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Accelerate your startup, from Africa to the world

Africa to the world

We’ve worked with some of Africa’s most successful startups. Now we want to work with you!

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8 weeks. 10 founders. 75+ coinvestors, 2 founder operators. 20+ advisors. 1 goal.

After over a decade of supporting several Africa focused founding teams, we have identified five critical areas of support to focus on during the program, alongside some of the top experts in these fields.

craft a compelling mission, vision and story of impact
assemble, motivate, and lead a high performing team
Business Development
Business Development
find your path to the first million dollars in revenue
Product Development
Product Development
build a product that your customers can’t live without
fundraise from the world’s best investors on demo day


About Us

We accelerate Africa’s bold and visionary founders in the earliest stages of building global businesses that solve Africa’s biggest challenges

We have hands-on operating experience in Africa to help you accelerate your business, plus the scars and stories to prove it. For over a decade, we have taken on various roles advising, coaching, and mentoring startups, including over 25+ who have been admitted to global accelerators.

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Workshops facilitated by the worlds best advisors


Coaching from two of Africa’s top operating founders


Access to a network of 75+ investors on demo day


Clinics and office hours for your legals, finance, and tech needs


Why Accelerate?

This is not your typical accelerator

It could be easy to mistake Accelerate Africa for your typical one-size fits all accelerator program, but nothing could be more different.

Second - Our program is designed to meet your needs as a founder in Africa, whether it be workshops across our 5 core areas, coaching sessions from our top advisors, or tech, legal, and finance clinics support through our clinics and office hours. Build community with other founders in our weekly Lagos / Nairobi meet ups, and for the last two weeks of the program, we will be together to prepare for the demo day taking place at the end of May, 2024.

Finally, unlike most accelerators, we don’t offer funding or take equity upon admittance. There is an opportunity that our fund Future Africa may invest alongside our other incredible investor network, to write you a pre-seed or seed stage check of $250,000 - $500,000 after the program, following our standard investment process including due diligence and an IC vote.


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Meet our team of operators and visionaries driving the accelerators success

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The Accelerate Africa Timeline
Thank you to everyone that has applied! Applications are now closed for the April 2024 cohort. We are accepting late applications and rolling applications through to the next cohort application launch period which starts July 2024.


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