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6 YEARS OF EMPOWERING EARLY-STAGE TECH START-UPS IN AFRICA

6 YEARS OF EMPOWERING EARLY-STAGE TECH START-UPS IN AFRICA

Cohort 3 is currently ongoing, and we have paused reviewing applications.
In the meantime, you can apply for Cohort 1, 2023, and you will hear from us soon.
We run a world-class accelerator programme supporting Africa’s boldest innovators to scale homegrown solutions.
Our accelerator programme is designed to give you the funding and platform you need to take your company global.
We offer start-ups $50,000 USD in funding and a 3-month cohort program including personalised two-week consultation sessions with tailored support, in exchange for 10% equity. Our venture team works with our portfolio to accelerate growth, build capacity and unlock the next funding stages to help companies scale.

  • We work with early-stage technology creating or technology-enabled businesses
  • Our remit covers the whole of Africa, as long as you are living and working in a key market that we cover then we’d like to work with you
  • We will work with companies across many sectors and verticals. There are a few industry areas we don’t specialise in which are outlined in our FAQ’s
  • We recommend that you familiarise yourself with our FAQ’s as well as taking a look at the Application Form
  • Applications should take around 15 to 25 minutes, the more information you can provide upfront the better.
  • We recommend that you familiarise yourself with our FAQ’s as well as taking a look at the Application Form.
  • Applications should take around 15 to 25 minutes, the more information you can provide upfront the better.
  • Our expertise is early-stage tech companies, we ideally want companies that have built an MVP of their product or service, or are at the initial stages of scale
  • We require a couple of documents from you to support your application (i.e. investment deck, cap table, traction document, etc.) 
  • We are now a cohort-based accelerator – check the application page for details on the current intake.
  • Successful applicants will be contacted by a member of our team within 4-12 weeks.