DRILL Accelerator

Supporting microentrepreneurs with skills, tools, and capital for growth.


What is the DRILL Accelerator program?

DRILL Accelerator is a 6-months accelerator for 60 businesses providing skills, business tools and capital for growth in The Gambia and Tanzania. It is organized in partnership between the Westerwelle Startup Haus Arusha (WSHA) and Disruptive Labs (Gambia) and sponsored by AfriLabs, AFD, and Digital Africa.

Program benefits:

DRILL Accelerator participants will benefit from an intensive capacity building and network extension which includes:

  • Weekly workshops and training on key business topics such as sales and marketing, growth through operations, investment readiness, metrics, and managing teams.
  • Access to business tools such as LivePlan to help you write a business plan, secure funding, and get insights to help you reach your goals.
  • Monthly meetups with peers, corporates, and key people in the local ecosystem
  • Access to loans to winning participants to help them grow their businesses

Who is this program for?

Most of the questions in this form are there to help us understand your business better so that we can help you during the program. However, the following is the type of entrepreneur we are looking for:

  • You are a post-revenue businesses
  • You are legally registered in Tanzania
  • The team has at least 1 full-time founder
  • You are a business from any sector

Important dates:

  • Application deadline: July 17, 2022 at 11:59 pm Arusha time
  • Info session: June 24, 2022 at 4:00 pm Arusha time
  • Notification of selection: July 25, 2022
  • Program start: August 1, 2022
  • Demo day: September 9, 2022

More info

We know you are busy running your business but please try to answer the questions as accurately as you can, it will take you approximately 20 minutes to fill out the form. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Phone: 0767 731 319
Email: wsha@westerwelle.haus


August 4, 2022
OrganizerWesterwelle Foundation
Website Visit website
Targets Tanzania
Sectors Sector agnostic