The selected startups are 51 in number – 25 from East Africa, 15 from West Africa, 8 from Southern Africa and 3 from Northern Africa. You can click HERE to find out more on the startups.
They will compete in either the Family Justice Challenge, which seeks to promote solutions that empower and strengthen individuals and family units, or the SME Empowerment Challenge East & West Africa, which seeks to promote justice solutions that empower SMEs across Africa.
In preparation for the online voting period, which will commence on August 3 & end on the 15th, all the selected startups have been invited to perfect their online presence and appearance on the Innovating Justice website.
Votes cast and expert advice will determine which startups get selected for the semi-final round of the competition. The semi-finalists will pitch in front of an audience to make it to the finals.
The winners of the Family Justice Challenge will receive acceleration support and an investment of up to €80,000 (same as the SME Empowerment Challenge).
Aside the cash prizes, the winners of both challenges will receive the Innovating Justice Awards, expert advice, access to further funding, and will be connected to potential partners to accelerate their businesses.
The Justice Innovations 2016 is organized by HiiL Innovating Justice in partnership with Ford Foundation, Global Agenda Council on Justice and several others.