Fledge is an intense program of entrepreneurial education and mentorship, guiding entrepreneurs through the complex path from idea to revenues and profits.
Fledge9 is the ninth iteration of our award-winning accelerator program.We’re seeking the most impactful startups from around the world. We’ve worked with 20 African startups from 8 countries, and are eager to help more from around the continent.
Fledge graduates include BURN Manufacturing, East Africa Fruit, GreenChar, Geossy, African Chicken, Obamastove, and more, who combined have raised millions of dollars of investments and use that capital to improve the lives of millions of Africans.
Each invitee receives $20,000 in cash as invited to 10 weeks of intense training, surrounded by a flood of experienced mentors and impact investors.
|Application deadline||January 7, 2017|
|Program dates||April 10 - June 16, 2017|
|Location||Seattle, WA, United States|
|Targets||Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe|
|Sectors||Retail and wholesale, Agribusiness, Automotive, Banking, Clean technology, Computer hardware, Computer software, Construction, Creative, media and entertainment, Diversified services, E-commerce, Education, Electronics, Financial services, Food and beverage, Healthcare, Insurance, Internet, Leisure and travel, Manufacturing, Mobile, Real estate, Renewable energy, Telecom, Transport and logistics, Utilities, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene|