2021 ASIP Accelerator Program for African Startups

Deadline: May 14, 2021.

The ASIP Accelerator Program, powered by Startupbootcamp AfriTech, intends to start scouting within the next month and the corporate Founding Partners will help determine the key focus areas of the startup applicants. Corporate Partners are also invited to join the selection committee which determines the final 10 startups that participate in the 3-month ASIP Accelerator Program. This is a unique opportunity to bring startup innovation into your organization, and SBC AfriTech will help facilitate successful pilot projects with your organization.


  1. Voice Recognition/ Image Recognition
  2. Alternative Finance
  3. Health Wallets & Accessibility
  4. RegTech KYC
  5. AI & Machine Learning
  6. AgriTech Food Supply Chain
  7. IoT & Connectivity
  8. Cross-Border Payments
  9. Robotics
  10. Financial Inclusion
  11. HealthTech – Telemedicine
  12. Technology Stacks
  13. Cloud Computing


  1. They are looking for the next generation of African startups disrupting industry sectors including FinTech, InsureTech, AgriTech, eCommerce, Digital Health, and CleanTech.
  2. Company must have been duly registered
  3. Has customers using their product or service
  4. Generating revenue from the product or service


  1. 3-Month Program: An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses
  2. Masterclasses: Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals – from business model canvas, lean methodology to fundraising
  3. Corporate Partners: Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers
  4. Global Network: Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries
  5. Tailored Mentorship: Over 1000 carefully selected mentors who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions
  6. Coworking Space: Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic co-working space for the duration of the 3-month program (pandemic depending)
  7. Living Expenses: €15K in cash per team to cover living expenses during the program
  8. Perks & Discounts: More than €500K+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, HubSpot, SendGrid, and others
  9. Alumni Growth Program: Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni only events, deals and tailored introductions
  10. Industry Events: Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading Commerce conferences and events
  11. Investor Access: Meet the most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world
  12. Demo Day: A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees


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