ASIP Accelerator Program

Posted 11 months ago

We are looking for the next generation of African Tech Startups disrupting major industry sectors!

The program is open to startups in various sectors, including but not limited to FinTech, InsureTech, AgriTech, Climate-tech, eCommerce, Digital Health, GreenTech, Mobility, digitizing the informal economy, and empowering artisans.

Check out our ASIP Accelerator Program Video

We scout, skill, and scale early-stage startups through intensive coaching and opportunities for pilots and Proof of Concept projects that subsequently open the doors for longer-term commercial agreements.

This cohort’s incredible partners include:

Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO)

A leading impact investor that supports sustainable private sector growth in developing countries and emerging markets by investing in ambitious projects and entrepreneurs.

Government of Senegal, through DER/FJ

A youth and women empowerment structure set up by the President of the Republic of Senegal. With the help of DER/FJ startups will gain public-sector knowledge and support which presents an opportunity to further scale their impact.


Over the last 6 years, 60 African startups have completed the SBC AfriTech Accelerator.

  • 90% of the alumni are still operating and scaling, and collectively, SBC portfolio companies have raised more than $150 Million in follow-on funding. This track record makes SBC one of the most successful early-stage programs on the continent and for investors, the fund has performed among the top 5% of Silicon Valley VC funds!
  • More importantly, that track record translates to impact on Africa. ASIP Cohort 3 made up of 11 startups from 7 countries, created over 9,600 jobs across the continent. They achieved this at an average age of 31 and with 70% of them having women in leadership.

Now it is your turn!!!!

Are you looking to take your start-up to the next level? Are you ready to build a sustainable, repeatable business model using lean methodology? Are you ready to scale your impact through collaboration with the private and public sectors?

The ASIP Program, powered by Startupbootcamp Afritech is where you should be!

What to expect

During the Covid pandemic, SBC launched Accelerator Squared as a fully online platform that enables startups to access the complete library of content, group workshops, 1:1 mentoring, collaborative sessions with Entrepreneurs in Residence, and invite-only discussion forums with founders from around the globe.

The Program takes a hybrid format and begins in Dakar, culminating in a physical Demo Day where startup founders pitch their disruptive solutions to a broad audience of media, investors, corporate partners, and industry stakeholders.

All 10 startups receive $18,000 in cash together with more than $750,000 in credits and exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as AWS, Google, GitHub, Firstbase, Miro, Hubspot and more.

If you believe you could be their next rising star, apply now!


About Startupbootcamp AfriTech

Startupbootcamp AfriTech was launched in 2017 as the first multi-corporate-backed pan-African startup accelerator. We run world-class accelerator programs, working with some of the most disruptive startups on the continent. We provide access to our global network of corporate partners, investors, and mentors. The SBC AfriTech portfolio currently has 60 African startups spanning 13 countries and operating in sectors that include FinTech, InsureTech, Logistics, Mobility, AgriTech and Digital Health.

With our support, 95% of SBC AfriTech alumni are still operational 2+ years after the program, and they have an aggregate valuation of nearly $1 Billion and  22% have female cofounders.

About Der/FJ

Der/FJ is an institution under the authority of the Presidency of the Republic of Senegal and it was launched by President Macky Sall in 2018 in order to support entrepreneurs throughout Senegal. This support is given through both financial and non-financial services, with an emphasis on sectors that include technology and innovation, hence the creation of the D-hub incubator.

About FMO

FMO is the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development bank. As a leading impact 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 close to 50-year proven track record of empowering people to employ their skills and improve their quality of life. FMO focuses on three sectors that have a high development impact: financial institutions, energy, and agribusiness, food & water. With a committed portfolio of EUR 9.3 billion spanning over 85 countries, FMO is one of the larger bilateral private sector development banks globally.


Key Focus Areas

Digitizing the Informal Economy

Digital Health


AI & Machine Learning

AgriTech Food Supply Chain

IoT & Connectivity



CleanTech/ ClimateTech


The Startups

BD Waste

BD Waste is a GreenTech startup that combines FinTech and sustainability to recover Plastic waste…


Chestify has built robust and clinical algorithms for radiology that can increase throughput by…


Cognx makes IoT accessible and affordable. They repurpose broken smartphones to collect weather,…


Jand2Gidi takes the guesswork out of logistics by providing shipping APIs that are embedded into…

Kyanda Africa

Kyanda Africa is a revolutionary fintech platform that provides businesses and individuals with…


Limawa aims to tackle the issues of food conservation and transportation through the production of…

Moja Ride

Mojaride is building a lending marketplace for unbanked drivers. They track every ride to show…


Parkwell is an Online sharing Platform that matches drivers with available, safe parking spaces and…


PharmaServ – is a SaaS product, which automates the process of sales orders, tracking sales team…


Sodishop is a trusted African Marketplace that enables people to buy and sell anything in one click…


Yoonema is an e-commerce platform and marketplace that offers a seamless experience to buyers and…


  • Jul 10

    Applications open

  • Sep 08

    Applications close

  • Oct 18 – 20

    Selection Days

  • Nov 13

    Program begins

  • Feb 08

    Demo Day

Why join the program?

3-Month Program

An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.


Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals – from business model canvas, lean methodology to fundraising

Corporate Partners

Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers

Global Network

Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries

Tailored Mentorship

Over 1000 carefully selected mentors who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions

Coworking Space

Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic co-working space for the duration of the 3-month program (pandemic depending)

Living Expenses

€15K in cash per team to cover living expenses during the program

Perks & Discounts

More than €500K+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, HubSpot, SendGrid, and others

Alumni Growth Program

Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni only events, deals and tailored introductions

Industry Events

Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading Commerce conferences and events

Investor Access

Meet the most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world

Demo Day

A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees

Startupbootcamp NXT

Upon completion of the program, startups will gain access to our extensive Global Alumni network. Furthermore, teams will be invited in our ‘SBC NXT’ Alumni support program, through which we provide 8 relevant Alumni services throughout the lifetime of the startups and beyond.

What we ask in return

In return, Startupbootcamp gets 8% equity in each company. We don’t take board seats, and we don’t get preferred shares. We strive to be the world’s most useful co-founders.

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