|Application deadline||Nov 30|
|Program dates||Jan 6 - Mar 31 - 18:00|
|Organizer||Smart Lab Accelerator|
|Location||Dar es Salaam, Tanzania|
|Targets||Tanzania, United Republic of|
|Sectors||Agritech, Creative, media and entertainment, E-commerce, Education, Fintech, Healthcare, Telecom|
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.
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
Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
Applicants should have at least a functioning version of their product/service.
Should ideally be using technology or plan to incorporate technology into their product/service.
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.