Africa-wide

Program

Entrepreneurship

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Details

Startupbootcamp AfriTech was launched in 2017 as the first multi corporate-backed pan-African startup accelerator. We run world class accelerator programmes, working with some of the most disruptive startups on the continent. 

We are looking for the next generation of African startups disrupting industry sectors including FinTech, InsureTech, AgriTech, eCommerce, Digital Health, and CleanTech. Backed by anchor partner Telecel Group, the program is ideal for startups with a mobile tech focus. Additional corporate partners are lining up to engage with startups through pilots and Proof of Concepts projects that can open the doors for longer term commercial agreements.

During the Covid pandemic, Startupbootcamp (SBC) launched Accelerator Squared as a fully online platform that enables startups to access the complete library of content, group workshops, 1:1 mentoring, collaborative sessions with Entrepreneurs in Residence, and invite-only discussion forums with founders from around the globe. The remote accelerator concludes with an online Demo Day where startup founders pitch their disruptive solutions to a broad audience of media, investors, corporate partners, and industry stakeholders.  

Criteria

  • African startups disrupting industry sectors including FinTech, InsureTech, AgriTech, eCommerce, Digital Health, and CleanTech
  • African startups with a mobile tech focus

Benefits

  • An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses
  • Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals - from business model canvas, lean methodology to fundraising
  • Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers
  • Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries
  • Over 1000 carefully selected mentors who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions
  • Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic co-working space for the duration of the 3-month program (pandemic depending)
  • €15K in cash per team to cover living expenses during the program
  • More than €500K+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, HubSpot, SendGrid, and others
  • Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni only events, deals and tailored introductions
  • Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading Commerce conferences and events
  • Meet the most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world
  • A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees


 

About Startupbootcamp

Startupbootcamp is a global network of industry focused accelerators. We take startups global by giving them direct access to an international network of the most relevant partners, investors, and mentors in their sector. Startupbootcamp started in 2010 and now operates globally with 20+ industry-focused programs in some of the greatest startup hubs including Amsterdam, San Francisco, London, Berlin.

We support early-stage tech founders to rapidly scale their companies by providing direct access to an international network of the most relevant mentors, partners, and investors in their industry. As each program focuses on an industry, we’re able to provide an unmatched level of support to the startups selected into our programs.