Adanian Labs has launched the Adanian Labs Venture Building Program call for startups for the 2022 January cohort. The program invites applications from tech entrepreneurs to join Adanian Labs in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Nigeria and South Africa.
The program offers a blend of technology development, technical support, business mentorship, access to market, partnerships and funding while helping startups apply lean principles in processes, learning, iteration and scaling of their innovations.
It will run for 12 months and includes startups incubated at Adanian Lab’s respective country offices (Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Nigeria and South Africa) with $120,000 worth of pre-seed funding. It is open to vibrant technology-based startups with a prototype that can be further developed. Ideal startups should have high impact potential and be led by passionate entrepreneurs.
Adanian Lab’s CEO John Kamara said: “We are looking forward to receiving applications from sectors like FinTech, EduTech, AgriTech, HealthTech, EnviroTech, InsurTech, EnergyTech, Smart-City, MobilityTech, EmmersiveTech including IOT, Blockchain and AI startups. We believe in the potential bestowed upon the youth of Africa and are excited to take part in unleashing opportunities to help them harness tangible value.”
Since its establishment in 2020, Adanian Labs has incubated fourteen (14) groundbreaking tech startups across sectors; have established a first in Africa partnership with Emurgo Africa, a vehicle of EMURGO, the commercial arm of Cardano and have raised seed funding for 4 of its existing startups. Some of these notable startups include Afya Rekod, a consumer-driven digital health data platform, Phema Agri, an agriculture crowdfunding platform, Paylend, an SME credit lending solution and others such as Twaa, eCobba, Reward Adz, Bloow and Ada Animation.