ASIP is looking for the next generation of African startups disrupting industry sectors including AgriTech & Supply Chain, IoT & Connectivity, Machine Learning (Data Analytics), Cybersecurity, Clean Tech and RegTech.
About Startupbootcamp AfriTech:
Startupbootcamp AfriTech was launched in 2017 as the first multi corporate-backed pan-African startup accelerator. They run world-class accelerator programs, working with some of the most disruptive startups on the continent. They provide access to a global network of corporate partners, investors, and mentors.
About ASIP Accelerator Program:
Backed by anchor partner Telecel Group, ASIP Accelerator program is ideal for tech-oriented startups looking to scale through corporate and public sector partnerships. They scout, skill, and scale early-stage startups through intensive coaching and opportunities for pilots and Proof of Concept projects that subsequently open the doors for longer-term commercial agreements.
Additional partners to achieve this include the Government of Senegal, through DER/FJ, a youth and women empowerment structure set up by the President of the Republic of Senegal. With the help of DER/FJ, startups will gain public-sector knowledge and support which presents an opportunity to further scale their impact.
During the scouting period for the first cohort, they received a record 2200 applications and selected 11 Pan-African startups to participate in the inaugural ASIP Accelerator Program. The program began on July, 05th 2021, and participating startups had access to Startupbootcamp’s Accelerator Squared platform and other tools and networks that they needed to prove their concepts, scale their operations and in some cases, transform their business models.
All of this culminated in a hybrid Demo-day, which was held at the D-hub in Dakar, a space commissioned by the President of Senegal to support entrepreneurs throughout Senegal.
During the Covid pandemic, SBC launched Accelerator Squared as a fully online platform that enables startups to access the complete library of content, group workshops, 1:1 mentoring, collaborative sessions with Entrepreneurs in Residence, and invite-only discussion forums with founders from around the globe.
The Program takes a hybrid format and begins in Dakar, culminating in a physical Demo Day where startup founders pitch their disruptive solutions to a broad audience of media, investors, corporate partners, and industry stakeholders.
The 10 startups in the program will receive benefits valued at more than EUR 500,000, including credits from AWS, Google Cloud Services, Hubspot, and many more. ASIP Accelerator also invests EUR 15,000 cash in each startup.
Key Focus Areas:
- Clean Tech/Energy
- Health Wallets & Accessibility
- RegTech KYC
- AI & Machine Learning
- AgriTech Food Supply Chain
- IoT & Connectivity
- Fintech & Cross Border Payments
- Data Analytics
- Applications Open: Nov 15
- Application Close: Jan 28
- Selection Days: Mar 09-11
- Program Begins: Apr 11
- Demo Day: Jul 07
For more Information: Startupbootcamp Afritech