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ASIP Accelerator Program 2021 for African Startups

ASIP Accelerator Program 2021 for African Startups


ShareTweetDeadline: May 14, 2021

Applications are open for the ASIP Accelerator Program 2021. They are looking for the next generation of African startups disrupting industry sectors including FinTech, InsureTech, AgriTech, IoT & Connectivity, Digital Health, and RegTech.

Backed by anchor partner Telecel Group, the program is ideal for startups with a mobile tech focus. Additional corporate partners are lining up to engage with startups through pilots and Proof of Concepts projects that can open the doors for longer-term commercial agreements.

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 remote accelerator concludes with an online Demo Day where startup founders pitch their disruptive solutions to a broad audience of media, investors, corporate partners, and industry stakeholders.

Focus Areas

They are looking for the next generation of African startups disrupting the following focus areas:

  • Voice Recognition/ Image Recognition
  • Alternative Finance
  • Health Wallets & Accessibility
  • RegTech KYC
  • AI & Machine Learning
  • AgriTech Food Supply Chain
  • IoT & Connectivity
  • Cross-Border Payments
  • Robotics
  • Financial Inclusion
  • HealthTech – Telemedicine
  • Technology Stacks
  • Cloud Computing


  • 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.
  • SBC AfriTech also invests EUR 15,000 in cash to each startup.


To be eligible for the program, your startup

  • Has to be formally incorporated;
  • Has at least 2 people working on the project and devoting at least 50% of their time to the project;
  • Has customers or clients using the products or services;
  • Is generating revenues from the products or services.


If you believe you could be their next rising star, apply now before the May 14 deadline.Click here to apply

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