international business generation and investment promotion.
  • Expanding trade opportunities with the aim of fostering sustainable development. Its main focus is to facilitate SME & startup success in international business.


  • Attend VivaTech 2022: Free flight tickets  and passes
  • Get $5000 cash prize
  • Connection to the entrepreneurial tech ecosystem in the African country your challenge covers and beyond
  • Linkages with VCs and industry players from our network

Expected Solutions can vary from but are not limited to:

  • Bi and tripartite partnership models to finance smartphones
  • Digitized smartphone loans/instalment schemes
  •  Mobile phone lending against services (ride hailing, etc)
  •  Buy Now Pay Later models

Mobile financing plan, credit, BNPL, Mobile devices lending


  • Formally registered African digital startup working in the African market, revenues a plus, with track record in smartphone financing
  • Well defined and big market size
  • Strong team with complementary skills and strong managerial and operational experience
  • Scalable solution
  • Viable and innovative business model

How To Apply

VivaTech is dedicated to the growth of startups, hosting more than 13 000 of them and enable them to present their innovation on the market. interested person Click here to apply

Application Deadline:

  • 5 APRIL : Challenge Opening
  • 30 APRIL: Challenge Closing
  • 16 MAY: Application Results
  • 15-18 JUNE: Viva Technology
 For more detail; Visit ITC NTF V x VivaTech

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