Applications for the Wise Guys SaaS Accelerator Program Africa 2023 are currently open for entrepreneurs. The program aims to assist startups in overcoming the hurdles of company-building and revolutionizing their go-to-market strategy. It also provides startups with access to a constantly expanding network of like-minded individuals, including founders, practitioners, and investors, in order to foster value-driven partnerships.
This program is primarily designed for early-stage digital B2B SaaS startups in East and West Africa, with a focus on those who have gained initial traction and boast a solid team. However, not all startups are eligible for this program, as only early-stage B2B SaaS startups in the following sectors are permitted to apply: FinTech, AgriTech, EdTech, CleanTech, and RetailTech.
To qualify for the program, a startup must have a working MVP and at least two co-founders or team members. Additionally, the startup must be building initial customer traction, MRR, or revenues.
Successful applicants stand to benefit greatly from the program. They will have access to weekly 1:1 support in areas such as sales, marketing, and pitching, which will enable them to grow their knowledge base. The program also offers up to €65K in investment for up to 12% equity (€45K cash + €20K program), with follow-on possibilities. Participants will be challenged to take part in an intensive 5-month startup accelerator program packed with cutting-edge industry knowledge and expertise. They will also be able to accelerate their growth after the acceleration program, thanks to the 1:1 support that will help boost their sales, new market entry, and partnerships. Furthermore, participants will be able to make valuable connections with industry experts, joining a network of over 600 founders, 350 mentors, and 200 investors.
To apply, visit the link. Applications will be reviewed within 1-2 weeks, and applicants will be contacted through the Dealum platform. The email provided during the application process will be the primary means of communication, so it is essential to ensure that the correct email address is entered and all email notifications are turned on.
The deadline to apply for the Wise Guys SaaS Accelerator Program Africa 2023 is September 7th, 2023. The program’s team will carefully review all applications, and if a potential fit is found, an interview will be scheduled.