Scale-Up Accelerator

Accelerating Pre-Series A Startups Across East & West Africa


Microsoft has partnered with GreenHouse Labs to launch an acceleration program targeted at startups that are pre-series A looking to launch in new markets.

With this partnership, Microsoft aims to provide industry-based African pre-series A stage start-ups with access to new markets, technology infrastructure, technical skills, and funding opportunities to aggressively scale their solutions and leverage the knowledge and networks gained during the program. These startups must have validated their model and proven that their products are solving unique problems and are in high demand in the market.

This acceleration program will run for 8 weeks between 2nd May – 27th June 2022 and will feature a demo day session bringing global investors to meet the start-up founders.


The 8 weeks Accelerator is tailored to deliver sessions that are immensely positioned at the massive scale of participating start-ups while also giving a strategic focus to raising their next funding round. Some of the program modules include:

  • Strategy & Growth.
  • Fundraising for Growth stage Companies.
  • Market Expansion & Operations.
  • Culture & Employee Benefits.
  • Marketing, PR, Communication, Sales, and Business Development.
  • Technical Workshops.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The startup must be based in East or West Africa.
  • Best suited for start-ups that are preparing to raise a series-A round.
  • Participants must be committed for the entire duration of the program.


April 27, 2022
OrganizerGreenHouse Capital
Targets Africa
Sectors Sector agnostic