Thomson Reuters, in partnership with Venture Capital For Africa (VC4A), has launched an initiative in 2016 to provide a platform for startups to partner as you grow startups into a lucrative business.

The ‘Africa Startups Challenge’ seeks to find the best new companies coming out of Africa. As a large continent made up of many emerging markets Africa is home to some exciting startups who are able to leverage new technology and new business models to leap-frog the current players. We want to know which startups are important and why.

Thomson Reuters aims to empower Africa’s success by providing government, financial, academic and business solutions that have helped move from aid-based economies to self-sustaining, knowledge-based economies for almost 150 years.

See the list of companies identified by the Africa Startups Challenge.