GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator – Innovation Fund

Fostering partnerships between mobile operators and start-ups

he GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund provides selected start-ups in Africa and Asia with grant funding, technical assistance, and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact.

Apply here by 16 July 2017

Round 2 of the Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund opened on 1 June 2017 and all pitches are due by 16 July 2017 at 11.59pm GMT.

For the second round, the Fund will be supporting start-ups operating in the Sharing Economy, and/or developing services for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

For more details, please watch our video, and refer to our Terms & Conditions. For any further questions, please contact

Curious about the start-ups that have been successful in the past? In April 2017 we announced our first round of start-ups. Read our blog post to find out more.

GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator – Innovation Fund

GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator – Innovation Fund


July 16, 2017
Program dates Aug 1 - Dec 31, 2017
Organizer GSMA
Website Visit website
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, 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, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sectors EdTech, HealthTech, Mobile