Shell Foundation/Seedstars Energy, Mobility And Agriculture Innovation Program

Innovation Program

Seedstars and Shell Foundation are now calling for applications for the Energy, Mobility, and Agriculture Innovation Program. This is a program tailored towards finding innovative solutions to support lower-income communities in Africa.  

Do you have what it takes to boost your impact on African communities, and make agriculture, mobility, and energy industries more sustainable? Apply now, your ideas can create a change.

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About The Innovation Program

Seedstars and Shell Foundation have joined forces to look for sustainable, scalable, and innovative solutions towards access to energy, sustainable agriculture, and mobility.

The objective is to support, catalyse, and train early-stage (seed) tech startups. It is for those addressing challenges related to access to energy (household energy, energy for business, energy nexus), sustainable agriculture (value chain innovations improving access to finance, technology, market, or knowledge), or sustainable mobility (safe rural and last-mile mobility for people and goods) in Africa.

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Application Criteria

To apply, you must meet the following criteria;

  1. Your startup must have an existing solution with less than 4 years of existence
  2. Must act within the following sectors: Mobility, Transportation, Energy, & Agriculture
  3. Must be an early-stage startup (seed stage with an MVP – Minimum Viable Product)
  4. You must have operations based in Africa
  5. Must show initial traction and/or be generating revenue
  6. You must have raised less than $1M USD in investment to date.

See Also: IREX Community Engagement Exchange (CEE) Program For Young Innovators


If you are among the selected Startups, you will receive access to a 3-month investment-readiness program that includes;

  1. Investment-readiness training
  2. Group mentoring based on sector
  3. One-on-One mentoring with a dedicated expert that has been selected based on individual startup needs
  4. Identification by the Shell Foundation for potential funding opportunities
  5. Leverage of the human resources and knowledge available within the pro-bono network of the Shell Foundation

See Also: Sankalp Africa Awards 2021 For Outstanding Entrepreneurs

Innovation Program Timeline

  1. 19 November 2020 – Launch of Open Call
  2. 20 December 2020 – Close of applications
  3. January 2021 – Announcement of selected startups
  4. Feb – April 2021 – Investment Readiness Program

See Also: FG/TiimAfrica Project Grow 100 For Nigerians ($5,000 Grant)

The deadline for the Seedstars/Shell Foundation Energy, Mobility and Agriculture Innovation Program is December 20, 2020. Can your innovative ideas change the world? Apply here; https://shellfoundationinnovationchallenge.seedstars.com/

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