Startupbootcamp AfriTech is a leading accelerator focused on high-growth startups in blockchain, connected devices, payment solutions, capital markets and asset management, integrated supply chain, e-commerce, retailtech, insurtech, alternative financing, identity management, digital connectivity, data and behavioural analytics and enabling technologies.
WHAT WE OFFER
Over the 3 months program, 10 selected high potential startups from across the globe have accelerated their companies with the help of our team of first-class entrepreneurs, investors, and partners. In 3 months, the selected teams have achieved what normally would take you 18 months, by leveraging direct access to key contacts in the industry.
We provided each team with €15,000, access to 100+ highly engaged mentors from the FinTech, InsurTech and RegTech industries, free office space, and access to funding from a network of industry partners, investors and venture capital firms.
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In 2019 we will be visiting 15 countries, hosting 19 events. Startupbootcamp AfriTech is inviting startups, mentors, investors, corporates and thought leaders t join us at our FastTracks (one-day pitching events) Office Hours (networking and mentoring) and themed Hackathons in a city near you. Apply now here. The 10 most promising startups selected from the applications, will be invited to present their innovative ideas to the Startupbootcamp team, fellow entrepreneurs and corporates. Startups will have the opportunity to receive mentor feedback, network with corporates and learn more about the Cape Town-based Startupbootcamp accelerator program. If you’re a startup, we encourage you to apply now.
WHY JOIN THE PROGRAM
3-Month Program:An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.
Masterclasses:Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals – from business model canvas, lean methodology to fundraising
Corporate Partners:Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers
Global Network:Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries
Tailored Mentorship:Over 1000 carefully selected mentors who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions
Coworking Space:Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic co-working space for the duration of the 3-month program
Living Expenses:€15K in cash per team to cover living expenses during the program
Perks & Discounts:More than €500K+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, HubSpot, SendGrid, and others
Alumni Growth Program:Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni-only events, deals and tailored introductions
Industry Events:Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading Commerce conferences and events
Investor Access:Meet the most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world
Demo Day:A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees
IDEAL TEST MARKET
Capetown has a vibrant startup ecosystem. With one of the world’s best emerging economies, a high percentage of English speakers, Cape Town is fast becoming one of the most attractive startup hubs in the world. South Africa is the ideal test market to trial new technology and understand customer needs and wants. The public is fast becoming technology oriented, and fast and reliable connectivity is making its mark on the homes in and around Cape Town. The Mother City that is fast becoming the best place to grow your startup.
Upon completion of the program, startups will gain access to our extensive Global Alumni network. Furthermore, teams will be invited in our ‘SBC NXT’ Alumni support program, through which we provide 8 relevant Alumni services throughout the lifetime of the startups and beyond.
WHAT WE ASK IN RETURN
In return, Startupbootcamp gets 8% equity in each company. We don’t take board seats, and we don’t get preferred shares. We strive to be the world’s most useful co-founders
|Application deadline||May 23|
|Program dates||August 12 - November 7, 2019|
|Location||Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa|
|Sectors||Big data, Blockchain, Clean technology, Clean technology and energy, E-commerce, Financial services, Insurance, Online payment processing|