Call For Applications: Fast Accelerator 2023 for Startups

Call For Applications: Fast Accelerator 2023 for Startups

About Fast Accelerator

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.

Details About The Program

2 Weeks Virtual Bootcamp Program

Validate your entrepreneurial journey with FA intensive virtual boot camp program focused on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Gain valuable knowledge and insights to refine your business model and prepare for the next stage.

5 Weeks in Silicon Valley

The top startups selected from the virtual program will have the incredible opportunity to join FA in Silicon Valley. This stage involves acceleration, networking, and raising funds, all while immersing yourself in the thriving startup ecosystem of Silicon Valley.

Program Features

Mentorship and Business Coaching: Receive personalized guidance from experienced mentors and business coaches who will support you throughout the program.

Pitch to Silicon Valley Investors and Experts: Showcase your startup to potential investors and gain valuable feedback from industry experts.
weekly seminars and Progress Meetings: Engage in interactive seminars and progress meetings to learn from industry experts and track your startup’s growth.

Build Relationships with Global Startups and Corporates: Connect with startups and corporate partners from around the world, expanding your network and exploring potential collaborations.

FA23 Timeline

July – August 2023

Review: FAST Accelerator team reviews top candidates to participate in the virtual boot camp program.

August 2023

FA Bootcamp: Up to 60 participants will attend the “Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship” two-week online program.

October 2023

5 Weeks in Silicon Valley: Up to 10 top participants from the boot camp will embark on an all-expense-paid, 5-week Silicon Valley Training Program. The program will culminate with pre-arranged meetings with angel investors, venture capitalists, and potential trade partners.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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
  • Healthcare, Fintech, Edutech, and Industrials/Agtech startups are specifically of interest. Sustainability and Deeptech are welcomed
  • Commitment: Participants must be committed for the entire duration of the program

Click HERE To Apply


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