Flapmax, the leading and emerging Entrepreneurship Support platform, will kick off the first edition of her Startup Acceleration initiative, FAST on the 31st of January, 2022. The cohort will feature exceptional SME Ventures from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and across Africa. Industries to be represented by the ventures include fintech, edutech, healthtech and related industries.
The past year has seen the business environment and economies become adversely affected globally and particularly, in Africa. The resultant economic shifts and realities have also introduced new and disruptive opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop, improve and connect, enhancing real-time cross-country peer to peer engagements.
Flapmax strongly believes that to create a very successful business, entrepreneurs in Africa need strengthened access to expert knowledge, broad networks, technology and tools which are core to improving entrepreneurial skills. This is achieved through building analytical skills, self-auditing, leadership and articulation of operational gaps and challenges.
About the FAST Program
FAST is a 3-month program that is designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of innovators in Africa, enabling Artificial Intelligence and other advanced technologies in all sectors, with main priority on health, education, finances, agriculture and sustainability.
· Access and co-innovation with Flapmax Engineering and Product Teams
· Access and co-innovation with Microsoft Engineering and Product Teams
· Enterprise and Government proactive Co-Sell
· SME value proposition and marketplace
· Azure Credit (worth up to $250,000), GitHub and Developer Tools, including access to Founders Hub
· Mentorship from industry experts
· Access to VR headsets
· Access to Talent and interns through Flapmax AI Academy
· Access to Microsoft Partner ecosystem
· Cross Market expansion
· Access to Microsoft Africa VC circle
How the program works
Step 1: Put together a top-notch application package, ace the semi-final interviews and get selected by the FAST Accelerator team.
Step 2: Get on-boarded to the FAST Portal where all your learning will take place.
Step 3: Get access to over 15 masterclasses on crucial business skills with top business experts, every month, for the next 3 months.
Step 4: Get introduced to potential customers, build relationships and formulate new business partnerships
Step 5: Investor Run! Present your business to local and international investors.
To apply, visit www.fastaccelerator.com and follow us on LinkedIn.
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