We're supporting 19 early stage African tech startups for 9 months.
#AfriTech19 is a free to join, equity-free program for pre-seed (bootstrapping) and seed stage (up to £20K) tech startups based in Africa. This program is in partnership with PYPR, Strand Sahara and Academy London, Google's learning space in London.
Our support involves providing access to LIVE and pre-recorded content via our app and access to 1-2-1 mentors from reputable incubators, accelerators, agencies, consultancies and tech companies.
Our goal is to help each startup move from early stage into growth and scale, nationally and internationally.
How does it work?
Our startups have access to a bank of pre-recorded and LIVE scheduled content that will give them the opportunity to learn key skills and become more aware of how different parts of the tech ecosystem work to support growth and scale.
In addition to that core content, founders will be given the opportunity to request 1-2-1 support on particular issues that they are facing. When we receive a request, we'll reach out to our mentor network and make an intro between the chosen mentor and founder.
We don't match mentors more than 3 times over a 6 week period, and each 1-2-1 session should take no more than 1 hour of the mentor's time.
This is a great opportunity to expand your network by connecting virtually (via video conferencing) with tech startups in Africa.
You'll learn how tech is done in a different part of the world, and support a new talent pool of up-and-coming founders that have the potential to change the African continent for the better.
PLUS, all our mentors get access to our private events in London, where you'll get even more opportunities to build your network.
Not to mention the bragging rights. When a startup you mentor has a big win, we'll send you graphics you can share across your social media to show the part you played in making it happen.