Thirteen startups from East and West Africa are have been selected for a six week accelerator program by GreenHouse Capital and Microsoft. Nine startups from Nigeria have been selected with Kenya having three startups while the remaining one is Tanzanian.
Ourpass, One Health, GetEquity, Oystr, Chekkit, Eight Medical, Herconomy, Pharmarun, and Mobiele were the startups that have been selected from Nigeria. Kenya is represented by BuuPass, Gobeba, and Zydii, while Tanzania’s Afya Bora caps the list.
The ScaleUp Accelerator Program is targeted at startups that are at the pre-series A stage and are looking to expand into new markets.
The program is organized into 12 instructor-led sessions, 10 workshops and three panel discussions. Startup founders will be equipped with skills to help them access new markets, technology infrastructure, technical skills as well as funding opportunities.
According to the Program Manager at GreenHouse Capital, Oluwadunni Fanibe, the diversity of the program makes it easier for startups from around the continent to benefit from it.
“I am immensely proud of the diversity of this program in terms of participants and facilitators and hope many others in the ecosystem follow suit and are more deliberate about their processes,” he said.
Some of the program modules include:
- Fundraising for Growth stage Companies
- Market Expansion & Operations
- Culture & Employee Benefits
- PR & Communications
- Marketing & Growth
- Sales and Business Development
- Technical Workshops
The other aspect of the training is a demo day session that will bring global investors to meet the startup founders.