Safaricom Foundation Technology For Good Accelerator 2017 for Kenyan Entrepreneurs

Application Deadline: June second 2017

The Safaricom Foundation Technology for Good Accelerator is a three months in length brooding and seed-subsidizing program that enables business people to dispatch universally versatile portable tech driven new companies that comprehend pertinent neighborhood challenges.

Points of interest:

Choice: Our choice procedure is a special entire day workshop and pitch introduction (following seven days) where members are prepared and furnished with the most applicable startup apparatuses to direct client revelation and approval. Groups then pitch to show client issue as fit. The groups are additionally prepared and furnished with the devices and abilities for business presentations. They build up a plan of action to be tried amid the hatching time frame.

Determination and qualification Criteria:

Must be enrolled to lead business in Kenya as per Kenyan law

Must exhibit the development and how it connections to the Safaricom Foundation goals

Must exhibit ability to create and reveal the answer for the advantage of Kenyans

Must show how they have included accomplices and the group that will profit by the advancement

Potential developments will be brooded upon for three months after which those chosen will be supported

Installments will be paid in light of pre-concurred turning points

There will allowance to take the advancement to sending and scale

This is a development challenge subsidizing and the Foundation maintains all authority to take a value stake in the last item (arranged)

The attention is on the advantage of the advancement to convey change to the group

Those chosen must will to be brooded for three (3) months at @iBizAfrica, Strathmore University

The reserve does not support operational or calculated expenses

The choice will be by a board of trustees made up of people from Strathmore University, Safaricom Foundation, Mpesa Foundation accomplices, Safaricom Innovation and Technology divisions

Training groups experience a one day programmed preparing imagination and advancement and a serious two weeks educational modules intended to rapidly situate them into the subtleties of business aptitudes, enterprise and startup systems. The preparation will furnish the members with the information and aptitudes crosswise over enterprise, business displaying, group improvement, business forms, introduction abilities and pitching, item advancement and startup approach. Classes happen at night from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Tutoring and Coaching-Teams will have entry to top guides and mentors from industry and Strathmore University.

MVP and Proof of Concept-Concurrently with the preparation, groups leave upon building an MVP for evidence of idea. They likewise run analysis to test the plan of action. The span for this is one month. Groups pitch to show verification of idea and to submit application for seed financing.

Seed Funding-Applications for seed financing are submitted to the speculation board of trustees for audit and endorsement. Candidates can apply up to KES. 5,000,000 in subsidizing.

Who Should Apply

Groups of a greatest of three individuals by:

Kenyan youth (18-35 years)

National and group based non-legislative associations

Religious and common society associations

scholarly and research foundations

development center points and the private area

Groups must have the important specialized and business hone required to effectively execute the business

Themed Categories for the Program

1. Education

2. Wellbeing

3. Financial strengthening

4. Natural preservation

5. Water

6. Expressions

7. Culture

8. Natural disaster alleviation

Length: 3 months hatching, 3 months post-brooding backing


Open Call for Applications-second May

Due date call for applications-second June

Hatching June-August 2017

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Safaricom Foundation Technology For Good Accelerator 2017

For more enquiries about admissions into universities abroad, send an email to or call +2347037293057

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