The United Kingdom has released the Africa 2020 Entrepreneurial program. For more opportunities like this, click here.
About the Award: The UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport is launching a new International Tech Hub Network in 2020, in partnership with the British High Commission in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. The hubs are one pillar of a broader Digital Access Programme which aims to catalyze digital inclusion across Africa.
This is a fantastic opportunity for start-ups using technology to solve local issues, to participate in an exciting and intensive program in the UK to learn how to build their business to develop global solutions.
Eligibility: Applications are open to tech startups from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa who meet ALL of the following criteria:
1. Work in one of the following four verticals: AgriTech, FinTech, HealthTech or Clean Energy
2. Post-MVP stage, fully operating in market
3. Can demonstrate a clear business model with evidence of customer traction
4. Looking to raise their first round of funding
5. Can demonstrate clear social impact potential
6. Can demonstrate commitment to strengthen the local ecosystem by passing on learnings to other startups
7. Ambition to expand internationally in the future.
Value of Award:
- Travel costs, accommodations and most meals.
- Successful applicants will be sponsored to join a delegation of ambitious African start-ups to the UK for an immersive programme in March 2020.
- The programme will help companies to improve their business skills and capability, build links with the UK’s thriving tech sector and work with UK expertise to take their business to the next level.
Duration of Programme: Shortlisted participants notified by 7 February.
(South Africa) 25 February
(Nigeria) 26 February
(Kenya) 28 February
In-country masterclass series:
(South Africa) 4-6 March
(Nigeria) 10-12 March
(Kenya) 17-19 March
UK programme 23-27 March
How to Apply: