Spring Fellowship is a 4-month accelerator program mentor-driven and backed by global corporate leaders aiming to help African Startups to scale.
Spring Fellowship will take place in End August in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and will welcome 8 startups coming from all part of the African continent, and operating across AgTech, FoodTech, MarTech, AdTech and RetailTech.
Spring Fellowship will offer seed funding tickets of $15,000 USD per startup, as well as operational and expertise support.
Spring Fellowship acceleration strategy relies on startup-corporate collaboration.
To enter the program your startup must be able to solve one of our Corporate Innovation Challenges. Selected teams will be immersed for 4-month in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire with industry leader teams in order to work on an innovative Proof of Concept and resulting to a Demo Day in front of VC investors and Top Management of our partners.
Spring Fellowship is designed for a broad spectrum of entrepreneurs, whether it be founders or representing a team of early to growth-stage startups looking for traction, to penetrate new markets, and specialized in one of the following verticals:
We invite every promising Africa-based startup with at least a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), and minimum traction to apply.
Open Innovation Challenges
1. REINVENTING CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS / Elle.ci
WhatsApp is one of the most used social messenger services in Subsaharan Africa, it is now at the heart of customer relation. How can your startup help us create a solution that will automatised the sharing of news to our thousands of subscribers, while still allowing one to one conversation?
2. REINVENTING PLANT CONTAINER / Nestlé
Plantlet is the beginning of what will become incredible products. How can your solutions and services help us find smart, cost competitive and sustainable solutions for growing and transporting cocoa plantlets thus impacting positively the quality of the whole value chain?
3. REINVENTING MATERNAL NUTRITION / Nestlé
Every mom and mom to be have the right to access affordable and quality food. Is your startup specialize in FoodTech? How can you help us create affordable, tasty, high-density nutrients food for every mom and mom to be?
4. REINVENTING FOOD PACKAGING / Nestlé
Imagine a future where thanks to technology packaging will not be an issue for the planet and where it will help improve the customer journey. Is your startup has a technology that can help us create sustainable, smart and eco-friendly food packaging?
5. REINVENTING FOOD DISTRIBUTION / Nestlé
How can your startup help us find innovative routes and solutions to create direct and effective access between our products and consumers leaving in high-density urban areas, in African cities?
|Application deadline||July 7|
|Program dates||August 1 - 9:00 AM - November 30, 2019 - 6:00 PM|
|Location||Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire|
|Sectors||Adtech, Agribusiness, Business services, Fashion, Food and beverage, Food production, Hospitality, Leisure and travel, Marketing and PR, Retail|