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GSMA opens third round of its Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund

The GSM Association (GSMA) has opened applications for Round 3 of the Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund.

GSMA announced the opening of applications for the sector-agnostic fund yesterday (12 March) in a statement on its website. Interested applicants have until 15 April to submit their pitches.

Successful applicants to GSMA’s Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund can get up £250 000 in funding

GSMA’s Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund provides selected startups working with mobile tech in Africa and Asia Pacific with up to £250 000 equity-free funding, technical assistance and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators to scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with socio-economic impact.

The fund’s startup portfolio currently consists of 24 startups, with the latest having been added late last month.

Read more: Meet the 8 African recipients of GSMA’s Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund