Thirteen startups from East and West Africa are set to benefit from a six-week accelerator program by GreenHouse Capital and Microsoft.
The Scaleup Accelerator Programme is targeted at startups a the pre-series A stage looking to expand into new markets. The selected companies include six male-founded and seven female-founded.
Nigeria has the most beneficiary with nine firms namely Ourpass, One Health, GetEquity, Oystr, Chekkit, Eight Medical, Herconomy, Pharmarun and Mobiele. Kenya is represented by BuuPass, Gobeba and Zydii, while Tanzania’s Afya Bora caps the list.
The programme 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.
Oluwadunni Fanibe, Program Manager at GreenHouse Capital, said, “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.”
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.