Deep Dive Africa

Connect with Africa's next big startups


Dec 5
Impact Hub AfricaInnovation Hub
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Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda
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Are you a startup looking to expand your network and meet investors interested in the fast-growing markets of Africa? Impact Hubs Accra, Lagos and Kigali, with GrowthAfrica and our partner, Make-IT in Africa, are putting together Deep Dive Africa for you.

Deep Dive Africa, an initiative by Impact Hub and the Growth Africa Foundation, is back for the second year of connecting early-stage investors and African startups. The program is funded by Make-IT in Africa, a project implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

This year’s edition of Deep Dive Africa focuses on four locations, Accra, Nigeria, Kigall, and Nairobi. Investors will enjoy a tour of the startup ecosystem in each of these cities. A final 3-day virtual event, where investors and startups will connect, takes place from 23 to 25 February 2022.

Purpose of the program

The Deep Dive Africa program aims to connect 40 investment-ready startups from Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Kenya (10 per country) to investors from across the globe. During its first successful edition in 2019, startups from Accra & Lagos raised a total of $500k investment as a result of their participation in Deep Dive Africa.
Deep Dive Africa ll will once again take investors on an immersion of the startup ecosystem across the four countries and provide support to selected startups in getting ready to pitch to investors.

This edition will have virtual one-on-one meetings with startups and networking with other investors, due to the effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic, we have reinvented the program in a hybrid format. The program will run from August 2021 to February 2022 with the culmination of a 3-day virtual investment event.

Who should apply?

If you are a startup in Accra, Nigeria, Kigall and Nairobi looking to raise a minimum of $l00k in pre-seed or seed funding and have the following;

  • A validated market demand and achieved product-market fit.
  • A proven market traction and recurring revenue.
  • Ability to execute and build a digital presence?

Then you should apply now with your startup before December 5th!