Details for Startupbootcamp (SBC) AfriTech’s global FastTrack Tour for 2019 has been confirmed and the search is on for top-performing disruptive startups seeking solutions for positive change in Africa. Impact Hub and SBC AfriTech will co-host the Accra FastTrack on 8 April 2019 where top-tier tech startups can meet with investors, mentors and corporate sponsors.
Applications for the Accra FastTrack close on 5 April – apply HERE.
Ghana – Startupbootcamp AfriTech is one of the most sought-after programmes for Africa-focused tech startups. In 2010, the Startupbootcamp programme was founded with a simple goal in mind: to support the world’s best innovators through all stages of growth. This led to the first-ever Africa-focused accelerator of its kind, namely Startupbootcamp AfriTech (SBC AfriTech), to launch in Cape Town in 2017.
“Through Startupbootcamp’s expansion to numerous countries in Europe, Asia and America, and now Africa, it’s clear that the accelerator movement has caught on quickly, showing a demand for ongoing support in a globally growing entrepreneurial community”, says Startupbootcamp founder and CEO, Philip Kiracofe.
In SBC AfriTech’s first two years, the twenty companies in the portfolio signed 52 pilots and commercial agreements with large corporations. In 2018, the programme was named the Top Accelerator on the continent by the Global Startup Awards.
Now, in its third consecutive year, SBC AfriTech is calling on high-growth startups in the tech industry to apply to a prestigious three-month programme to help companies scale in the global market – and they’re seeking Ghanaian talent!
FastTracks are informal events hosted all over the world. Its aim is for the SBC team, mentors and sponsors to have the opportunity to meet the most suitable early-stage companies interested in joining the 2019 programme.
“The SBC AfriTech FastTrack Tour for 2019 is an open canvas for forward-thinking startups to initiate a shift in traditional thinking while networking with hundreds of other innovative, like-minded people wanting to set new benchmarks in the African tech industry,” adds Nsovo Nkatingi, AfriTech programme director.
For the Accra FastTrack, the top ten startups to apply will receive instant feedback from a panel of industry mentors, be able to network with the SBC investment team and learn more about the SBC AfriTech.
The SBC AfriTech FastTrack Tour for 2019 will cover 19 events in 14 countries. Attending a FastTrack will boost your chances to join SBC AfriTech’s highly-acclaimed, intensive three-month programme with 20 percent.
To apply to the Accra FastTrack, please visit http://bit.ly/ftapply19
SBC AfriTech sees the potential of African startups to solve real-world problems with disruptive technology. As part of a global family of industry-focused accelerators, the team believes in the power of Africa.
In 2018, 20 percent of the applications received from Startupbootcamp’s global family of accelerators came from African-based startups. Over the past seven years, the United States lead with the highest number of funding applications submitted, followed by India, United Kingdom, Nigeria, South Africa, Italy and Mexico.
SBC AfriTech is focused on high-growth startups in Big Data, Dashboard & Predictive Analysis, Process Automation & Simulation, Machine Learning, Content Aggregation & Knowledge Management, Digital Customer Journey, HealthTech, Sensors, Health Data Analytics, IOT & Asset Tracking, Distributed Ledgers, Digital Identity Management & Authentication, FinTech for Financial Management & Financial Inclusion, P2P and Sharing Economy, On-Demand Pricing, Usage-Based Solutions, Smart Mobility & Open Transportation Networks, RetailTech, Augmented Reality, Computer Vision and Sensors.
The accelerator is anchored and endorsed by leading corporate sponsors, Old Mutual, RCS, BNP Paribas Personal Finance, Nedbank and PwC, that will support and grow the program and the selected startups. Leaders from these corporates will be present at the FastTrack events to engage and mentor applicants.
Global sponsors include Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Cisco, with service partners The Loudhailer, Brevity Law, Cloudworx, the Inner City Ideas Cartel and VC4A.
Interested startups can click here to find out more about the Accra FastTrack and submit their applications.