Sankalp Africa Awards 2019

The Sankalp awards is a prestigious ceremony held annually that seeks to showcase innovative and successful companies within East Africa. The winners are not only recognized but they also get a chance to pitch before a delegation of more than 1000 stakeholders who include Investors, Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), multilaterals, cooperates and development practitioners. Sankalp Finalists are drawn from a pool of enterprises selected to receive Investment Readiness Support from I3N.

The award is looking for entrepreneurs that: 

  • Have a clear for-profit business model with high potential for scale
  • Are in the sectors of Agriculture, Financial services, Healthcare,Clean Energy, and livelihoods (Education, Water, and Sanitation)
  • Have already conducted some proof of concept or have a beta versiosn of their products running on the ground, and are preferably generating revenues
  • The solution should be clearly catering to rural, low-income, disadvantaged communities or people living at the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP)
  • Have an experienced and dedicated promoter team
  • Are looking for funding in the range of USD 100K - USD 1mn

Application deadline: 7 December 2018




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Capacity Building

Geographical Scope


Type of Cap Building

Business Development

Funding / Investment / CapBuild type

  • One-on-one Investment readiness preparation
  • Pitching in front of seasoned investors
  • Curated Match making with potential investors
  • Networking with pioneers and transformers in business in East Africa 
  • Networking with other entrepreneurs
  • Hand-holding through the fundraising process
  • two free tickets to Sankap

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