Deadline: 15 August 2019
The French South African Tech Labs (FSAT Labs) is now open for applications which is an incubator and accelerator program for French and South African tech start-ups, based in Century City, Cape Town.
Based on the partnership between Seda (Small Enterprise Development Agency) and Methys, the FSAT Labs is a new service for entrepreneurs who desire to become powerful changemakers. It offers 400 sqm of incubation & acceleration space.
As an international structure, the FSAT Labs’ primary goal is to transform ideas and projects into sustainable businesses, able to grow internationally from their incubation (6 months) to their acceleration (up to 24 months). In line with their inclusion values, the FSAT incubation program is free.
Their team works to give applicants all the skills and material necessary to build their success: professional training (legal, marketing, accounting, oral presentation and many more), investors and sales pitch decks that really make applicants stand out, a robust business plan for applicant’s project, and a digital MVP (Minimum Viable Product) developed in-house.
In essence, FSAT Labs invests from R300 000 to R500 000 in kind in applicant’s startup!
Inspired by Lean Startup and Design Thinking approaches, they support each incubated project with an agile team that delivers customised services to streamline South African market entry, rapid expansion and operational success.
The FSAT Labs program is dedicated to digital innovation. They empower entrepreneurs with a special focus on black entrepreneurship and connect them to the international French Tech ecosystem.
Areas of Expertise
The incubated projects of the FSAT Labs adress 5 key focus areas reflecting the specialisation fields of its founding members: SMART city / SMART home / SMART commerce / SMART media / SMART education.
How does it work?
They select and mentor a new class of entrepreneurs. They support each incubated project with an agile team that delivers customized services based on Lean Startup and Design Thinking methodologies. During the 6-month program. The FSAT Labs team works intensively with the incubatees to get their project in the best possible state. The objective is to transform ideas into sustainable businesses that have the ability to scale internationally.
As an incubatee, applicants will have free access to their stimulating office space, benefit from individual weekly Coaching Sessions and participate in Workshops on specific topics, led by corporate experts from Amazon. Jumo and many others.
- Startup Services: The FSAT Labs offers a variety of services designed with their partners in order to develop the entrepreneurs businesses during the incubation and the acceleration phases.
- A Stimulating Environment: Located in the hearth of a booming area / Office space fully equipped / Regular events / A unique French & South African entrepreneurs network / An innovative ecosystem
- An Expertise Designed with Applicants: Mentoring & Coaching / Trainings, bootcamps & workshops / Networking / Easy access to the FSAT Labs partners and experts / Tech development by in-house developers
- A Range of Services for Applicant’s Business: Strategy services: business plan, competitive analysis, go-to-market / Marketing services: strategic partnerships, sales support, product development / Fundraising & equity
- Corporate Services: The FSAT Labs offers vivid coworking space and services designed with their partners in order to enhance the entrepreneurs businesses, encouraging exchange and synergies.
- Providing A Unique Space: Co-Working Space
- Fostering Innovative Thinking: Organisation of Learning Expeditions
- Developing Applicant’s Strengths: Open Inno Lab and outsourced incubation
- Boosting Applicant’s Business: Scouting / POC Support / SD, ED Consulting
They are looking for technology-oriented projects. but first and formost, motivated individuals willing to grow their ideas and become top-end entrepreneurs.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
For more information, please visit http://fsatlabs.co.za/