Rebuilding Futures

Startup Competition 2017

This competition is now closed for applications. The three finalists will now pitch their business ideas at the international IGNITE conference (organised by SPARK). The winner will be selected by an expert jury and the attendees of IGNITE.

The startup competition offers the chance to win up to €10,000.00 to entrepreneurs in conflict-affected countries or a fragile states? 

The Young Advisory Group and SPARK have joined forces to support startups in fragile states. Finances are donated by renowned Dutch and international companies.


Pandora Hodge, Liberia

Pandora wants to open the first quality cinema in Liberia, Kriterion Monrovia,...
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Besan Abu-Joudeh, Palestine

Besan’s business BuildPalestine,  is a social enterprise, established in September 2016, with the aim...
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Noël Kombo N'guessan, Côte d'Ivoire

Noël’s business, LONO, will produce and sell affordable and highly efficient organic...
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For any questions regarding your application to the Rebuilding Futures: Business Competition 2017, please email:


To download the full criteria of the Rebuilding Futures: Startup Competition, click here.