Call for Proposals: Accelerate in Africa

Call for Proposals: Accelerate in Africa


8 weeks. 10 founders. 75+ coinvestors, 2 founder operators. 7+ 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.

  • Storytelling:craft a compelling mission, vision and story of impact

  • Talent:assemble, motivate, and lead a high performing team

  • Business Development:find your path to the first million dollars in revenue

  • Product Development:build a product that your customers can’t live without

  • Fundraising: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.

    Our founders Iyinoluwa Aboyeji and Mia von Koschitzky-Kimani have built, funded and advised hundreds of African founding teams like Andela, Flutterwave, Moove BV, Daystar Power, DukaConnect amongst others on how to build global businesses from Africa by solving our continent’s biggest challenges. Many of those businesses have grown to become billion dollar companies with hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues, or been acquired by global businesses like Mastercard and Shell.


  • 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.

    First - we will accept 10 founders who will receive support from 2 of the top operator VCs in Africa, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji and Mia von Koschitzky-Kimani who have built, advised, invested in and exited multiple successful businesses in Africa.

    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.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Call for Proposals: Accelerate in Africa

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