Vodacom Digital Accelerator

Build the Next Innovative African Company


We are looking for early-stage and growth-stage startups that have at least a minimum viable product and are using technology

Vodacom Digital Accelerator is a program that seeks start-ups that have innovative solutions and provides facilitation to take these businesses to the next level.

The startups will have access to mentorship, co-working space, hosting assistance, Vodacom and Smart Codes staff advisors and business development training.

Vodacom Tanzania is looking for startups that have innovative solutions for Fintech, E-commerce, Telecom, Health, Mobile, Education, Agriculture, and Media.

What do you stand to gain?

M -Pesa for Business Services.

Monetary transactions and collections made on behalf of our incubated startups (for work-related purposes) will be exclusively  done via Vodacom M-Pesa.

Vodacom Foundation projects.

The start-ups will have access to a segment of Vodacom’s wide-reaching active customer base for product testing.

Partnering in Corporate Social responsibility

Startups with a social responsibility focus on health, education, financial inclusion or human resources that can utilize their product /platform to support ongoing.

Technical support

Startups in the program will receive technical support in terms of hosting, software development, advisory, and integration.

Follow-on investment for Growth

Startups that do well in the program will receive follow-on investment to rapidly grow their startup across the country and in Africa.

Go to market strategy 

Startups will receive help crafting their go to market strategies, growth strategies, and marketing strategies

Eligibility criteria

Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

Applicants should have at least a functioning version of their product/service.

Involve technology

Should ideally be using technology or plan to incorporate technology into their product/service.

Africa focused

Startups should be working on solutions to relevant problems in the African context.


Products/services should have the potential for scale reaching many users or generating high revenues in the future.

Focus sectors

  1. Telecom
  2. Fintech
  3. Media
  4. Health
  5. Education
  6. E-commerce
  7. Agriculture


November 30, 2019
Program dates Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2020
Organizer Smart Lab
Website Visit website
Targets Tanzania, United Republic of
Agritech, Creative, media and entertainment, E-commerce, EdTech, Education, Fintech, Healthcare, HealthTech, Telecom