Accelerator for African tech startups opens applications 

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The ASIP Accelerator Programme, a programme focused on early-stage disruptive African tech startups, has officially opened applications for its newest cohort.  

Applications close on 14 May 2021

Established by Telecel Group and powered by Startupbootcamp AfriTech, the programme aims to facilitate the growth and promotion of African tech startups in the fintech, insurtech, agritech, eCommerce, healthtech, and cleantech sector. 

According to reports, the above-mentioned industry tech startups are referred to as the Internet Economy and are estimated to reach 5.2% of gross domestic product by 2025. 

The ASIP Accelerator Programme

Ten applicants will be selected to take part in the prestigious three-month programme

The programme will provide participants with access to expert-led masterclasses covering a range of topics such as; scaling business fundamentals, fundraising, and more. 

In addition, the one-on-one premium mentorship provided by industry experts will further guide participating entrepreneurs to success along with a networking opportunity to connect with venture capitalists and angel investors from across the globe. 

Successful startups will receive €15,000 in cash and have access to over €500,000 in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, HubSpot, and SendGrid, amongst others.

Participants will continue to receive support after the programme has ended as they will become members of the Alumni Growth Programme, offering access to alumni-only events, deals, and more. 

Applications

The programme starts in July 2021 and applications are open until 14 May 2021. 

Applications can be completed online. 

ASIP Accelerator Programme

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