AWS Fintech Africa Accelerator

Accelerate your growth with our virtual, equity-free, startup accelerator!

About the program

The AWS FinTech Africa Accelerator is an online and equity-free 10-week program that leverages the best of Amazon’s infrastructure and partner network to support pre-seed and seed stage FinTech startups developing their projects in Africa and beyond in the following categories:

  • Open & Embedded Finance
  • Big Data & AIML
  • Blockchain & Decentralized Finance
  • FinTech-as-a-service
  • Financial inclusion & Sustainability
  • Other

Participation benefits

  • Up To $25K* in AWS Activate Credits
    Up to $25K to spend on AWS services, a free one-year AWS Business Support subscription for up to $5K and more!
    *AWS Activate Program rules must apply
  • Technology Fast-Track
    Tech resources, guidance and a community of peers. From technical deep dives to round tables on day-to-day CTO challenges
  • Funding Preparation
    Become funding-ready with hands-on workshops and concrete use cases and validate your strategy, pitch deck and storytelling
  • Alumni Community
    The community brings together all program members, including alumni founders for both CEOs and CTOs
  • Partner Offers & Special Discounts
    Access to credits, valuable discounts & offers from AWS Partners for accepted teams
  • Cloud Support
    1:1 meetings with AWS Solution Architects and access to product, regulatory & compliance, security specialists
  • Business Boost
    1:many sessions, workshops and 1:1 mentor meetings with subject-matter experts and advisors
  • Marketing & PR
    Media exposure and coverage for selected teams
  • Global Network
    Benefit from the extensive AWS network of industry leaders, technology experts, serial entrepreneurs, investors, startup organizations and advisors
  • Fundraising Support
    Fundraising tools & support along with access to wide network of global leading VC funds
  • Up To 90% Off
    Up to 90% off on HubSpot for eligible startup teams



For more details please refer to the Terms of Participation and Marketing Authorization and Release.


April 27, 2023
Organizer AWS Activate
Website Visit website
Targets Africa
Sectors Financial services, Fintech, Insurance