Safaricom Spark Accelerator Program for Young Kenyan Startups

Safaricom Spark Accelerator Program for Young Kenyan Startups

Applications are now open for the 2024 Spark Accelerator Program. Submissions are now open for the Spark Accelerator, a platform for bold and visionary founders to grow and scale their businesses. Anchored around the purpose of transforming lives, the goal is simple yet powerful, to empower startups with the access they need to succeed.

The program is expected to start in March 2024 and will run for 14 weeks. The program timeline will be communicated to selected startups during the onboarding process.


Startups that fit the below criteria are highly encouraged to apply.

  • Geographic Location: Starting with Kenya

  • Strategic Fit: Startups Building Solutions in Highlighted Focus Areas

  • Team: Multi-skilled team with requisite expertise in the sector

  • Equity: Ready to Accept Equity Participation

  • Product: Have an Existing Product and Post-revenue

  • Stage: Pre-Series A Startups.

    Sector Focus

    Startups in these focus sectors qualify to apply for the Spark Accelerator.

    Embedded Financial Services:

  • Insure Tech

  • Fintech as a Service – (enabling other businesses to offer financial services)

  • Agency as a Service – Enabling agents to sell digital products

    SME Productivity Tools:

  • E-commerce enablement

  • POS and acceptance solutions

  • Merchant loyalty and rewards

  • Inventory and sales efficiency

  • Working capital management

    Fintech powered by AI:

  • Wealth management

  • Fraud management

  • Reg-tech

  • Scoring


  • Local gaming content

  • Long and short-form video content

  • Mobile advertisement Definition


  • Personal financial management

  • Carbon Finance

    Benefits of Spark Accelerator

  • Access to Product and Technology Support

  • Access to Daraja and M-PESA Open APIs

  • AWS Activate credits up to $25K

  • Technical advisory & mentorship

  • Business development support

    Access to Market

  • Go to Market Support

  • Access to Safaricom and M-PESA Customer Base of over 30 Million Customers

  • Access to Safaricom Partner Network

  • Networking and Events

    Access to Capital

  • Investor Readiness

  • Access to Funding from Safaricom and Leading Venture Capital Funds

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Safaricom Spark Accelerator Program for Young Kenyan Startups

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