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NEXT GENERATION

AFRICA


2021-2022

Local challenges for glocal innovators

Create Impact locally, growth globally while delivering sustainable solutions.

About the program

With the knowledge and experience collected in our previous adventures, this time we want to do it again. But bigger, bolder, wower.

Next Generation Africa 21-22 is the accelerator project for African startups, innovators, makers, and young talents who intend to develop products or services with high potential impact driving the local economy. The 20 startups selected by Startup Africa Roadtrip will be supported with a unique boot camp week in Kampala, Uganda in August 16th – 21th 2021.

Mentors and experts are ready to give the unique boost and mentorship to the final startups to take off in the market. From networking to learning and prototyping, this is the opportunity to experience a 360° journey that aims to enrich your team not only professionally but humanly as well.

The themes

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Sustainable Economy & Mobility

Waste-tech solutions, carbon free mobility, urban mobility management

Startup Africa Roadtrip -Healthcare
Healthcare

Medical devices, drugs development, telemedicine, wellness, health-data, diagnostics, care management, nutrition

Startup Africa Roadtrip -ICT _ Fintech
ICT & Fintech

B2B SaaS, payments, B2B and B2C lending

Startup Africa Roadtrip - Agribusiness _ Agritech
Agribusiness & Agritech

New farming systems, alternative feed supplies, new foods, agri-data business for monitoring and/or planning, new tools for farming and breeding

Startup Africa Roadtrip - Education
Education

Learning platforms, education financing, tutoring/teaching marketplaces

Startup Africa Roadtrip -Tourism _ Hospitality
Tourism & Hospitality

Travel/experiences marketplaces, pricing optimization solutions, co-working, co-housing, prop-tech

Startup Africa Roadtrip -Sustainable Economy _ Mobility
Sustainable Economy & Mobility

Waste-tech solutions, carbon free mobility, urban mobility management

Startup Africa Roadtrip -ICT _ Fintech
ICT & Fintech

B2B SaaS, payments, B2B and B2C lending

Startup Africa Roadtrip -Healthcare
Healthcare

Medical devices, drugs development, telemedicine, wellness, health-data, diagnostics, care management, nutrition

Startup Africa Roadtrip - Agribusiness _ Agritech
Agribusiness & Agritech

New farming systems, alternative feed supplies, new foods, agri-data business for monitoring and/or planning, new tools for farming and breeding

Startup Africa Roadtrip - Education
Education

Learning platforms, education financing, tutoring/teaching marketplaces

Startup Africa Roadtrip -Tourism _ Hospitality
Tourism & Hospitality

Travel/experiences marketplaces, pricing optimization solutions, co-working, co-housing, prop-tech

Benefit of Joining

The awarded startups will have the possibility to participate in the Italian Roadshow during the Digital Week

But not only:

  • Create valuable and long term connection between system stakeholders
  • Immerge the participants into a networking system made of mentors, potential investors, partners, startups and interesting people
  • Close collaboration with domain experts and multinational company known worldwide
  • Bring to life not only learning moments but exciting, engaging and inspiring events
  • Improve early business features with tailored mentorship and tutoring
  • Study projects’ values and work together to enhance the potentiality that the project has
  • Improve the storytelling to build up killer elevator pitches
  • Bring startups in front of business angels and people that matter and foster conversation
  • Build bridges with international ecosystems
  • Be part of our future contacts base for exciting future opportunities and collaborations
  • Merge the teams into a unique and out-of-the-box learning experience delivered by professional in an exclusive educational methodology
  • Provide an always-ready business tools archive for startups to consult and use in the future
  • Create a stable community of professionals and people joined by the same passions and ambitions

 

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Why Us

We bring a next-level accelerator and mentorship program that lays on thrilling roller coasters of activities of different natures and formats and emotions to enable as much creativity, craziness as possible. Our team of young professionals is ready to guide the startups through actionable best practices, inspiring talks, memorable group activities and one-in-a-life opportunities. We want to tackle bias and communications barriers to raise valuable ideas that not only enrich the local community but create an ethical impact worldwide.

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Program
Phases

U
Scouting

End of the call on the 8th of July 2021

Selection of the 20 Startups from East Africa landscape to bring to the final sprint

Z
Selection

Study and profile startups and create networking opportunities

Onboarding

Introduce our methodology and prepare startups to the boot camp in Kampala

Bootcamp

An intense journey of learning by doing and fruitful encounters (16th – 21th of August)

Italy Roadshow

Bring your startup oversea and show what you got to the European ecosystem

ARE YOU READY to
MAKE THE DIFFERENCE?

The call will be open until the 8th of JULY 2021

Eligibility

The startup can be based anywhere in the African continent but its product/service must have potential application/scalability in the East African region (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, etc…)

The average age of the team: 25 years old

The project should fit in one of the 6 social-impact topics mentioned above

Application steps

1. Screening phase

 

Tell us about your team and project/ startup with detailed info about your project, revenues and customers.

DOCUMENTS NEEDED:

  • Business Plan (optional)
  • Pitch Deck (optional)
  • Cohort (optional)
2. One to One phase

 

Let’s get to know each other better. This is your chance to show to us your potential.

DOCUMENTS NEEDED:

  • Business Plan
  • Pitch Deck
  • Cohort
  • Prototype (optional)
  • Visual explanations (optional)

 

3. Final event

 

Time to e-meet your future partners, mentors and other startups. It’s a great time to show your soft skills.

DOCUMENTS NEEDED:

  • Nothing, we want to informally meet you and see your energy!
4. Announcement Day

 

We will get in touch with the team that has made it to the boot camp in Kampala!

Download application phases reminder in PDF

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