Take your business from startup to superstar
We help build and fund Africa’s high potential start-ups
$100k to kickstart your company’s growth
A transformative accelerator & Hands-on venture support
No board seat, fast decisions, no fees, lifetime access to our networks
Accelerator application FAQs
We accept applications on a rolling basis – so please feel free to apply at any time and someone from our team will be in touch with you. Our next accelerator kicks off on 20th November 2023 so to be considered for this please submit your application before 31st October 2023.
We receive thousands of applications each year, so please bear with us if we are a little slow getting back to you!
Got questions? Here are some helpful FAQs that we’ve collated from founders over the years.
Are non-profit organizations eligible for the accelerator programme?
Unfortunately not, we only work with for-profit organisations.
Can we apply with just an idea?
We prefer to see tech-oriented startups that have built a minimum viable product (MVP) and have some early traction. If you are at the idea stage, you should at least have validated market demand for the product or service. The validation can be in the form of sign-ups from users, a client waiting list that can be verified, offline purchases and other types of evidence confirming that customers are willing to pay for your product.
Should I apply again after being rejected?
Definitely yes! You are welcome to apply more than once if your company meet our eligibility criteria. Most of our successful founders make significant progress on their business, re-apply and get accepted to upcoming cohorts. It is advisable to check the reasons we sent for rejection and work on them before applying; this will give you a competitive edge over other applicants.
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Our commitment extends far beyond the First Cheque. We provide comprehensive funding options through co-investment, venture debt, and a follow-on fund.