Africa’s leading technology accelerator, startup boot camphas selected participants for the coveted Accelerator Program along with anchor partner and telecom giant Telecel Group. Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) .
The intrinsic value of African startups lies in their ability to build fast and effective solutions to pressing challenges. Over the years, another important aspect has been contested. Scaling across borders. The ASIP Accelerator has successfully helped founders fine-tune their business model while facilitating entry into new markets such as Senegal.
this is, DER/FJ, was founded by H.E. Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic, to promote entrepreneurship for Senegalese women and youth. Senior Innovation Lead Adrien Schwarz, keynote speaker at the event, said:
“We are impressed by the work of Startupbootcamp AfriTech and excited that the number of French-speaking founders has tripled over the previous year. It is also great to see the progress of past Senegalese startups such as Proxalys, Parcsmart and Yobante.”
The Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP), backed by telecommunications giant Telecel, aims to target the next generation of early-stage African technology startups that are disrupting major verticals such as FinTech, InsureTech, AgriTech, Climate-tech, eCommerce and Digital Health. is intended to support Digitalization of cleantech, mobility, microleasing and the informal economy.
“Telecel is proud of the tremendous effort that has gone into this Cohort 3 of the Telecel Group ASIP Accelerator Program powered by SBC AfriTech,” said Eleanor Azar, Executive Deputy and ASIP Director of Telecel Group. says. “We have great startups with innovative and aggressively disruptive ways they set out to solve problems in Africa and build startups. I pray that the program received over 2,000 applications.
Other partners are Dutch Startup Development Bank (FMO), AWS,fresh works, Google When first base.
Participants will receive an intensive 3-month coaching and support program to accelerate their growth and profits worth US$750,000. Axel Square A platform with a full library of content, group workshops, one-on-one tutoring, co-sessions with expat entrepreneurs, and invite-only discussion forums with founders from around the world.
The program will be held in Dakar, Senegal, and startups will be hosted in D-hub, a space commissioned by DER/FJ.
Program Director Henry Ojour commented: “20% of them have applied before, 50% have applied for alumni founder recommendation, all are post-MVP and post-earning, and some are in the growth stage. With three cohorts operating in more than 12 industries and 30% female founders, it will undoubtedly be 13 weeks of far-reaching progress and impact,” he added.
We are proud to announce that the following startups will join the 2023 ASIP Cohort 3.
Kyanda Africa is an innovative Kenyan fintech platform that provides convenient and reliable money transfer solutions for businesses and individuals. The startup has a network of agents, an API gateway, and various access channels such as USSD, mobile apps, Whatsapp chatbots, etc., to customize the service according to users’ needs.
Pharmaserve A Nigerian SaaS product that automates the sales order process, tracks sales team performance, and reconciles purchase orders, payments, and invoices for health brands. This is a labor intensive process and is still largely manual for most local businesses in emerging markets.
soddy shop is the marketplace of Mali, an online sales and buying platform present in four countries in West Africa, delivering thousands of orders each month in Mali, Senegal, Guinea and Ivory Coast.
BD waste GreenTech startup from Ghana combining fintech and sustainability to collect plastic waste from communities. The company’s Digicycle product allows customers to deposit plastic waste directly into their digital wallets and receive credit. This credit can be used to purchase data packages, airtime, groceries, stationery, and health insurance.
Limawawhose Senegalese founders work in Ivory Coast aims to tackle the problem of food storage and transportation through a solar-powered split air conditioner (designed at CI by our team) that reaches -2 °C. Limawa offers an innovative and cost-effective alternative to industrial compressors for the cold chain industry. This solution is suitable for trucks, containers and trailers.
Parkwell is a Nigerian online sharing platform that matches drivers with available secure parking spaces and helps property owners list their parking spaces for optimal use. A digital parking platform unifies parking facilities and connects them to mobile for a seamless experience.
Jand2Gidialso from Nigeria, offers “Logistics as a Service” to its B2B and B2B2C customers whose users are engaged in cross-border transactions. Nearly a decade after building a robust, state-of-the-art freight forwarding and last-mile delivery service, they built a shipping API that offers B2B merchants the same hassle-free, transparent, and trackable shipping service, faster made it possible to grow.
Mojaride from Ivory Coast is on a mission to provide better and cleaner mobility services to African cities by making financing easier and accessible to all transport professionals. Drivers and carriers can easily qualify for new car loans and vehicle repairs simply by using Moja Ride’s advanced digital fare payment and booking technology.
safe track is a Moroccan technology start-up that can reduce water consumption for irrigation by 75% at 20% the price of its competitors. His IoT solution of their location and surveillance is 100% mobile, easy to maintain and requires no IT infrastructure. It consists of affordable devices such as re-evaluated smartphones and sensors, and an in-house developed cloud software platform. ”
Chestfy the AI Lab Ghana’s provides an AI platform that provides highly accurate algorithms for diagnosing pathologies on chest X-rays. Two-thirds of the world’s population of over 5 billion do not have access to radiologists and radiological diagnostic support tools. Chestify’s mission is to proactively address the socioeconomic and health woes caused by inadequate radiation infrastructure and a shortage of radiologists in Africa. .
Yonema is a Senegalese social e-commerce platform that offers a frictionless, unique and simplified experience for e-buyers seeking quality products and B2B players providing a complete global e-commerce experience for their clients. .
ASIP Accelerator powered by SBC AfriTech will culminate in an online Demo Day on S25 May 2023, where startup founders will be disruptive to a wide audience of media, investors, corporate partners and industry stakeholders. pitch a solution.
About Startupbootcamp AfriTech
Startupbootcamp AfriTech launched in 2017 as the first pan-African startup accelerator backed by multiple companies. We operate a world-class accelerator program and work with some of the continent’s most disruptive startups. We provide access to a global network of corporate partners, investors and mentors. For more information, see: http://bit.ly/sbcafefritech
About the Africa Startup Initiative
ASIP is a program established by Moh Damush, CEO of Telecel Group, as a CSR activity. The ASI program aims to ensure that innovative ideas can make a difference in communities, expose them to international organizations, bridge knowledge and expertise, and attract partners who can add value to the African continent. contribute in a meaningful way to their startup. For more information on ASIP, visit his website at: www.asiprogram.com
About Telecel Group
Telecel Group operates in four different business units, all under the telecommunications industry. (2) Telecel Global Services provides wholesale, enterprise and digital security services to telecom operators and enterprises worldwide. (3) Telecel Play, a digital platform that digitizes mobile users; (4) The Africa Startup Initiative Program provides funding and guidance to support and scale up innovative startups in Africa. For more information on the Telecell Group Program, please visit http://telecelgroup.com
Der/FJ, an institution under the Office of the President of the Republic of Senegal, was founded in 2018 by President Macky Sall to support entrepreneurs across Senegal. This support will be delivered through both financial and non-financial services, with a focus on sectors including technology and innovation, thus creating the D-hub incubator. Learn more about DER/FJ here https://der.sn/
FMO is a Dutch entrepreneurial bank. As an influential and leading investor, FMO supports sustainable private sector growth in developing countries and emerging markets by investing in ambitious projects and entrepreneurs. FMO believes that a strong private sector leads to economic and social development, and has a proven track record of empowering people to harness their skills and improve their quality of life for nearly 50 years. FMO focuses on three sectors that have the greatest impact on development: financial institutions, energy, agribusiness, and food and water. FMO is one of the world’s largest bilateral private sector development banks, with a committed portfolio of €9.3bn across more than 85 countries. For more information, please visit: www.fmo.nl