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Technology for Good Accelerator 2017

Safaricom Foundation T4G Accelerator
Application form
If your company is not already registered on this platform, apply as new venture
Name as registered.
Tell us what problem your company solves and why the business has potential. Be as brief and concise as possible.
Country, Sub-county, location where project will be executed.
Contact details of first contact person.
Contact details of second contact person
Provide your company registration details as registered.

Name, Role and Experience/Area of Expertise

What expertise and experience does your management team have? What makes your team the best people for executing this project? Does your team have the required technical capacity and competencies to deliver and sustain the product development? i.e technical lead. Does your team have the business and marketing capacity to take product to market. i.e lead business developer and marketer?

Brief overview and summary of your project idea

Your high level Pitch/Elevator Pitch. A summary of your business model (The problem you are solving, how you are solving it, how you are making money/achieving scale and sustainability, who your target users, customers are, how you will reach them, do you have any unfair advantage that is difficult for competitors to replicate, your key cost drivers and the activities/indicators of the business that you will measure. Tell us why your innovation and business is worth investing in).

Is there user/customer-problem fit?

What is/are the market need(s) being addressed ; Is there evidence- based on market research and or user/customer interviews.

single, clean, compelling message that states why you are different and worth buying

E.g. Clean affordable cook stoves for rural and low income households.

Market Potential

The potential number of beneficiaries (people to benefit from the innovation) to be reached by the innovation should be indicated. This should clearly provide a breakdown by gender/target group.

The potential social impact of the innovation.

The product has Kenyan people as the key focus. It articulates exactly what the changes will be in their lives and in the long term; the product must demonstrate a community gain.

The product clearly demonstrates unique innovation; how different to do address the problem. There is evidence mobile technology as a core driver of innovation.

How is mobile technology driving product and business innovation?

What is the business model and how does it support sustainability? Is it scalable and repeatable?

How does the product continues to operate and benefit Kenyans after the roll-out/completion of its development ? Do you have a clear business use/sustainability model with clarity on the usage of the product, payment and sustainability model?

How will you track and measure progress?

What important project indicators will you track and measure? How will you monitor progress in the course of development and implementation? Monitoring will ensure that any issues arising are identified in good time which improves efficiency as the development of the innovation moves along.n

Awareness and path to target users and customers. What relationships must be established with target users and customers? What other partners and stakeholders must you work with to reach your target market?

How will you reach your target users and customers? How will they get to know about your product and how to access it?

Key cost drivers.

What are the most important costs inherent in your business model? Which Key Resources are most expensive? Which Key Activities are most expensive?

Main sources of revenue and pricing

For what value are our customers really willing to pay?nFor what do they currently pay? How are they currently paying?nHow would they prefer to pay? How much does each Revenue Stream contribute to overall revenues?nn

Requested funding, usage and milestones to be delivered. Requested funding should not exceed KES. 5,000,000

How much funding do you need to implement your project and what will it be used for? What milestones will you achieve and how much will it cost?

key activities, objectives, actors and timelines.

What are the key project activities? What are the main objectives and how will they be accomplished? what will be done, who will do it and when will it be done?