The UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport is launching a new International Tech Hub Network in 2019, in partnership with the British High Commission in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The hubs are one pillar of a broader Digital Access Programme which aims to catalyse digital inclusion across Africa.
The opportunity is now within your grasp as the UK’s International Tech Hub Network launches its search for Kenyan, Nigerian and South African Startups to join the country’s Go Global 2019 programme.
This is a fantastic opportunity for start-ups using technology to solve local issues, to participate in an exciting and intensive programme in the UK to learn how to build their business to develop global solutions.
Successful applicants will be sponsored to join a delegation of ambitious African start-ups to the UK for a 2-week immersive programme in March 2019.
The programme will help companies to improve their business skills and capability, build links with the UK’s thriving tech sector and work with UK expertise to take their business to the next level.
Application dates & deadlines
Application deadline: 30 January 2019 (12 pm)
Judging panels: 7 – 14 February 2019
Travel dates to the UK: 23 March – 4 April 2019
Note that startups will also need to be available for a preparation session in their home countries during the week commencing 4th March.
Find out more about the curriculum, application process and attending the workshops in this guidance.