Startup Bootcamp Afritech has announced a call for applications into its ASIP accelerator program for African startups. “We are looking for the next generation of African startups disrupting industry sectors including FinTech, InsureTech, AgriTech, e-Commerce, Digital Health, and CleanTech,” an official statement from the company read.
The ASIP accelerator program is open to startups from all 54 African countries and will see the selected startups enjoy benefits valued at €500,000.
According to SBC, the top 10 startups that will be selected for the accelerator program will get credits for services such as amazon web services, Hubspot, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud, SendGrid, Legalzoom, Intercom, Quickbooks, and other essential enterprise software. Additionally, SBC will invest a cash prize of €15,000 in the 10 selected startups.
The ASIP Accelerator program for 2021 will be focusing on the following areas:
- Voice Recognition/Image Recognition
- Alternative Finance
- Health Wallets and Accessibility
- Registration Technology
- AI and Machine Learning
- Agritech and Food Supply Chain
- IoT and Connectivity
- Cross-Border Payments
- Financial Inclusion
- HealthTech and Telemedicine
- Technology Stacks
- Cloud Computing
Why Join The Program
You will get a tailored mentorship for the duration of the three months accelerator program. You will get access to over 1000 experienced mentors during the program.
You will attend masterclasses that cover all aspects of scaling your business and taking it to the next level. You will learn about developing a stong business model, fundraising, and the lean methodology.
Access to Global Network
SBC promises that you will get access to a global network of mentors, partners, industry experts and alumni if you are selected as one of the 10 startups for the accelerator program.
3 Months Intensive Coaching
The 10 startups selected for the accelerator program will undergo a three-month intensive training on how they can scale their technology-focused business.
Connection to Corporate Partners
Startups selected for the ASIP accelerator program will enjoy access to SBC’s corporate partners from all over the world.
Allowance for Living Expenses During The Program
SBC promises to give all participating startups an allowance of €15K in cash per team to cover living expenses for the duration of the accelerator program.
As one of the 10 startups selected for the ASIP accelerator program, SBC gives you access to its network of early startup investors. If your idea is strong enough, you might get additional funding from the investors.
Access to Industry Events
You will get exclusive access to industry events including leading business and commerce conferences and events.
Perks and Discounts
As a participant in the ASIP accelerator program, you also get some perks and discounts. Worthy of mention is the fact that you get free credits for top enterprise apps that will make your business operate more smoothly.
Alumni Growth Program
Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni only events, deals and tailored introductions.
How To Apply
To apply for the program, kindly click on this link to visit the application page.
Applications for the ASIP accelerator program will close on May 14, 2021.
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