Applications Open for Africa’s Top 30 Tech Start-Ups Program!

Deadline: 7 October 2018

Applications are open for Africa’s Top 30 Tech Start-Ups Program that is an initiative by Accenture to identify the top tech start-ups on the continent.

The Program is looking for those start-ups founded by Africans, that are solving problems in business, government and civil society. They believe in championing start-ups, accelerating digital transformation, driving innovation and helping to unlock Africa’s abundance for all.

Benefits

Globally, new ecosystems of diverse players are forming to solve social and business problems. Some of the most pivotal players in these ecosystems are disruptive new digital and specialised technology solution providers—they offer cheaper and faster development times, innovative products and services, and new paths to market. As a Firestarter, applicants will:

  • Join the global Accenture Open Innovation network, membership to this network allows applicants tech product to be considered for other opportunities across the globe through Accenture.
  • Gain media exposure as one of Africa’s Top 30 Tech Start-ups.
  • Participate in an Accenture led corporate market access week in Johannesburg, where applicant will be exposed to pitching techniques, client co-creation sessions and speed dates.
  • Be invited to Accenture led client workshops to co-create and pitch with Accenture’s project teams.
  • Have the opportunity to house their tech innovation in the Accenture Liquid Studio in Johannesburg, where they host multiple corporate workshops per week.
  • Network with corporates and key stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the exclusive awards dinner in Johannesburg February 2019.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be an African start-up, founded by an African
    • Demonstrate innovation
    • Be a registered business
    • Be less than nine years old
  • They are looking for start-ups:
    • That are closing significant market gaps
    • Whose core businesses demonstrate innovation
    • That demonstrate exponential growth
    • Whose products or services are unconstrained by geography
    • The tech product must be market validated and at least have customers
    • The tech product must be piloted
    • Start-ups can be pre or post profit

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit Africa’s Top 30 Tech Start-Ups Program.

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