Pretoria-based TechTribe Accelerator (TTA) has announced that it has embarked on a roadshow in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to scout for 100 startups for a free investment readiness programme.
The online accelerator and virtual mentorship platform said in a statement last week that it held its first roadshow event in Lilongwe, Malawi on 24 September.
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The next roadshow event will be held at BongoHive in Zambia next Tuesday (22 October), followed by another at BuniHub in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania next Thursday (24 October).
Applications for TechTribe Accelerator’s free investment readiness programme will close on 15 November
TTA said information about other events in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa will be announced on Facebook and other social media channels.
The accelerator advised startups that will not be able to make it to the roadshow events to apply online, with applications for the free investment readiness programme set to close on 15 November.
TTA project manager Buntu Majaja pointed out how crucial the initiative is given the high costs of running a traditional accelerator as well as how acceleration services for tech-enabled ventures are not widely accessible outside of major centres.
TTA said it is building a pipeline of investment ready social entrepreneurs that can meet the growth impact and investment funds in Africa.
The accelerator is funded by the Southern African Innovation Support (SAIS2) Programme and involves collaboration between Impact Amplifier, MHub Malawi, SA Innovation Summit and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development’s Southern African Network for Biosciences (SANBio).
Featured image: Participants at the TechTribe Accelerator Malawi Roadshow (Facebook)