African Drone Business Challenge


African Drone Business Challenge

The African Drone Forum’s Business Challenge is the first Pan-African business plan competition designed exclusively for African entrepreneurs that have identified new and innovative business models enabled through drone technology and data.

The commercial use cases for drone applications can impact a broad array of sectors. At present, there are emerging applications in Africa related to healthcare delivery, land digitization, agriculture or livestock monitoring, disease surveillance, urbanization tracking, and flood impact assessment.

The objective of the African Drone Business Challenge is to promote drones as a catalyze for new business ventures and ultimately new frontier markets. As such, this Challenge does not focus on the development of new technologies, but rather on exploring sustainable and scalable solutions to important problems around mobility and data landscape.


To be eligible, you must:

  1. Be an African citizen or diaspora (consortiums led by African founder may apply)
  2. Propose business concepts that leverage drone technology or data and will operate within Africa
  3. Submit a complete business plan through the online portal before the deadline on Monday, 9th of December 2019 at 11:59 P.M. CAT
  4. Be available to attend the African Drone Forum in Kigali, Rwanda on 3-7 February 2020. ADF will cover travel expenses for selected finalists.

Participants can range from an individual entrepreneur or an early-stage startup to an innovation team within a small business, local and international consortium, corporation, or government that focuses on integrating drone services or applications into their business models.

Please note, you do not need to be a drone company to apply; submissions should focus on concepts, products, services, and customers for new business opportunities.

More information here 

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