Vodacom Grants for Early and Growth Stage Technology Startups

Vodacom Grants for Early and Growth Stage Technology Startups

Vodacom Grants for Early and Growth Stage Technology Startups

Applications are now open for Vodacom Digital Accelerator Program that will support early- stage and growth-stage technology startups with disruptive products & services that have potential to be brought into the market and scale into profitable, revenue-generating businesses.

Focus Areas

  • Telecoms
  • Health
  • Mobile
  • Fintech
  • Media
  • Education
  • E-Commerce
  • Agriculture

    Benefits

    Sponsorship

    Vodacom will provide sponsors for the selected applicants who will act as mentors for the candidates.

    Vodacom Foundation Projects.

    The start-ups will have access to a segment of Vodacom’s wide reaching active customer base for product testing.

    Technical support

    Startups in the program will receive technical support in terms of hosting, software development, advisory, and integration.

    Partnering in Corporate Social Responsibility

    Startups with a social responsibility focus in health, education, financial inclusion or human resources can utilize their product /platform to support ongoing.

    Mpesa for Business Services.

    Monetary transactions and collections made on behalf of their incubated startups (for work related purposes) will be exclusively be done via Vodacom M-Pesa.

    Follow-on investment for Growth.

    Startups that do well in the program will receive follow-on investment to rapidly grow their startup across the country and in Africa.

    Go to market strategy.

    Startups will receive help crafting their go to market strategies, growth strategies, and marketing strategies.

    Eligibility Criteria

  • Only suitable ideas will to pass to the next stage of the program for acceleration.
  • Participants have two weeks to submit their proposals and ideas. In the last two weeks of the month, the filtering process will begin to determine out viable and suitable ideas for further consideration.

    Post Production

    Applicants must have an idea/product that is already functional.

    Year+ in the Market

    Applicants must have an idea/product that has been in the market for over a year.

    Full Time Founders

    Business or idea being pitched for must have founders who supervise it on a full-time basis.

    Industry/Sector Focused

    Applicants must have an idea/product that is focused and based on the focus sectors.

    Africa Based

    Ideas and products must be relevant to the African Market.

    Registered Entity

    Any idea or product being presented must be registered.

    How to Apply

    Applicants can apply online through the given website.

    Apply by 30th November.

    For more information and application details, see; Vodacom Grants for Early and Growth Stage Technology Startups

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