Key lesson learned of supporting innovators in Africa for six years now, is that both expertise and risk capital are needed to validate innovative solutions. The upcoming accelerators organized by Africa Funded have a committed capital of 3 mio Eur. One of them focusses on urban solutions (see below). Stay tuned for the announcement of next accelerators via our newsletter.
Africa Funded manages the second edition of the VIA Water Innovation Challenge as part of the final call of this fund. The program focusses validating innovative concepts that will improve urban water issues (including ICT / FinTech / Data / urban agri solutions). For the online accelerator the program team will select the most promising concepts. Participants in the program get access to relevant sector experts (water/sanitation/ICT/agri/etc), participate in online workshops, learn from entrepreneurs in previous cohorts and get access to seasoned Africa focused business and investment professionals, supporting you in fine-tuning your proposal to validate your innovation. Best in class proposals will be selected and supported with access to experts and a max 200.000 Euro grant to pilot the innovation.
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"The accelerator team was always available to answer my questions. Apart from providing me with feedback, they also provided me with inspiration and encouragement throughout entire period of the program”
“They covered all major areas that used to be obstacles to my company growth”.
83% of the participants rated the VIA Water Innovation Challenge as "outstanding", read the full article here