Are you a digital startup in Nigeria or Kenya? Apply to Make-IT Accelerator

Make-IT Accelerator, an initiative of the German International Cooperation (GIZ), is looking for 30 digital startups based in Nairobi, Kenya, or Lagos, Nigeria to participate in its free 9-month acceleration programme.

The programme will provide the selected digital startups access to the right knowledge and mentors, business and financing partners and opportunities for successful business growth, according to a statement from the organisers.

This will be done in collaboration with renowned local hubs, corporate partners and investment experts.

Eligibility criteria for application include:

  • Registered business must be a team of at least two people (must be registered in an African country)
  • Must be in operation for at least one full year
  • Must already have digital (software or hardware) product or service on the market and evidence of revenue
  • Clearly demonstrate potential to scale
  • Must be based in or able to work from Nairobi or Lagos for the first six months of the programme (or travel there for regular meetings)
  • Must be a business model with a social impact. That means it presents a solution to a social problem, and has positive impact on society (locally and/or globally). GIZ defines ‘social’ as the basics of life (especially in terms of health, environment, food, agriculture).

There is additional information on the website of Venture Capital for Africa. Interested startups can apply here before or on October 27, 2017.

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    <p>a graduate of Linguistics and a staff writer at Outrepreneurs, Deji’s forte includes tech, startups and innovations. Years back, Deji wrote on Entertainment and Lifestyle for a tabloid. If he wasn’t a writer, Deji would be a photographer or teacher.</p>

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