The MTBN Africa Innovation Acceleration Program aims to identify, support and fund the next generation of technology-enabled start-ups solving problems in African markets.
They support entrepreneurs with a strong purpose by connecting them to the brightest business minds in the industry. The program provides access to the African startup ecosystem, industry specialists, corporate partners, talent, capital, and coaching. They are interested in startups that are creating the future of Africa’s development story, using promising new technologies to make a positive impact.
MBTN Africa Innovation Accelerator are interested in startups that are creating the future of Africa’s development story, using promising new technologies to make a positive impact.
They are looking for founders with deep expertise and knowledge in one specific domain.
The program is open to businesses in any industry, however, you will be addressing a need in at least one African market, leveraging technology to tackle the specific problem you are trying to solve.
Training & Coaching:
We are an East African company founded by East Africans who are entrepreneurs themselves and we exist to unlock the potential of East Africa’s economies. We grow high-impact companies that have immense potential to contribute to the growth of East Africa’s emerging market economies. The entrepreneurs behind these businesses are creative minds and/or industry pioneers who observe the status quo, but envision something much better. They recognise the space for transformation and are not afraid to light the first match. They are makers, doers, and shakers. We work closely in partnership to support them to successfully create the world they imagine.
We see high-impact companies as catalysts in at least one of the following ways:
It is essential that all businesses that we work with are operated as “good businesses,” – driven by revenue growth and with the ability to create benefit for all the stakeholders – customers, employees, the community, suppliers and the environment – not just the owners.
We select 10-15 high potential companies to attend each of our 10-month programs and surround them with the knowledge, mentorship, tools, capital and connections they need to grow a successful business.
The name “Unreasonable” was inspired by a quote from George Bernard Shaw, a celebrated Irish playwright who won both a Nobel Prize in Literature and an Academy Award and co-founded of the London School of Economics.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in adapting the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
The entrepreneurs we work with look at the massive challenges we face as great opportunities, leveraging the power of business to combat them while meeting the needs of people and our planet. To do this, they must innovate new technologies, transform systems and pioneer new ways of thinking… This is why we call them unreasonable. Because we work with UNREASONABLE entrepreneurs in East Africa, we are called Unreasonable East Africa.