Adanian Labs Venture Building Program

Call for startups


About the program

Adanian Labs distinguishes ourselves in the incubation process through our focused approach to provide advisory services to our startups, technology teams to build their solutions, support functions to build frameworks for structures and processes and fund raising.

Program benefits & timeline

The program will run for 12 months- housed at Adanian Labs locations in respective countries. with up to $120,000 worth of pre seed/seed funding.

  • Month 1: Pitching, selection, due diligence, planning, and onboarding
  • Month 2 & 3: Deep-dive in design thinking, tech architecture, training, team assignment, mentorship, and tech development.
  • Month 4 & 5: Your startups will go through a series of workshops and hands-on experience to do the following, MVP finalization, branding and marketing, validation, go to market strategies, and pitch readiness.
  • Month 6: Pitching to investors, ,marketing products and development, media appearances, partnership drive and formalization, and beta testing.
  • Month 7 & 8: Beta roll out, investor checklist, iterations, and marketing.
  • Month 9 & 10: Exhibitions, mentorship, and new markets pilots.
  • Month 11 & 12: Networking, certifications, media and PR, monitoring and evaluation, and scale planning.

Selection criteria

We are open to all Tech based start ups that offer solutions in any sector eg: FinTech, EduTech, AgriTech, HealthTech, EnviroTech, InsurTech, EnergyTech , Mobility, Smart city and others. You will have to relocate to where respective country hubs are for at least 1 year.

#1 Commercial viable solutions:
We invest in businesses whose concept is viable and has commercial value. There is demand to scale the solution across multi markets. The concept is unique and disruptive with ability to leverage off collaboration.

#2 Youth led/driven startups:
The potential to lead Africa towards economic and social prosperity lies in the youth of Africa. We invest in young people and invest in building their capacity to create wealth for themselves and their communities.

#3 Potential for exponential growth:
We aim to support businesses that will derive the most value from being Africa based but with scale-able potential into other markets. We gravitate towards businesses that have the potential for exponential growth.

#4 Impact driven solutions:
Impact is a key driver in our incubation. We believe in the power of technology to solve Africa and world challenges. Our startups are solving some of these challenges, creating tangible impact in their sectors.

#5 De-Risk-Able business models:
We get excited with solutions that have innovative business models that can be de-risked. Be a show off and show us how your solution’s revenue model is “essential”! We are flexible in mindset, meaning we can be very open minded.

#6 Entrepreneur’s attitude and mindset:
We love entrepreneurs who have a growth mindset! One who has what it takes to move from talk to action and is agile to adapt with various environments … our Adanian entrepreneur is resilient, persistent and hungry to change the world!


December 10, 2021
Program dates Jan 3 - Dec 10, 2022
OrganizerAdanian Labs
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Targets Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of, Zambia
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Construction and manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, ICT, Retail and wholesale