FAST Accelerator Program 2022 for African Startups | Apply Now

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FAST Accelerator Program 2022 for African Startups | Apply Now

FAST Accelerator Program 2022 for African Startups: Applications are invited for suitably qualified candidates for FAST Accelerator Program 2022 for African Startups. FAST is an initiative of Flapmax in partnership with Microsoft. The program combines business development, technology integration, funding and community building opportunities to enable African startups to scale more rapidly and sustainably.

SECTORS

While we may be sector-agnostic, we have specific interest in startups innovating in key industries where AI can be greatly leveraged for societal good at large scales.

  1. HEALTH
    Deploy technology for equitable healthcare. Telemedicine, genomic sequencing, robotic surgery, etc.
  2. SUSTAINABILITY
    Build a sustainable environment that propels socioeconomic growth. Waste, water, biodiversity, etc.
  3. EDUCATION
    Ignite the knowledge in every learner and empower the global workforce. Adaptive learning, training, etc.
  4. AGRICULTURE
    Bring food to table with no stress, inclusive of underserved communities. Green agriculture, smart faming, etc.
  5. FINTECH
    Include every individual–big or small–in the financial space. Financial planning, payments, insurance, etc.

BENEFITS Of FAST Accelerator Program 2022 for African Startups

Startups benefit from a broad range of services and perks for achieving high growth and scale.

  • ACCESS AND CO-INNOVATION WITH MICROSOFT ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT TEAM
    Startups within the program will have access to Microsoft engineering team to co-innovate, this can range from product integrations to new offerings
  • ACCESS AND CO-INNOVATION WITH FLAPMAX ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT TEAM
    Startups within the program will have access to Flapmax engineering team to co-innovate, this can include product integrations with Measure, Coral Imaging, and Fast Portal
  • AZURE CLOUD CREDIT, GITHUB AND DEVELOPER TOOLS
    Up to $250,000 in cloud credits, including access to Founders Hub and virtual reality (VR) hardware
  • SME VALUE PROPOSITION AND MARKETPLACE
    We have a high preference for startups with SME solution. Our vision is to impact millions of SME’S across the continent as such we will be positioning solutions targeted to solving the SME challenge in the continent.
  • ENTERPRISE AND GOVERNMENT PROACTIVE CO-SELL
    Joint Co-Sell engagement with Microsoft sales team in the enterprise and public sector as well as with Flapmax product team.
  • ENTERPRISE AND GOVERNMENT PROACTIVE CO-SELL
    Joint Co-Sell engagement with Microsoft sales team in the enterprise and public sector as well as with Flapmax product team
  • MICROSOFT PARTNER ECOSYSTEM
    Partner Network provides access to exclusive resources, programs, tools and connections across the continent to foster business growth
  • ACCESS TO MICROSOFT AFRICA VC CIRCLE
    Our network of VCs help drive growth. Startups will have access to Microsoft VC circle to raise funds and scale their business
  • CROSS MARKET EXPANSION
    Startups seeking to expand to the rest of Africa will benefit from cross market expansion activities which introduces their product/services to new markets within the continent

How FAST Accelerator Program 2022 for African Startups Works

  1. STEP 1
    Put together a top-notch application package, ace the semi-final/final interviews and get selected by the FAST Accelerator team
  2. STEP 2
    Get on-boarded on the FAST Portal where all your learning will take place, including access to over 15 masterclasses on crucial business skills with top business experts, every month for the next 3 months
  3. STEP 3
    Get introduced to potential customers, create new business relationships and formulate new partnerships, while receiving the support you need for growth over the next 3 months
  4. STEP 4
    Investor Run! Present your business to local and international investors
  5. STEP 5
    Become an alumni! Continue to receive perks as we continue to offer advise / make introductions
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ELIGIBILITY: FAST Accelerator Program 2022 for African Startups 

  • Startups must be based in Africa
  • Be ready to scale or expand within the continent
  • Have established product-market fit and generating revenue
  • B2B startups are prioritized
  • Healthtech, Fintech, Edutech and Industrials/Agritech startups are specifically of interest. Sustainability and Deeptech are welcomed
  • Commitment: Participants must be committed for the entire duration of the program, 7th of March, 2022 – 27th of May, 2022.

How To Apply For FAST Accelerator Program 2022 for African Startups

click on the link ”APPLY NOW” below to apply.

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FAST Accelerator Program 2022 for African Startups | Apply Now
FAST Accelerator Program 2022 for African Startups

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